Computing is a team of 1,000 smart, collaborative, innovative people who are inspired by working on advanced, game-changing solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems. We’re world-renowned experts, mothers and fathers, award winners, strategic thinkers, sports enthusiasts, globetrotters, and lifelong learners—people whose personal values motivate them to make a difference in the world.

Learn more below about some of the people who make up our team, or check out for bios of many of our Computing team members.

Ramesh Pankajakshan

Ramesh Pankajakshan: from research professor to professional researcher

Computational Scientist Ramesh Pankajakshan came to LLNL in 2016 directly from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. But unlike most recent hires from universities, he switched from research professor to professional researcher.

Careers | Computational Science | HPC Systems and Software | Hydrodynamics | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Seismology

Jay Thiagarajan

Jayaraman Thiagarajan pushes data science forward

With nearly 100 publications, CASC researcher Jayaraman “Jay” Thiagarajan explores the possibilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

AI/ML | Careers | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions | Deep Learning | ML Theory | Outreach

Greg Becker

Greg Becker scales projects and mountains

Computer scientist Greg Becker contributes to HPC research and development projects for LLNL’s Livermore Computing division.

Careers | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Software Build and Installation

Rushil Anirudh

Rushil Anirudh teaches computers to see the visual world

Rushil Anirudh describes the machine learning field as undergoing a “gold rush.”

AI/ML | Careers | Computer Vision | Data Science | Scientific Visualization

Kirk Sylvester

Kirk Sylvester enjoys being a tech geek

Kirk Sylvester, security training coordinator with LLNL’s Global Security Computing Applications Division, is a self-proclaimed “tech geek.”

Access Management | Careers | Education | Information Technology

Will Pazner

2018 Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Will Pazner

LLNL has named Will Pazner as the third Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computing Sciences.

Awards | Careers | Computational Math | Discrete Mathematics

Marisa Torres

Marisa Torres shares her excitement for bioinformatics

Marisa Torres, software developer with LLNL’s Global Security Computing Applications Division, combines her love of biology with coding.

AI/ML | Bioinformatics | Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Outreach

Gordon Lau

Gordon Lau leads, motivates, and educates

When computer scientist Gordon Lau arrived at Lawrence Livermore more than 20 years ago, he was a contractor assigned to a laser isotope separation project.

Careers | Computational Science | Lasers and Optics | Outreach | Software Applications | Software Engineering

Joshua Senecal

Joshua Senecal finds balance at NIF

The NIF Computing team plays a key role in this smoothly running facility, and computer scientist Joshua Senecal supports multiple operational areas.

Careers | Computational Science | Lasers and Optics | Outreach | Software Engineering

Elsa Gonsiorowski

Elsa Gonsiorowski helps users and applications perform their best

“If applications don’t read and write files in an efficient manner,” system software developer Elsa Gonsiorowski warns, “entire systems can crash.”

Careers | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

Marisol Gamboa

Marisol Gamboa inspires the next generation

At just 5 years old, Marisol Gamboa, the oldest of six siblings to Mexican immigrants, decided she was definitely going to college.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Outreach

Juan Ramos

Juan Ramos charts an unusual career path to IT

Juan Ramos discovered a professional calling in computer networking, security, and information technology while in the Marines.

Careers | Computer and Mobile Device Support | Cyber Security | Education | Information Technology | Network Engineering

Tamara Dahlgren

Tammy Dahlgren inspires women in technology

Tammy Dahlgren has worked primarily in software development and research, as well as on efforts ranging from systems and middleware to applications development and software quality assurance. “I like challenges, trying different things, and the opportunity to make a positive impact,” she says.

Careers | Diversity | Middleware | Outreach | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance

Julia Ramirez

Julia Ramirez keeps environmental auditors happy

Julia Ramirez helps automate and streamline LLNL processes for preparing reports and responding to audits.

Business Applications and Support | Careers | Information Technology | Reporting and Analytics | Software Applications | Software Engineering

Edgar Leon

Edgar Leon inspires young scholars

Working on world-class supercomputers at a U.S. national laboratory was not what Edgar Leon, a native of Mexico, envisioned when he began preparing for university.

Careers | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson earns a name as “the GRAPE guy”

Peter Robinson develops major infrastructure components and code development processes for ALE3D, a numerical simulation tool.

Careers | Education | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

Greg Lee

Greg Lee appreciates a challenge, both on and off the court

Greg Lee helps develop tools designed to boost performance and productivity of Livermore scientists.

Awards | Careers | Debugging and Correctness | HPC Systems and Software

Jeene Villanueva

Jeene Villanueva leads by example

Jeene Villanueva develops enterprise modeling tools that help DOE decision makers gain insight into the challenging problems faced by the U.S. nuclear weapons complex.

Careers | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions | Diversity | Information Technology | Outreach

Olga Pearce

Olga Pearce helps supercomputers find their balance

Olga Pearce studies how to detect and correct load imbalance in high performance computing applications.

Careers | HPC Systems and Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity

Brian Gunney

Brian Gunney values real-world results, in work and play

Brian Gunney became fascinated with the field of computational fluid dynamics because he thought it could be critical in solving many problems he considered unsolvable.

Careers | Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Mathematical Optimization | Outreach

Maya Gokhale

Maya Gokhale thrives on change

Computer scientist Maya Gokhale appreciates the unpredictability and rapid pace of change in her chosen field. “You never know where computing is going to go, and that’s what’s exciting about it,” she says.

Careers | Data Movement and Memory | Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Near Memory Computing

Chris Morrone

Chris Morrone’s work shines, thanks to Lustre

Working extensively with open-source software such as Lustre and engaging with the broader open-source community is what computer scientist Chris Morrone enjoys most about his job, and it is one of the features that attracted him to LLNL in the first place.

Careers | HPC Systems and Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

Kathryn Mohror

Kathryn Mohror loves HPC, faults and all

Kathryn Mohror develops tools that give researchers the information they need to tune their programs and maximize results. After all, she says, “It’s all about getting the answers more quickly.”

Careers | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity