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Berkeley Lab AI Autonomously Steers Data Acquisition at Neutron Scattering Facility in France

October 6, 2020

A self-learning algorithm developed by the CAMERA group at Berkeley Lab has enabled researchers at the Institut Laue-Langevin to for the first time run an autonomous data analysis during a neutron scattering experiment. Read More »

IDAES Honored with R&D100 Award

October 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) is the winner of a prestigious 2020 R&D 100 award, which recognizes the developers of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace in the last year. Read More »

CRD's Silvia Miramontes: Merging Applied Math and Machine Learning for Science

September 29, 2020

When Silvia Miramontes – one of the newest computer systems engineers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division – visualizes something, it tends to materialize. Read More »

New HPC4EI Project Aims to Cut Energy Costs of Painting Cars

September 23, 2020

Researchers from CRD's Mathematics Group are partnering with one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers on a new High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation project that aims to couple advanced mathematics with HPC resources to model the paint drying process and guide the development of new energy-efficient coatings systems for the automotive industry. Read More »

Reva Jambunathan Takes First Place in Berkeley Lab SLAM

September 18, 2020

What starts out 10 times the size of our sun, runs out of fuel, and collapses into a dense object about the size of Berkeley? Answering that question landed postdoc Revathi Jambunathan of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering first place in the annual Berkeley Lab SLAM held Thursday, Sept. 17. Read More »

CRD Summer Students, Advisor Use Virtual Visits to Conduct Real Research

September 18, 2020

Although Computing Sciences canceled on-site student research projects, many of the students accepted for the summer were able to gain valuable research experience and knowledge. Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s ENDURABLE: An Aggregate Data Standard for AI Modeling

August 31, 2020

DOE announced $8.5 million for projects to make artificial intelligence models and data more accessible and reusable. One of these newly funded projects is “ENDURABLE: Benchmark datasets for AI with queryable metadata,” spearheaded by Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. Read More »

New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

August 26, 2020

The Department of Energy has awarded $115 million over five years to the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), a new research center led by Berkeley Lab that will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world Read More »

Berkeley Lab staff hold leadership roles in SciDAC Institutes

August 12, 2020

Over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy will provide $57.5 million for two Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Institutes. And Berkeley Lab staff will continue to hold leadership positions in both—Esmond Ng as director of FASTMath and Lenny Oliker as deputy director of RAPIDS2. Read More »

Spectacular ultraviolet flash may finally explain how white dwarfs explode

July 23, 2020

For just the second time ever, astrophysicists have spotted a spectacular flash of ultraviolet (UV) light in a supernova, an extremely rare event following a white dwarf explosion. This event is poised to offer insights into several long-standing mysteries, including what causes white dwarfs to explode and how dark energy is accelerating the universe’s expansion. Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s Sean Peisert named editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy

July 10, 2020

CRD's Sean Peisert has been named the new editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, IEEE Security and Privacy. Read More »

Craig Tull Retires After 38 Years at Berkeley Lab

June 16, 2020

After 38 years at Berkeley Lab, Craig Tull will retire this month from his role as head of CRD's Physics and X-Ray Science Computing Group. Read More »

CRD's Erich Strohmaier Retiring After Nearly 20 Years at Berkeley Lab

June 11, 2020

CRD's Erich Strohmaier Retiring After Nearly 20 Years at Berkeley Lab Read More »

Watch CSA Postdoc Symposium Presentations

June 4, 2020

Twenty-two postdoctoral fellows from across Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences Area shared the status of their current projects at the first CSA Postdoc Symposium. Video of the presentations is now available. Read More »

Can CT Scans Be Used to Quickly and Accurately Diagnose COVID-19?

June 1, 2020

Berkeley Lab data scientist Daniela Ushizima is exploring whether image recognition algorithms and a data analysis pipeline can help accurately distinguish COVID-19 abnormalities in CT scans and chest X-rays from other overlapping respiratory illnesses. Read More »

CRD Welcomes New Alvarez Fellow, Aditi Krishnapriyan

May 18, 2020

A long-distance runner for many years, Aditi Krishnapriyan – the latest postdoctoral researcher to be awarded the prestigious Alvarez Fellowship – brings a well-honed energy and intensity to her new position in the Computational Research Division. Read More »

Harnessing the Power of Exascale for Wind Turbine Simulations

April 7, 2020

ExaWind, a DOE Exascale Computing Project, is developing new simulation capabilities to more accurately predict the complex flow physics of wind farms, and Berkeley Lab is bringing its adaptive mesh refinement expertise to the project to help make this happen. Read More »

CRD’s Dan Martin Takes on New Role with the Exascale Computing Project

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project has named Berkeley Lab's Dan Martin team lead for their Earth and Space Science portfolio. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Collaborates to Prepare Photovoltaic Research for Exascale

March 4, 2020

CRD and NERSC scientists are collaborating with Carnegie Mellon and a number of other academic institutions on research that will use the nation’s first exascale computer to continue the search for new, more efficient photovoltaic solar cell materials. Read More »

CRD’s Sherry Li Takes on New Role at Exascale Computing Project

February 24, 2020

The Exascale Computing Project has named Sherry Li, a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, as team lead for the ECP’s Mathematical Libraries division. Read More »

Postdoc Symposium Expands Computing Sciences’ Training Program

February 5, 2020

Twenty-two postdoctoral fellows from across Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences Area shared the status of their current projects at the first CSA Postdoc Symposium, held January 30-31. Read More »

Symposium to Showcase Postdoctoral Fellows' Research

January 14, 2020

Twenty-two postdoctoral fellows in the Computing Sciences Area have been chosen to present their research during a two-day symposium taking place January 30-31 in Wang Hall (Building 59), room 3101. Read More »

CRD Staff Receive Three Best Paper Awards in One Week

December 4, 2019

Several staff in the Computational Research Division’s Performance Algorithms Group were authors on research papers honored at three separate workshops in November. Read More »

Longtime Lab and Pioneering Data Scientist Frank Olken has Died

November 15, 2019

Frank Olken, a data scientist who spent 36 years at Berkeley Lab tackling the challenge of big data before it became Big Data, died Oct. 18 at age 67. He also worked two stints as a National Science Foundation (NSF) program director in Arlington, Va. Read More »

Jackie Yao, Berkeley Lab’s 2019 Alvarez Fellow

November 14, 2019

Jackie Yao recently joined CRD as Berkeley Lab’s 2019 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences. Her research is focused on developing unprecedented numerical modeling to solve complex multiphysics problems involving electromagnetics, nonlinear magnetics, and acoustics. Read More »