FY2022 Workshop Report Acknowledgements
AI4ESP was an open collaborative effort and could not have been possible without the efforts of many from senior leadership to early career researchers and beyond. The core leadership team wishes to sincerely thank everyone who contributed materials, time and to any other aspect of the workshop. Specifically, we wish to acknowledge:
- Office of Science DOE BER and ASCR, particularly Gary Geernaert, Steven Lee, Justin Hnilo, Renu Joseph, Jeffrey Stehr, Jennifer Arrigo, Xujing Davis, Bob Vallario, Randall Laviolette, and Barbara Helland for guidance, funding, and leadership. We would also like to thank Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science Programs for motivating the AI4ESP workshop in her opening remarks.
- Olga Tweedy from the DOE Office of Science for continued management of the AI4ESP activity and ensuring that this report was released in a timely fashion.
- The AI4ESP laboratory leadership group Kerstin Kleese van Dam (BNL), Jim Ang (PNNL), Timo Bremer (LLNL), William Collins (LBNL), Ian Foster (ANL), Aric Hagberg (LANL), Andy Salinger (SNL) and David Womble (ORNL) for ensuring that AI4ESP was targeted and impactful in its creation and execution.
- The production, editorial and website team including Emily Zvolanek (ANL) for tireless reference support in AI4ESP report writing, Pam Richmond (ANL) for her leadership in website and visual design, Diana Swantek (LBNL), Nathan Armistead (ORNL), and Lee Turman (ANL) for graphics design, and to Andrea Manning (ANL) for an immense effort in formatting and editing the report.
- The dedicated efforts of the session chairs and co-leads, who worked to organize the 17 sessions around Earth science and computational topics, synthesize discussions, and write the report chapters.
- All plenary and session speakers who helped set the stage for the workshop discussions.
- White paper authors who contributed to so much of the original ideas behind the workshop and report.
- Workshop participants, who enthusiastically engaged in the session discussions and provided meaningful input on the path forward.
Our goal was to provide a forum and avenue for your great ideas to be heard by other scientists, agency managers and administration, and U.S. government decision makers. Your selfless participation and open communication of ideas invigorated hope in the scientific process and community to drive innovation and transformation for humankind. We feel confident to express, on behalf of all authors of this report, that we hope to have done justice to the information provided and discussed in the workshop and beyond. Thank you again for the hard work and sacrifices you made to participate.