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Bethany Goldblum from UC Berkeley to Receive James Corones Award

Bethany L. Goldblum, a nuclear scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, is the 2020 recipient of the Krell Institute’s James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication. “Goldblum is a Department of Nuclear Engineering associate research engineer and executive director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, a UC Berkeley-led collaboration of seven universities and five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. The consortium, established with a $25 million grant from the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA), focuses on nuclear security and nonproliferation research and on training future nuclear experts. Goldblum was instrumental in the program’s renewal in 2016.”

Video: Reasoning About Biology With Data-Driven Approaches

Adam Riesselman from Insitro gave this talk at DOE CSGF 2019. “Biology is quickly becoming a data-driven discipline, in which thousands of biological hypotheses can be answered in a single test tube. I will first highlight the technologies that have enabled this revolution. I will then discuss these advances in the context of understanding natural genetic variation with computational models and their application in predicting the effects of mutations and designing new sets of sequences with desirable properties.”

Single-Cell Sequencing for Drug Discovery: Applications and Challenges

Sarah Middleton from GSK gave this talk at DOE CSGF 2019. “Advances in techniques for single-cell RNA sequencing have made it possible to profile gene expression in individual cells on a large scale, opening up the possibility to explore the heterogeneity of expression within and across cell types. This exciting technology is now being applied to almost every tissue in the human body, with some experiments generating expression profiles for more than 100,000 cells at a time.”

NERSC Computer Scientist wins First Corones Award

Today the Krell Institute announced that Rebecca Hartman-Baker, a computer scientist at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), is the inaugural recipient of the James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication. “Hartman-Baker leads the User Engagement Group at NERSC, a DOE Office of Science user facility based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A selection committee representing the DOE national laboratories, academia and Krell cited Hartman-Baker’s “broad impact on HPC training; her hands-on approach to building a diverse and inclusive HPC user community, particularly among students and early-career computational scientists; and her mastery in communicating the excitement and potential of computational science.”

Harris and Riesselman Share 2019 Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award

Two scientists who use HPC for divergent purposes – astronomy and biology – are recipients of the 2019 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award. The honorees are Chelsea Harris, a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy and astrophysics at Michigan State University, and Adam Riesselman, a machine-learning engineer at Insitro, a Bay Area drug-discovery company.

Seeking Nominations for the James Corones Award Honoring Longtime Advocates for Science

Nominations are open for a new prize honoring a longtime advocate for science, education and research. “The James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication will recognize mid-career scientists and engineers who are making an impact in their fields and on research in general. The recipient will be someone who encourages and mentors young people to engage with the science community, to communicate their work effectively and to make a difference in their scientific discipline. It’s a fitting tribute to Corones, who led a distinguished career as a researcher, administrator and, perhaps most importantly, founder of the Krell Institute, the award’s sponsor.”

Davidovits and Middleton Share 2018 Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award

A theoretical plasma physicist and a computational biologist are co-winners of the 2018 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award. “The honorees are Seth Davidovits, now a Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Sarah Middleton, now with pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline.”

With Exascale Looming, this is an Exciting Time for Computational Science

In this video from the 2017 CGSF Review Meeting, Barbara Helland from the Department of Energy presents: With Exascale Looming, this is an Exciting Time for Computational Science. “Helland was also a presenter this week at the ASCR Advisory Committee Meeting, where she disclosed that the Aurora 21 Supercomputer coming to Argonne in 2021 will indeed be an exascale machine.”

20 Future HPC Leaders Receive DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Today the Krell Institute announced that new class of 20 future HPC leaders enrolled at U.S. universities this fall with support from the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). “Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.”

Dr. Robert Voigt on Educating Computational Scientists

In this video from KAUST Live, Dr. Robert Voigt discusses his recent keynote at the HPC Saudi Conference on the topic of Educating Computational Scientists. “This talk will provide a historical perspective on the challenges of educating computational scientists based on my personal involvement over a number of years. Three decidedly different activities will be drawn on to indicate how one can successfully approach the challenge.”