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“Debfest,” Celebrating Deb Agarwal’s Contributions to Science and Berkeley Lab Culture

July 15, 2023

On Friday, July 7, former Scientific Data Division Director Deb Agarwal’s family, friends, and colleagues gathered at UC Berkeley’s Faculty Club to celebrate her 29-year career and contributions to Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area—an event jokingly dubbed “Debfest.” Read More »

Using Deep Learning to Better Assess Lithium Metal Battery Performance

July 14, 2023

A team of researchers from CAMERA, Berkeley Lab, UC Irvine, and Argonne have developed batteryNET, a deep learning algorithm that enhances the assessment of lithium agglomeration in solid-state lithium metal batteries. Read More »

Craig Leres Retires after 40+ Years with Berkeley Lab

July 11, 2023

Craig Leres, a hardware, operating systems, and networking engineer in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area’s Scientific Data Division and the Lab’s Cyber Security Group, is retiring this July after 40-plus years at the Lab. Read More »

Peter Schwartz Retires from Berkeley Lab after 22 Years in Computing Sciences

July 11, 2023

For Peter Schwartz, a research scientist who joined the Computing Sciences Area’s Applied Numerical Algorithms Group in 2001, math has long been a pathway. Now, after 20+ years at Berkeley Lab, Schwartz is moving on to his next adventure. Read More »

James Botts Reflects on a Decade at the State of the Art

July 11, 2023

NERSC HPC engineer James Botts retired June 29 as the longest-serving member of the Computational Systems Group. After a decade at NERSC, he reflects on his career, changes in HPC, and what comes next. Read More »

A Data Science Pioneer, Deb Agarwal Retires From Berkeley Lab

July 6, 2023

After a distinguished Berkeley Lab career spanning nearly three decades, Scientific Data Division (SciData) Director Deborah Agarwal retired on July 1. Deb has played a pivotal role in using computer and data science to address the needs of diverse scientific communities and laid a strong foundation for Berkeley Lab to lead in the field of data science. Read More »

Katie Antypas to Oversee Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF

July 5, 2023

Katie Antypas, division deputy at NERSC, has accepted a short-term position at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the office director in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. In that role, her responsibilities will include overseeing the progress, acquisition, and provision of advanced computing and data, as well as networking resources, tools, and services for the academic and educational communities that the NSF supports. Read More »

Rollin Thomas Recognized for Contributions to Project Jupyter

June 21, 2023

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) engineer Rollin Thomas has been selected as a Project Jupyter Distinguished Contributor in appreciation of “substantial contributions to Jupyter itself in both quality and quantity over at least two years.” Read More »

Richard Gerber Named Hardware and Integration Director for ECP

June 21, 2023

Richard Gerber, HPC Department Head and Senior Science Advisor at NERSC, is taking on a new position as Hardware and Integration Director at the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort across DOE labs to support exascale computing. Read More »

ExaLearn Expands Horizons with Surrogate Modeling

June 20, 2023

Advancing surrogate modeling is one of the four main focus areas of ExaLearn, an ECP co-design center bringing machine learning to the forefront of the ECP effort. Learn more about Berkeley Lab's role in the project's many achievements. Read More »