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December 15, 2014

Andrew Canning Named American Physical Society Fellow

Andrew Canning of the Computational Research Division and UC Davis was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. The citation on the certificate reads "for his important contributions to the development of parallel and computational algorithms for a diverse range of electronic structure methods and their application to systems ranging from nanostructures, complex magnetic systems to nuclear detection materials."

Canning is also the theory P.I. lead at Berkeley Lab on a new DOE NNSA $10 million multi-lab venture project on "Advanced Materials for Gamma Detection" announced last week. Canning will be responsible for high throughput first principles calculations to determine and predict the properties of new gamma ray detection materials.

ESnet’s Inder Monga to Deliver Keynote at IEEE Networking and Telecommunications Conference

ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga will give an opening day keynote address at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS) being held Dec. 14-17 in New Delhi, India. ANTS is the leading IEEE forum on networking and telecommunications topics in India and seeks to promote an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies.

In his talk on “Exploring new architectures – S N and NDN,” Monga will talk about how new approaches like Software-Defined Networking (SDN) or Named-Data Networking (NDN) appear to challenge the current way of building and operating networks, then explore the future network architectures from the R&E perspective. He will also discuss some of the ESnet’s explorations and experimentation in these areas.

KQED's QUEST Features Earth Scientist and NERSC User Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm, an Earth system scientist and terrestrial ecologist at Berkeley Lab, runs climate models at NERSC to study how forests are changing as a result of climate change and how that may impact the future climate. KQED's science program QUEST recently filmed an interview with Holm about her work as part of a series on science careers. NERSC is featured at around the 1:45 mark. »Watch the Video.

CITRIS Seed Funding 2015 Call for Proposals Open

The 2015 Seed Funding Opportunity invites Principal Investigators at CITRIS campuses (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz) to apply for a one-year Seed Grant that will foster multi-campus collaboration, facilitate early-stage research that can lead to external funding, and support CITRIS research initiatives in:

  • Health Care: Data analytics; service and care management solutions; new platforms and sensors; integrated wireless, mobile and app-based solutions; technology solutions for aging and chronic disease.
  • Energy: Data management; advanced controls.
  • Infrastructure: Intelligent water infrastructures; disaster preparedness and response.
  • Data & Democracy: Public open data applications; data visualization; mobile device applications; game-based principles, video, or social networking; mitigating disparities in access to technology.

Proposals that pursue new or cross-cutting areas of information technology in the interest of society are also welcome, including themes such as resilience or big data. »Learn more.

This Week's CS Seminars

No seminars have yet been scheduled this week. For updates during the week, please consult the »CS Seminars Calendar.