Mentors

LANL CCS-1

Advanced Computing Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Staff

James Ahrens graduated with his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. His dissertation topic was on a high-performance scientific visualization and experiment management system. After graduation he joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a staff member working for the Advanced Computing Laboratory (ACL). He is currently the visualization team leader in the ACL. His research areas of interest include methods for visualizing extremely large scientific datasets, distance... read more

Ujjaini Alam is a researcher at Los Alamos National Lab.  Ujjaini is a mentor for Tracy Holsclaw.

HPC-5 LANL

John Bent is a LANL storage researcher who has been heavily involved with the Roadrunner storage system from early planning to intensive troubleshooting during the current installation period. John is also leading LANL's HPC data-intensive computing effort, is developing a virtual interposition file system, is working closely with Panasas to debug and design their parallel file system, is collecting and releasing many parallel IO traces, and is mentoring several graduate student projects. John got his PhD in computer science from Wisconsin in 2005 and his bachelors in anthropology from... read more

HPC-5 LANL

HB Chen  is mentoring several students working on projects for the ISSDM*  Collaborative Research Program.

  • David Bigelow
  • Esteban Molina-Estolano

*Institute for Scientific Scalable Data Management

HPC-5 LANL

LANL ISTI Deputy Director
ISSDM CRP Project Mentor

to be completed

Maya Gokhale has been a computer scientist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing since 2007. Her career spans research conducted in academia, industry, and national labs. Maya received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Her current work is concerned with data intensive computing and reconfigurable computing. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Fellow of the IEEE.

HPC-DO LANL

LANL Director, ISSDM

Deputy Division Leader, Los Alamos National Lab

Gary currently is the Deputy Division Leader of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is responsible for managing the personnel and processes required to stand up and operate major supercomputing systems, networks, and storage systems for the Laboratory for both the DOE/NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program and LANL institutional HPC environments. One of his main tasks is conducting and sponsoring R&D to... read more

T-08 LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor

Research Projects:
    •    Cosmic Calibration - Statistical Modeling of Dark Energy
    •    Data Intensive Super Computing for Science
    •    Understanding Multi-scale Multi-streaming Events in Cosmological Simulations
    •    Director's and ISR Colloquia

ISR-1 LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Research Projects:
    •    Cosmic Calibration - Statistical Modeling of Dark Energy
    •    Understanding Multi-scale Multi-streaming Events in Cosmological Simulations

CCS-6 LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Research Projects:
    •    Cosmic Calibration - Statistical Modeling of Dark Energy
    •    Developing methodology for uncertainty quantification Project #1
    •    Bayesian additive regression trees for large datasets: methods and algorithms Project #14

T-10, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Research Projects:
    •    Filtering Internet Information for Use in Biothreat Scenarios

Mike Lang is an HPC researcher at LANL, specializing in HPC cluster tuning and debugging.  He is collaborating on the Damasc project.

Celeste Matarazzo is a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, currently working on the ASCI (Advanced Simulation and Computing) program. She has more than fifteen years of experience in software development. She is a research program manager and leader of the Data Science research group in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing. She also leads the ASCI Scientific Data Management (SDM) project. This project aims to provide intelligent assistance in managing terabytes of complex scientific data through the development of data models and tools and the integration... read more

Ultrascale Research Center at LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor

Research Projects:
    •    Data Intensive Super Computing for Science
    •    File System and File Structure
    •    ...And eat it too: High read performance in write-optimized HPC I/O middleware file formats
    •    Managing High-Bandwidth Real-Time Data Storage
    •    Incorporating solid state drives into distributed storage systems
    •    Scalable Simulation of Parallel File Systems
    •    Incorporating solid state drives into distributed storage systems

To be completed

Russ Rew is head of the Unidata data services group. He is collaborating on the Damasc project.

HPC-1, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor

Jorge is a mentor for Bo Adler and Ian Pye

Los Alamos, NM

Andrew Shewmaker is a member of the HPC Systems Integration team at LANL. He is researching network Quality of Service in support of end-to-end performance management for distributed storage systems with Carlos Maltzahn, Katia, Obraczka, and Scott Brandt.

HPC-1, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Shelly Spearing is a Team Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she has worked in various knowledge management, text manipulation and software quality management

CCS-2, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Research Projects:
    •    Sensing Human Shape and Motion
    •    Video Image Segmentation and Tracking
    •    Visualization and Data Analysis

ISR-2, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor
Research Projects:
    •    Machine Learning For Image and Time Series Problems

STBPO-RL, LANL

ISSDM CRP Project Mentor

Herbert mentored past ISSDM CRP student Jessica Gronski

Pictures of Meghan Wingate
Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Meghan Wingate is currently ASC Filesystems and I/O and Archive Project Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  She has worked in Filesystems and Applications Readiness for 5 years and is responsible for directing and sponsoring R&D to provide technology and solutions to the problems for LANLs HPC filesystems.  Meghan is also CFO at Offensive Computing, LLC.  She holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California and her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.  Her research... read more