Organization & Management
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Management Structure

We have created a management structure for GROWTH which promotes shared and rapid decision making by all partners. Identifying goals and developing execution plans to achieve them is a shared responsibility of the GROWTH Management Team, which consists of the leads from all participating institutions. The implementation of the execution plans is undertaken by working groups within one of the three main project components - science, education and methodology (development and refinement of event broker and marshal system, and tools related to Big Data). To ensure a clear chain of responsibility, the PI office is in charge of project spending as well as setting the agenda and goals. The choice of working group leaders is designed to ensure active participation of all partners thus directly tapping into the potential of true international collaboration. We are working with a well-established external evaluator, SmartStart E&R who have experience in data collection and analysis for NSF PIRE project.

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board of GROWTH consists of accomplished leaders who evaluate the accomplishments of GROWTH and provide advice and critical feedback to the PI Office on a quarterly basis. A comprehensive review session is planned during the GROWTH conferences every year. At the end of each session, the External Advisory Board will provide a written report to the PI office outlining their feedback and recommendations.

External Advisory Board Members
  • David Drew
    Claremont Graduate University, USA
    David Drew is a Professor of Education and former Dean of Educational Studies.
  • Patrick Brady
    Claremont Graduate University, USA
    Patrick is a Professor of Physics and he sit on the executive committee for advanced LIGO.
  • Beth Willman
    Haverford College, USA
    Beth is an Associate Professor of astronomy and the Deputy Director for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
  • Martin Elvis
    Harvard University, USA
    Martin is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with interest in high energy astronomy and asteroids.
  • Paul Groot
    Radboud University, The Netherlands
    Paul is the head of the Department of Astrophysics at Radboud University and the PI of BlackGEM, the southern counterpart to ZTF.
  • Eamonn Keogh
    University of California, Riverside, USA
    Eamonn is a Professor of Computer Science who is well known for his contributions to time series analysis and machine learning.
  • Craig Wheeler
    University of Texas, Austin
    Craig is a Professor of Astronomy with long-lasting expertise on supernovae and a former president of the American Astronomical Society.


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GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.