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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 »

Computational Biosciences Group Expands its Reach

February 16, 2021

Kris Bouchard was named Group Lead on February 1 after serving in an acting capacity for the past two years. Read More »

New CRD Group Enhances Berkeley Lab QIS Research

January 21, 2021

QuIST consolidates multiple quantum hardware development efforts - and quantum algorithm demonstrations on that hardware - at Berkeley Lab. Read More »

AI for More Efficient Flying Qubits

December 2, 2020

A Berkeley Lab team led by CRD post-doctoral researcher Mekenna Metcalf is using artificial intelligence techniques to boost the efficiency of a key process that enables qubits to "fly" across optical network fiber. Read More »

Three CRD Researchers Elected AAAS Fellows

November 24, 2020

CRD's Bert de Jong, Esmond Ng, and Jon Owens are 2020 AAAS Fellows. This lifetime honor, which follows a nomination and review process, recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements toward the advancement or applications of science. Read More »

Machine Learning Software Enhances Molecular Dynamics Modeling

November 19, 2020

CRD researchers shared in the ACM Gordon Bell Prize awarded at SC20 in November. Their team's winning research introduces a new machine-learning-based software package for molecular dynamics modeling. Read More »

Computing Sciences’ Deb Agarwal and Kathy Yelick Receive Director’s Awards

November 12, 2020

Deb Agarwal, head of the Data Science and Technology Department in the Computational Research Division, and Kathy Yelick, former Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, will be presented with the Berkeley Lab Citation at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 12. Read More »

CRD/NERSC-led Paper a Gordon Bell Finalist at SC20

November 10, 2020

This work demonstrates advances made to the BerkeleyGW code that enables large-scale, excited-state calculations to run in minutes on current HPC systems. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Goes Virtual at SC20

October 30, 2020

As they have for nearly three decades, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area staff from the Computational Research Division, ESnet, and NERSC will share their expertise with the global HPC community at SC20. Read More »

QCE20 Best Paper Includes CRD Quantum Expertise

October 28, 2020

A team of researchers that includes CRD's Costin Iancu was honored with a best paper award at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering. Read More »

Summer Students Tackle COVID-19

October 21, 2020

As a part of the Computational Research Division’s summer student program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, four graduate students from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) researched a method to allow doctors and researchers to use valuable health information in the battle against COVID-19 while also preserving patient privacy in electronic records. Read More »

CRD’s Deb Agarwal Named to Committee to Help Shape California State Water Data Structure

October 19, 2020

Deb Agarwal, head of the Data Science and Technology Department in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, is one of 11 members named to the inaugural steering committee of the California Water Data Consortium. Read More »

CRD's Ushizima to Discuss Using ML Algorithms to Screen Lung Images for COVID-19

October 15, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 16, Berkeley Lab scientist Daniela Ushizima will discuss early results of using computer vision algorithms to scan medical images of lungs and automatically identify lesions that could indicate COVID-19 at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Academic Data Science Association. Read More »

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 »