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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 »

Damian Rouson: Head of the CLaSS

June 7, 2021

Meet Damian Rouson, head of CRD’s Computer Languages & Systems Software (CLaSS) group. Although his career at the Lab is only about a month old, Rouson’s history with Berkeley Lab goes back nearly 20 years. In fact, he credits interactions at Berkeley Lab for inspiring him to write a popular programming book and start a successful consulting business. Read More »

CIGAR 'Smokes Out' Attacks on Solar Electrical Power Equipment

June 7, 2021

While the need for security in the power grid is clear, cybersecurity has typically been “bolted on” in a piecemeal fashion after the fact, rather than designed in from the outset. Enter the Cybersecurity via Inverter-Grid Automatic Reconfiguration (CIGAR) project, a recently completed Berkeley Lab effort aimed at providing security protections for emerging power systems. Read More »

Welcome Monica Hernandez, Quantum Communications Lead

May 7, 2021

Monica Hernandez has joined Berkeley Lab in the newly created role of quantum communications lead. Hernandez has traveled extensively and is an advocate for space travel, research, and exploration in her spare time. She sits in CRD's Quantum Information Science and Technology group. Read More »

Limit global warming to 1.5°C and halve the land ice contribution to sea level this century

May 5, 2021

A new study predicts that sea-level rise could be halved this century (from today to 2100) if we meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This work combines nearly 900 simulations, including some of Berkeley Lab Computational Scientist Dan Martin's BISICLES models of Antarctic ice sheets. Read More »

Autonomous Discovery Workshop Attracts Worldwide Interest

April 28, 2021

A virtual workshop on autonomous discovery in science and engineering sponsored by Berkeley Lab’s Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) attracted hundreds of scientists from around the world, reflecting the growing interest in this emerging field. Read More »

From Drawing Board to Community: A Decade in the Life of Nyx

March 22, 2021

A coding project born out of the Computing Sciences Area has helped advance the field of cosmology and ready it for the age of exascale computing. Read More »

C3 Student Researcher Honored by Forbes Magazine

March 17, 2021

Sarafina Nance, a graduate student currently working in CRD's Computational Cosmology Center, has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of 30 Inspirational Women. Read More »

Amid the Pandemic, Virtual CS Postdoc Symposium Provides Training and Connections

March 16, 2021

Last month, 20 postdoctoral fellows from across the Computing Sciences Area presented their work in exascale computing, computational science, machine learning, quantum computing, data management and analysis, and much more at Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences 2021 Postdoc Symposium. Read More »

Autonomous Discovery: What’s Next in Data Collection for Experimental Research

March 2, 2021

In this Q&A, CAMERA's Marcus Noack discusses autonomous discovery, an emerging data acquisition approach and a related virtual workshop for users from multiple research areas. Read More »

Dani Ushizima Named One of ’25 Women in Science in Latin America’

March 2, 2021

Daniela Ushizima, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, is among 25 female scientists from Latin America recently honored by 3M for innovative research. Read More »