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Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at Grace Hopper Conference

October 2, 2013

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Computing Sciences Staff at the 2013 Grace Hopper Conference.

Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to outreach, networking and recruiting efforts at the recent 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference. 

Deb Agarwal, head of the Computational Research Division’s (CRD) Advanced Computing for Science Department, worked on multiple leadership committees for GHC this year. 

Elizabeth Bautista, head of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's (NERSC’s) Operations Technology Group, gave an interactive workshop on “Building Your Professional Network” within different communities.

Kirsten Fagnan of NERSC User Services and Daniela Ushizima of CRD’s Visualization Group shared their research experiences on the “Technologies Spark Techie Data Wars” panel, which discussed medical technology and how data can be used to enlighten the science community.

Lavanya Ramakrishnan of the Advanced Computing for Science Department shared her career experiences on “The Quiet Success” panel that was geared towards sharing best practices for networking as an introvert.

»Read more about the conference. 


About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.