2019 was a big year for the SRP program…we celebrated our 5th year by breaking many records. The 2018 cohort had a productive summer and represented the largest class of SRP teams yet and 2019 nearly reached that peak. To celebrate the 2019 summer cohort, Dr. David Brown, Computational Research Division Director and SRP champion hosted a reception. The 2019 workshop also had a banner year with a dynamic and engaging group of faculty from all around the country interacting and talking science with the Computing Sciences research scientists.
SRP is becoming a must-attend for faculty looking to develop innovative research collaborations within the computational science and engineering, high-performance computing, and networking research fields. During the workshop, faculty had the unique opportunity to hear from a range of world-class scientists and have the chance to network among lab staff and discuss possible research collaborations.
Each year, the SRP workshop helps form innovative ideas. This year, participants brought several significant themes to this year’s program. There were sessions on topics as diverse as Compiler Autotuning using Deep Learning, Quasi Monte-Carlo Stochastic Gradient Method for Inverse Design of Random Textures in Solar Cells, and Investigating Gasoline Production from Biodiesel for Next-Generation Renewable Fuel – thus creating a workshop program filled with fascinating research.
We challenge ourselves to keep evolving this workshop and to make sure that everyone who attends can learn about the exciting research at Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences, has the opportunity to showcase their research, and explore potential research collaborations.
SRP is a partnership between Sustainable Horizons Institute (SHI) and Berkeley Lab, one of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories. The program originated as a method of connecting faculty and their students from underrepresented groups (minorities, women, people with disabilities, first generation scholars, smaller colleges & universities) with scientists at Berkeley Lab, to encourage the formation of ongoing collaborations and increase the breadth and quality of the Computing Sciences workforce.