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Our mission is to enable excellence in data science research and applications across the Laboratory's core missions.

Data science has become an essential discipline paving the path of LLNL's key program areas, and the Laboratory is home to some of the largest, most unique, and most interesting data and supercomputers in the world. The Data Science Institute acts as the central hub for all data science activity at LLNL working to help lead, build, and strengthen the data science workforce, research, and outreach to advance the state-of-the-art of our nation's data science capabilities.

Data Scientist Spotlight

Kassie Fronczyk

Kassie Fronczyk | Applied Statistics Group Leader

Fronczyk is a “total nerd” whose multifaceted job makes her an ideal panelist for the Women in Statistics and Data Science conference, where she recently discussed research opportunities at national labs. Fronczyk leads LLNL’s Applied Statistics Group while providing statistical analysis and uncertainty quantification for several projects, including a warhead life-extension program and the U.S. Nuclear Detection System. “I love learning new things and tackling interesting problems,” states Fronczyk. “Standard approaches rarely work on real-world data, so finding the right tool for the job often means exploring new methods and combining or modifying others.” She brings this creative mentality to on- and offsite collaborations, such as with the Innovations and Partnerships Office and the Institute of Makers of Explosives Science Panel. She also sits on LLNL’s Engineering Science & Technology Council, manages two seminar series (including DSI’s), and co-organized DSI’s inaugural workshop. Fronczyk holds a PhD in statistics and stochastic modeling from UC Santa Cruz.

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