CROSS Leadership and Staff
CROSS leadership and staff are responsible for all CROSS activities. These responsibilities include overseeing the operations of CROSS programs and budgets, short- and long-term planning and outreach initiatives for the Center. The CROSS team also assists in the evaluation of projects, coordinate CROSS project proposal calls and submissions, and undertake event planning for all CROSS events.
Industrial Advisory Board / Members
The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) makes recommendations on the selection and direction of research projects via board meetings and mentorships. Membership also gives companies and organizations access to the CROSS education program and a network of student talent. IAB members attend CROSS board meetings and the annual research symposium that specifically showcases CROSS projects. Industry members are encouraged to participate in the strategic planning of CROSS, which may include: assisting in identifying pre-competitive, industry-related, research problems; recommending project topics for future work; assisting in identifying projects appropriate for the CROSS incubator; and reviewing the research and educational accomplishments of CROSS.
UCSC Advisory Committee
The UCSC Advisory Committee assists the Director in project selection, fundraising and outreach strategies for the Center, and interactions with the Industrial Advisory Board. The Committee consists of the CROSS Director and Assistant Director and a small group of UCSC faculty and affiliated experts. The current Committee includes Carlos Maltzahn, Stephanie Lieggi, Doug Cutting, Karen Sandler, Sage Weil, and Jim Whitehead.
Students and Project Researchers
CROSS supports the work of numerous UCSC graduate students through the funding of open source research projects. These students work with a faculty mentor to develop and execute the CROSS funded projects. CROSS Incubators are led in most cases by post-doctorate researchers. The principal investigators of CROSS projects are responsible for reporting the progress of their projects to the CROSS Committee and Industrial Advisory Board.
UCSC Faculty and Staff
The UCSC Faculty mentors includes experts from the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Comparative Genomics, and Biomolecular Engineering departments, advising and mentoring numerous graduate students, and covering data science, genomics, data management, storage systems, distributed systems, real-time systems, and networking. The Center’s researchers and graduate students also benefit from guidance by OSS experts who are part of the CROSS Committee and practitioners-in-residence.