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Crucial Leap in Error Mitigation for Quantum Computers

December 9, 2021

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) demonstrated that an experimental method known as randomized compiling (RC) can dramatically reduce error rates in quantum algorithms and lead to more accurate and stable quantum computations. Read More »

David Brown to Step Down as AMCR Division Director in Early 2022

November 10, 2021

David Brown, who has served as the research division director in Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area (CSA) for more than a decade, will step down in early 2022. Read More »

How a Novel Radio Frequency Control System Enhances Quantum Computers

November 9, 2021

A team of physicists and engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) successfully demonstrated the feasibility of low-cost and high-performance radio frequency modules for qubit controls at room temperature. Read More »

Student Research Opens New Doors in Quantum Image Processing

October 25, 2021

When Mercy Amankwah joined the Computing Sciences Area’s Summer Program in June 2021, she’d never worked in quantum computing before and found the subject intriguing, but intimidating. By the end of the summer, she had helped advance the field. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Researchers Honored with Best Paper Award at QCE21

October 25, 2021

Two researchers from the Applied Mathematics & Computational Research Division are co-authors on a paper selected as Best Paper in the Quantum Computing and Systems Track at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering. Read More »

Summer Students Use AMReX to Study Cancer Cell Migration

October 11, 2021

As part of Berkeley Lab's 2021 Computing Sciences Summer Program, a team of undergrads led by senior scientist Ann Almgren got a little closer to understanding how groups of cancer cells may respond to different kinds of forces. Read More »

Deep Learning Tactics Speed Quantum Simulations

October 4, 2021

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers are using an AI technique called reinforcement learning to optimize quantum simulations and speed the time it takes to create and test different quantum architecture designs. Read More »

New Alvarez Fellow Eyes New Applications for Math and ML

October 1, 2021

Osman Malik, the newest Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow, joined the the Applied Math and Computational Research Division's Scalable Solvers Group on September 1. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Hosts Record 11 CSGF Fellows in 2021

September 14, 2021

In 2021, Berkeley Lab will welcome a record 11 Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellows (CSGF). Drawing from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, the fellows share a common interest in using computing in their research. Read More »

Didem Unat Named SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing

September 1, 2021

Didem Unat, Berkeley Lab’s 2012 Luis Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences, is the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner. Read More »

How I Spent My Summer: Making Jupyter Tools – and Groundbreaking Science – Even Better

August 23, 2021

Each summer, Berkeley Lab hosts dozens of college students through the Computing Sciences Summer Program, and this year Josh Geden had the opportunity to work with NERSC and CRD on a variety of projects related to Jupyter. Read More »

CAMERA Mathematicians Build an Algorithm to ‘Do the Twist’

August 18, 2021

CAMERA mathematicians have developed an algorithm to decipher the rotational dynamics of twisting particles in large complex systems from the X-ray scattering patterns observed in X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy experiments. Read More »

Talita Perciano Recognized as Outstanding Mentor

August 17, 2021

Talita Perciano, a research scientist in CRD’s Machine Learning and Analytics Group, is being recognized for providing exceptional mentorship to students participating in various internships provided by Berkeley Lab. Read More »

Berkeley Lab CS Reorganization Brings Data Science to the Forefront

August 16, 2021

To position Berkeley Lab among the premier institutions for data science research, the Computational Research Division (CRD) will be reorganized to form two new divisions, effective October 1, 2021. Read More »

Latest IPCC Report Points to Urgent Need to Cut Emissions

August 9, 2021

Four Berkeley Lab scientists, Charles Koven, Michael Wehner, William Collins, and Chaincy Kuo, were key contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th assessment report, Working Group I. Released today, the report points to an urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

CRIC Database Brings Machine Learning to Women's Health

August 2, 2021

CRD’s Dani Ushizima is part of a team developing a searchable image database that uses machine learning to enhance the accuracy of Pap smear tests. Read More »

CAMERA Leads International Effort on Autonomous Scientific Discoveries

July 28, 2021

To make full use of modern instruments and facilities, researchers need new ways to decrease the amount of data required for scientific discovery and address data acquisition rates humans can no longer keep pace with. Read More »

Akel Hashim Receives the ASTER Graduate Student Award

July 15, 2021

CRD's Akel Hashim received this year’s ASTER award which recognizes UC Berkeley College of Engineering graduate students for their contributions and excellence in scientific research. Read More »

Lin Lin Honored with Simons Foundation Award

June 29, 2021

Lin Lin, a faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab's Mathematics Group and a mathematician in CAMERA, has been selected to receive a Simons Investigator in Mathematics award. Read More »

Women of Quantum Computing Go Tiny in Big Ways

June 23, 2021

In Berkeley Lab's Computational Chemistry, Materials, and Climate Group, the future of quantum information science is being driven in part by a group of women scientists who see that future — and theirs along with it — as quite bright. Read More »

Sean Peisert Named to DARPA ISAT Study Group

June 16, 2021

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has named Berkeley Lab’s cybersecurity expert Sean Peisert to the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group for a three-year term beginning this summer. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Amplifies Power and Usability of Quantum Computing

June 14, 2021

Strides in quantum computing software developed at Berkeley Lab are opening up new possibilities for scientific breakthroughs. Read More »

Project Jupyter: A Computer Code that Transformed Science

June 14, 2021

A computer code (Project Jupyter) co-developed by Berkeley Lab's Fernando Perez and embraced by the global science community over two decades has been hailed by Nature Magazine as one of “ten computer codes that transformed science.” Read More »

Study of Harvey Flooding Aids in Quantifying Climate Change

June 9, 2021

How much do the effects of climate change contribute to extreme weather events? A new study investigated the question for one particular element of one significant storm: Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

Two CRD Researchers Receive 2021 Early Career Awards

June 8, 2021

Robert Saye, a scientist in CRD’s Mathematics group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Ariful Azad, an affiliate scientist in CRD’s Performance and Algorithms Research group and assistant professor of intelligent systems engineering at Indiana University, have each received 2021 Early Career Research Program awards from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Read More »