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Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at Grace Hopper Conference

October 2, 2013


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. 

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High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.