solid-earth science committees, including the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, U.S. Geodynamics Committee, Committee on Seismology, and Committee on Basic Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.


Mousumi Roy is an assistant professor of geophysics at the University of New Mexico. A modeler, her research focuses on tectonic deformation at different spatial and temporal scales, topographic evolution of tectonically active regions, and rheologic stratification in the lithosphere. Dr. Roy has convened or participated in a number of workshops related to large geophysical observation programs, including EarthScope and Continental Margins Research (MARGINS). She currently chairs the Geophysics Division of the Geological Society of America.


Lianxing Wen is an assistant professor of geophysics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His research focuses on the seismic structure of the earth’s mantle and core, mantle rheology and dynamics, and seismic wave propagation. In 2003 he was awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Macelwane Medal for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by a young scientist and also became a fellow of the society. Dr. Wen is interested in both theoretical and observational methods and is currently a member of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology’s Standing Committee for the Global Seismic Network.

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Anne M. Linn is a senior program officer with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources of the National Academies. She has been with the board since 1993, directing the USA World Data Center Coordination Office and staffing a wide variety of geophysical and data policy studies. In addition, she is the secretary of the International Council for Science’s (ICSU’s) Panel on World Data Centers, and a member of the ICSU Ad Hoc Committee on Data. Prior to joining the staff of the National Academies, Dr. Linn was a visiting scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and a postdoctoral geochemist at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Ph.D. in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles.



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