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CRD Post-doc Wins IBM Research Prize

September 5, 2017

Mauro Del Ben, a post-doc in CRD’s Computational Chemistry, Materials and Climate Group has been awarded the IBM Research Forschungspreis for his Ph.D. thesis on “Efficient Non-Local Dynamical Electron Correlation for Condensed Matter Simulations.” Read More »

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Students, Faculty Head Back to School, but a Few Staying On at CRD

August 26, 2017

Their posters rolled up after a lively Aug. 3 presentation session, nearly all of the students and guest faculty working in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area are now back home, starting the new school year. But Rafael Zamora and Tom Corcoran from Hood College had their stays extended as they apply deep learning to classify specific protein structures that could lead to more effective drugs for fighting cancer. Read More »

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CRD’s Internship Impact: From Berkeley Lab Cubicles to Television

August 21, 2017

Last month, CRD’s Daniela​ ​Ushizima​ was an invited guest on the Brazilian television program “Questao de Ordem” where she talked about her work on the analysis of microscopic images. Read More »

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Targeting Better Cancer Drugs through Berkeley Lab Partnership

August 16, 2017

Sally Ellingson and Derek Jones of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, spent the summer working in CRD to use machine learning to enhance a model for predicting how drugs will bind to specific proteins. Read More »

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Berkeley’s Lin Lin Receives 2017 DOE Early Career Award

August 10, 2017

Lin Lin, a faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division and an assistant professor in UC Berkeley’s Mathematics Department, has received a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Read More »

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CRD’s Pazner Wins First-Place in AIAA Aviation Forum’s Student Paper Competition

July 28, 2017

Will Pazner, a graduate student researcher in CRD’s Mathematics Group won first place in the computational fluid dynamics category of a student paper competition hosted by the 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aviation Forum. Read More »


“Hindcasting” Study Investigates the Extreme 2013 Colorado Flood

July 24, 2017

Using a publicly available Weather Research and Forecasting regional model, Berkeley Lab researchers “hindcast” the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred. Read More »


New Data Archive Aims to Amplify Impact of Ecosystem Research

July 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences and Earth & Environmental Sciences Area are partnering on a three-year project to develop an archive that will serve as a repository for hundreds of DOE-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella. Read More »


New Berkeley Lab Algorithms Extract Biological Structure from Limited Data

July 10, 2017

A new Berkeley Lab algorithmic framework called multi-tiered iterative phasing (M-TIP) utilizes advanced mathematical techniques to determine 3D molecular structure of important nanoobjects like proteins and viruses from very sparse sets of noisy, single-particle data. Read More »

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Will Brain-Inspired Chips Make a Dent in Science’s Big Data Problems?

July 5, 2017

Although neuromorphic computing is still in its infancy, researchers in Berkeley Lab's CRD hope that these tiny, low-power, brain-inspired computing systems could one day help alleviate some of science’s big data challenges. Read More »