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Berkeley Lab Researchers Showcase Deep Learning for High Energy Physics at CHEP Conference

August 17, 2018

Steve Farrell, a machine-learning engineer who recently joined NERSC, gave an overview of Berkeley Lab’s expanding expertise in deep learning for science during a plenary talk at the 2018 CHEP conference in July. Read More »

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High School Summer Student is 'Posit-ive' About Coding

August 17, 2018

Sanjana Shah, a high school student from the Peninsula discovered her passion for programming when she attended a coding workshop for youth sponsored by a local tech company. She is also the first (and so far, the only) high school student CRD's David Donofrio has ever hired through the Computing Sciences Summer Student program. Read More »

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ESnet Summer Students: Mentoring The Next Generation of Network Engineers

August 14, 2018

Summer student interns have a lot to offer Berkeley Lab: they are motivated, energetic and can bring fresh perspectives to old problems. They also represent the next generation of researchers and engineers. To capture the best talent, ESnet has built an internship program that operates as a student-to-staff pipeline, channeling not only talent but diversity into Berkeley Lab, said Patricia Giuntoli, area lead for Networking and Systems at ESnet. “Diversity is important in order to have unique… Read More »

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Educating for Exascale

August 10, 2018

Some 25 graduate and post-graduate students recently spent four intense days preparing for the next generation of parallel supercomputers and exascale at the Parallel Computing in Molecular Sciences (ParCompMolSci) Summer School and Workshop hosted by Berkeley Lab. Read More »

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Showtime for Summer Researchers

August 3, 2018

Computing Sciences’ summer students wrapped up the 2018 program by presenting posters outlining the dizzying array of research they’ve conducted at Berkeley Lab since May. Read More »

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Tess Smidt, “Atomic Architect” and 2018 Luis Alvarez Fellow

July 26, 2018

To non-scientists, Tess Smidt describes herself as an “atomic architect.” And as Berkeley Lab’s 2018 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences, Smidt is designing a neural network that can automatically generate novel atomic crystal structures. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

July 24, 2018

Developed by Berkeley Lab researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella. Read More »

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New ECP Co-Design Center to Focus on Exascale Machine Learning

July 20, 2018

The Exascale Computing Project has initiated ExaLearn, a new ECP co-design center focusing on exascale machine-learning software. Berkeley Lab is one of eight national labs participating. Read More »


Univ. of Puerto Rico Team Applies Deep Learning to Structural Biology

July 19, 2018

Two students from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez are spending their summer in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Chemistry, Materials & Climate Group learning everything they can about deep learning and how it can improve protein structure prediction. Read More »

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NIST Leaders Visit Berkeley Lab to Discuss Quantum Information Science

July 19, 2018

Today representatives from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) visited Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley to present an overview of the latest developments at NIST and to take part in a discussion on elements of a national strategy for quantum information science. Read More »