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Yelick Honored After 10 years at the Computing Sciences Helm

December 9, 2019

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Kathy Yelick will step down from her CS ALD position on January 1, 2020, to pursue other projects.

The Computing Sciences Area celebrated Kathy Yelick’s tenure as Associate Lab Director (ALD) at an event held Friday, December 6. Yelick has served in this role for nearly ten years and will step down January 1, 2020, to pursue other projects. 

Yelick will continue on as the Strategic Advisor for Computing Sciences, a new role focused on collaborations between the Lab’s Computing Sciences Area and UC Berkeley, and on providing strategic input for cross-lab initiatives. 

"This role gives me the unique opportunity to focus on enhancing the collaboration between LBNL and UC Berkeley on strategic initiatives such as machine learning, exascale, and quantum while also allowing me more time to devote to my research," says Yelick.

David Brown, director of the Computational Research Division, will serve as interim ALD until the search for a new ALD is finalized. A comprehensive global search for a new ALD began in early June of this year.

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