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InTheLoop | 11.11.2002

The Weekly Electronic Newsletter for Berkeley Lab Computubg Sciences Employees

November 11, 2002

New Feature: Latest CS Job Postings and a Reminder About Rewards for Referrals

To help staff learn of potential professional opportunities, InTheLoop
is now featuring some of the top job openings in CS's three divisions.
Employees are also reminded that the Lab's Employee Referral Incentive
Program (ERIP) is still in effect and pays $1,000 (net) to employees who
refer successful candidates. For ERIP details, go to

This week's top CS job listings (and links to the postings) are:

Computational Research Division
BioIinformatics DBMS Implementor. Key skills: Java or C++, DBMS use and
implementation, significant implementation experience, graph algorithms.
Details at http://www.lbl.gov/CS/Careers/OpenPositions/NE15161.html.

Information Technologies and Services Division
Datawarehousing Data Architect. Key skills: Oracle, Data Modeling and
ERD, ODS, data warehousing and data marts experience, query and ROLAP
Tools, SQL programming, PeopleSoft Financials and HR knowledge. Details
at http://www.lbl.gov/CS/Careers/OpenPositions/IT15130.html.

Senior ERP Systems Engineer. Key skills: Leadership, technology
innovation, business orientation, goa-oriented and flexible. Details at

Senior Web Systems Engineer. Key skills: Solaris, Linux, Oracle, HTTP,
SDK, Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic and TCPWrappers. Details at

CRD's Scientific Computing Group Welcomes Three New Staffers

The Scientific Computing Group in the Computational Research Division
keeps growing. Here are the latest members to join the group.

Professor Tim Davis of the University of Florida in Gainesville, is
spending his sabbatical leave (September 2002 to August 2003) in the Bay
Area. Tim is spending two days a week at Berkeley Lab and the remaining
three days at Stanford University. Tim's expertise is in sparse matrix
computation. He is well known for his work on UMFPACK, which is a
software package for solving large sparse nonsymmetric linear systems.
While at the Lab, Tim will be working on the SciDAC TOPS Project, and
collaborating with Sherry Li and Esmond Ng.

Dr. Ricardo Oliva joined the Scientific Computing Group as a Computer
Scientist in mid-October. Ricardo received his Ph.D. from Cornell
University. He was a postdoc fellow at Cornell working on dynamical
systems before coming to Berkeley. At Berkeley Lab, Ricardo will be
collaborating with Juan Meza in the area of numerical optimization.

Serge Ramon is a lecturer and researcher in the parallel algorithms
group at the University of Alicante, Spain, and he is currently pursuing
a Ph.D. in computer sciences. Serge will be spending four months at
Berkeley Lab and will be working with Tony Drummond and Osni Marques on
the use of ACTS Collection tools in his image processing applications.
Serge has been working in the field of image processing for several
years and has participated in the implementation and development of many
image processing applications from industry and academia. For instance,
Serge worked for Thompson in France using image processing to evaluate
the performance of their products and with material scientists at
several French universities applying image processing to the analysis of
electrons and their behaviors.

Computer Security Training and Awareness Course Catalog Posted

The LBNL Computer Protection Program offers the most complete set of
security training and awareness courses available within the Department
of Energy complex. This curriculum covers virtually all major areas of
computer protection that are relevant to the needs of the Lab user
community, system administrators and management. To see a list of
courses and descriptions, visit

New Hoax Surfaces: Virtual Card

Yet another hoax, the virtual card virus hoax, is spreading around the
Internet. This latest one comes in the form of a warning message that
cautions those who receive it to not open a virtual card that they have
received. The message claims that a virus infection can result from
either connecting to the hyper link for the virtual card or from opening
the message, and that simply typing a single word can cause the virus to
be sent to others. If you receive a message with such contents, delete
it because it is a hoax. And be sure to not forward it to others.

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 7,000-plus 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 Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.

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