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Osni Marques, Summer Student Program Chair

Welcome to the 2018 Computing Sciences Summer Student Program!

Dear Students,

Welcome to LBNL's 2018 Computing Sciences Summer Student Program. I am Osni Marques, from the Computational Research Division (CRD), and the Summer Student Program Chair for 2018. As a member of this select group of students, your participation in the Berkeley Lab Summer Student Program will contribute important and valuable insights to your future professional development. You will have the opportunity to learn even more by attending​ a ​wide ​​​range of special events, presentations and tours that we have created just for our summer students. Please check the table below for a schedule of these events

The program will start on June 5, 2018, with a lunch and a welcome from David Brown, Director of the Computational Research Division.

I am looking forward to meeting you all, and I hope you will find your summer at the Berkeley Lab very stimulating.

Please feel free to contact the following people if you have any questions about the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program or the Berkeley Lab:

Schedule of Events

Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization innovates, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to support research in areas of global climate change, combustion, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biology, and astrophysics. The talks on Thursdays aim at giving you an idea of the extensive range of that research. For updates and reminders, please contact Teresa Montero to be added to the list of Google calendar invitees for this series of events.

Date & Time Event / Talk Speaker Location
Jun 05
12 - 1:30 PM
Summer Student Program Lunch Kickoff Jonathan Carter (CS Deputy Director) 59-3101
Jun 07
10 - 11:30 AM
Introduction to HPC and NERSC Tour Steve Leak (NERSC, User Engagement Group) and Brandon Cook (NERSC, Application Performance Group) 59-3101
Jun 11
2 - 4 PM
CSSSP Class #1: Introduction to NERSC Resources
Helen He (NERSC, User Engagement Group) 54-130-Pers Hall
Jun 14
11 AM - 12 PM
High Performance Computing For Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis Julian Borrill (CRD, Computational Cosmology Center) 59-3101
Jun 15
9 AM - 12 PM and 2 - 5 PM
CSSSP Class #2 and #3: Crash Course in Supercomputing
Rebecca Hartman-Baker and Zhengji Zhao (NERSC, User Engagement Group) 59-4022
Jun 22
11 AM - 12 PM
Designing and Presenting a Science Poster Jonathan Carter (CS Deputy Director) 59-4102
Jun 26
11 AM - 12 PM
Rise of the Machines Prabhat (NERSC, Data & Analytics Services) 50A-5132
Jun 28
11 AM - 12 PM
Self-Driving Networks Mariam Kiran (ESnet, Advanced Network Technologies Group) 59-4102
Jul 10
11 AM - 12 PM

Data Management Tools in Earth Science

Danielle Christianson (CRD, Usable Software Systems) 59-3101
Jul 10
3 - 4:30 PM
2018 CSSS Summer Karaoke Festival Fun & Games LaTonja Wright and Jackie Scoggins Cafeteria Patio
Jul 12
11 AM - 12 PM
Efficient Scientific Data Management on Supercomputers

Suren Byna (CRD, Scientific Data Management Group)

Jul 19
11 AM - 12 PM
Optimizing Expensive Black-box Simulations Juliane Mueller (CRD, Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering) 59-3101
Jul 19
3 - 4 PM
MF Tour Laurie Chong (MF Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist) MF Building
Jul 25
3 - 4:30 PM
ALS Tour Michael Banda (ALS Senior Advisor), Simon Leeman (ALS Accelerator Physics Group) and Jonah Weber (ALS Timing System) ALS Building
Jul 26
11 AM - 12 PM
Streaming Realtime Workflows at the Light Sources Hari Krishnan (CRD, Data Analytics and Visualization Group) 59-3101
Aug 02
10 AM - 12 PM
Summer Student Program Participants present their research (poster session) - 59-3101

Google Calendar


Unfortunately, the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Summer Student Program cannot provide housing for participating students that are flying in for the summer. However, here are some resources for those looking for a summer sublet or rental in Berkeley. Although we try to assure that the information we present here is correct, please do verify any terms and conditions before moving in.

  • Berkeley Lab Classified Ads - This resource has a "Rentals and Roommates" section that lists housing opportunities by Lab employees.
  • Dormitories are usually large community style housing with shared bathrooms and rooms off a main hallway. Some dorms offer meals in the summer, while others don't. Some dorms are expensive and gorgeous, while others are inexpensive and run down. There is the occasional exception, but on average you get what you pay for.