The ADS Users Group (ADSUG) advises the ADS on the operations of the project, and recommends changes and improvements to both its services and procedures in order to maximize the scientific productivity of the community it serves. The ADSUG will advocate for the user community and provide suggestions regarding content curation, technical infrastructure, management, and priority setting.
The most recent Users Group meeting took place November 15 and 16, 2021 at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.
Current members of the ADSUG are:
- Bryan Gaensler - chair; Dunlap Institute, U. Toronto
- Jason Barnes - U. Idaho
- Andy Casey - Monash U.
- Julianne Dalcanton - Flatiron Institute, U. Washington
- Vandana Desai - Caltech/IPAC
- J.J. Kavelaars - CADC, UVic, NRC Herzberg
- Martin Lessmeister - arXiv
- Aimee Norton - Stanford
- Jenny Novacescu - STScI
The last meeting of the ADSUG took place virtually November 15–16, 2021.
A list of prior Users Group meeting presentations, reports, and membership is available.
Individuals interested in serving in the committee will be encouraged to register their interest by submitting their name for consideration to the PI and/or the ADSUG chair.
The ADSUG will summarize its deliberations in a written report to the PI, and its findings will be posted publicly on this website. Community input to the users group is welcome. Feel free to contact the ADSUG chair or any of its members individually.
For more information, please read ADSUG’s charter.