Data Science Credentialing Editorial Board

Tim Ahern, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Rick Bawcum, Bross Group
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kuang Huang, Excelsior College
Madison Langseth, USGS
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University
Charles McElroy, Case Western Reserve University
Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois
Marian Westley, NOAA
Jens Klump, CSRIO

Staff Partner:
Harry Furukawa, Director, Product Development

Identify relevant data science topics for the development of a data science curriculum for the Earth and space sciences. Guide the development of the curriculum once the course listing has been agreed upon. Identify how to increase awareness and value of the new certification(s). Provide insight and expertise for the creation and administration of the professional certification program geared towards Earth and space science.

Key Initiatives for 2014-2015
Provide input in the formation and creation of a data science curriculum for Earth and space sciences.

Create a course listing for the data science curriculum.

Review draft course materials and make recommendations for improvement.

Provide input in the data science marketing plan and pilot, analyze results and make recommendations for improving the performance of the program.

Provide guidance in developing the approach and topical areas for a data science, professional certification program for the Earth and space sciences.

Recommend subject matter experts to develop the specific test criteria for a professional certification exam(s).

Annual Calendar
This committee meets for one day at AGU headquarters annually and virtually throughout the year as needed.