Today at Berkeley Lab

Women in IT Invited to Apply for Program at SC17 Conference

Applications are now being accepted for the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program at the SC17 conference to be held Nov. 12–17 in Denver, Colorado. Applications are to be submitted using the 2017 WINS Application Form. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24. More>

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Lab to Support Exascale Co-Design Center

Berkeley Lab was selected to be a partner in the fifth Exascale Computing Project (ECP) co-design center announced earlier this month. The new center will focus on Graph Analytics: combinatorial (graph) kernels that play a crucial role in many data analytic computing application areas as well as ECP applications. More>

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March 3 Talk on the European Human Brain Project

Karlheinz Meier of the European Human Brain Project (HBP) will present a talk at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 59-3101 (Wang Hall). The HBP is bringing advanced computational methods to brain science, and Meier is using brain science to advance computational methods. He leads a group developing novel brain-inspired (neuromorphic) computing systems for general use. More>

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Three Lab Researchers Named to National Academy of Engineering

Robert Budnitz of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, Gerbrand Ceder of the Materials Sciences Division, and Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director of Computing Sciences, were elected to the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. More>

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Kathy Yelick Named to Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

Kathy Yelick, the Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, has been named to the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in science, technology and engineering. Twelve women, each representing a different field, were named as 2017 inductees. More>

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Machine Learning Method Accurately Predicts Metallic Defects

For the first time, researchers have built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. This method will accelerate research of new advanced alloys and lightweight new materials for applications spanning automotive to aerospace and much more. More>

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Feb. 10 Town Hall: Invent the Future of Computing

Researchers and research teams from multidisciplinary backgrounds are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss “Beyond Moore’s Law,” an LDRD initiative. How can Berkeley Lab apply its unique capabilities to invent the future of computing? Join the discussion from 1 to 3 p.m., in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall). Go here for more information, or contact John Shalf.

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Nat Geo Q&A With Lab’s Wehner on West’s Drought-Flood Pattern

The storms hitting the West Coast are intense, causing massive floods and landslides — and replenishing reservoirs after historic drought. But is the drought-flood pattern tied to our planet’s warming? Lab climate scientist Michael Wehner weighs in on what is known, and what isn’t. More>

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David Bailey Among Winners of 2017 AMS Conant Prize

Retired Berkeley Lab mathematician David Bailey will receive the 2017 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for the article “The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of π2 and Catalan’s Constant,” along with three other co-authors. The prize will be awarded Jan. 5 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta. More>

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Curriculum Development Hackathon for Jupyter Notebooks Jan. 9 to 11

Data Carpentry is organizing a three-day, hands-on hackathon aimed at developing, and later teaching, a short-course curriculum on using Jupyter notebooks for reproducible research practices. The event will be held Jan. 9 to 11 at the UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). More>

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