Topic: Careers

A new career panel series that kicked off in June continued on August 10 with a session featuring former LLNL interns who converted to full-time employment at the Lab. Moderator Mary Silva was joined by panelists from the Computing and Engineering Directorates.

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Held virtually on July 15, our fifth annual Developer Day featured lightning talks, a technical deep dive, “quick takes” on remote-development resources, presentations about career paths, and a career development panel discussion.

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In this episode (32:00), LLNL's Jeff Hittinger talks about scientific success, leadership, and the tricks he’s cultivated for communicating science to broader audiences through the Livermore Ambassador Lecture series.

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More than 100 LLNL staff and students gathered virtually for the first session of a new career panel series inspired by the annual Women in Data Science conference and sponsored by the Data Science Institute.

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Brian Gallagher works on applications of machine learning for a variety of science and national security questions. He’s also a group leader, student mentor, and the new director of LLNL’s Data Science Challenge.

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LLNL was honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2021, as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals.

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Computing relies on engineers like Stephanie Brink to keep the legacy codes running smoothly. “You’re only as fast as your slowest processor or your slowest function,” says Brink, who works in CASC. By analyzing a legacy code’s performance, Brink and her team can reduce the amount of time it takes to run and allow for more critical science to be accomplished.

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Jeffrey A.F. Hittinger, a computational scientist at LLNL, is the 2021 recipient of the James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication from the Krell Institute.

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The HPC industry publication HPCwire named Bronis R. de Supinski, LLNL’s chief technology officer for Livermore Computing, as one of its People to Watch for 2021.

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SIAM announced its 2021 Class of Fellows, including LLNL computational mathematician Rob Falgout. Falgout is best known for his development of multigrid methods and for hypre, one of the world’s most popular parallel multigrid codes.

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In recognition of March as International Women’s History Month, SC21 profiled six women doing trailblazing work, including LLNL's Hiranmayi Ranganathan.

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Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, LLNL’s 4th Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event brought women together to discuss successes, opportunities and challenges of being female in a mostly male field.

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Jeene Villanueva, LLNL computer scientist and group leader, represented the Lab at the 2021 Lab Manager Diversity Digital Summit, "Building Better Labs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."

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LLNL's Ana Kupresanin, CASC deputy director and member of the Data Science Institute council, was recently featured in a Frontiers of Engineering alumni spotlight. FOE is run by the National Academy of Engineering nonprofit organization.

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As part of the 50th anniversary of Virginia Tech’s computer science department, the university is featuring active and dynamic alumni—including LLNL computer scientist Ghaleb Abdulla.

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For the third consecutive year, LLNL has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021.

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IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, has named Livermore Computing CTO Bronis de Supinski to its 2021 Class of Fellows for his leadership in large-scale computing systems.

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The Association for Women in Mathematics has named computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences.

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Nisha Mulakken is advancing COVID-19 R&D and mentoring the next generation. “The opportunities we are exposed to early in our careers can shape the limits we place on ourselves and our approaches to challenges we encounter throughout our careers,” she says.

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As group leader and application developer in the NIF Computing Applications Division (NIFC), Jarom has been working on the development and release of VBL++ (Virtual Beamline).

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This summer, the Computing Scholar Program welcomed 160 undergraduate and graduate students into virtual internships. The Lab’s open-source community was already primed for student participation.

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Held in early March, the WiDS Livermore event featured four technical talks from LLNL data scientists.

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Rafael Rivera-Soto is passionate about artificial intelligence, deep learning, and machine learning technologies. He works in LLNL’s Global Security Computing Applications Division, also known as GSCAD.

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Rachael Lemos is a software developer in Computing’s Applications, Simulations, & Quality Division, or ASQ. She’s a great example of the Lab’s student success, as she was a summer intern before landing a full-time job.

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Dianne Calloway has been at the Lab for 35 years, yet she is never bored. Her team in Computing’s Enterprise Application Services (EAS) Division builds and maintains data-tracking applications that support a huge variety of work at the Lab.

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