Committees and Working Groups

CASC engages its membership in the objectives and operations of the organization through a number of standing and ad hoc committees and working groups. Persons from CASC institutions who are interested in participating in any of these committees or groups are encouraged to contact the CASC Executive Committee.

Positions Committee

The Positions Committee is empowered by the CASC bylaws to take positions on behalf of CASC. The Positions Committee has nine members including the members of the CASC Executive Committee. The five at-large members serve staggered two-year terms with elections held each year. The CASC Executive Director is an ex officio, non-voting member.

  • Jim Wilgenbusch, University of Minnesota & CASC Chair
  • Rich Knepper, Cornell University & CASC Vice Chair
  • David Hart, NCAR & CASC Treasurer
  • Barr von Oehsen, Rutgers University & CASC Secretary
  • Wayne Figurelle, Penn State University & CASC Past Chair
  • Erik Deumens, University of Florida (’23-’24)
  • Joe Hetrick, University of Iowa (’23)
  • Tabitha Samuel, University of Tennessee (’23-’24)
  • Carol Song, Purdue University (’23-’24)
  • Dan Stanzione, Texas Advanced Computing Center (’22-’23)

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee helps CASC address its communications needs. The committee’s flagship product is the annual CASC brochure. The committee also helps maintain and update the CASC web site and social media feeds.

  • Melyssa Fratkin, Texas Advanced Computing Center (Chair)
  • Andrew Bell, University of Virginia
  • Marisa Brazil, Arizona State University
  • Brian Connelly, University of Pittsburgh
  • Cynthia Dillon, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Lauren Gilmore, Southern Methodist University
  • Kristin Lepping, Rutgers University
  • Paul Redfern, Cornell University
  • Stephanie Suber, Renaissance Computing Institute

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee oversees the nomination and elections process for Executive Committee and Positions Committee candidates. Nominations Committee members are volunteers and not elected.

  • Curt Hillegas, Princeton University (Chair)
  • Marisa Brazil, Arizona State University
  • Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford University
  • Erik Deumens, University of Florida
  • CASC Executive Committee