DSSI Class of 2019

Meet the Data Science Summer Institute Class of 2019. Download their posters to get an idea of the type of work our interns undertake during their time at LLNL.

Justin Allen

Justin Allen

An undergraduate in Computer Science at UC San Diego, Justin works on predicting processes from network data.

Gabriel Andrade

Gabriel Andrade

Mentor(s): 

Goran Konjevod

Gabriel is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, co-advised by Rafael Frongillo and Joshua Grochow. He received both his MS in Applied Mathematics and BS in pure Math from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Nicholas Choma

Nicholas Choma

Nicholas is getting a master's in Computer Science at New York University. His summer project was MINOS event predictions with graph neural networks.

Ryan Dana

Ryan Dana

Mentor(s): 

Will Dawson

Ryan is graduating with a BA in Physics, Astrophysics, and Data Science from UC Berkeley in December of 2019. His research interests include using ML techniques to approach astrophysical questions. At LLNL, Ryan worked on applying DL to find black hole microlensing events in MACHO data.

Omar DeGuchy

Omar DeGuchy

Omar is a PhD student in the Applied Mathematics department at UC Merced. His research focuses on DL techniques as they apply to image processing in a variety of modalities such as synthetic aperture radar and low-photon imaging.

Duy Duong-Tran

Duy Duong-Tran

Mentor(s): 

Jose Cadena Pico and Alan Kaplan

Duy is a PhD student at Purdue University, working on the crossroad between industrial engineering/data science and neuroscience. He is interested in theoretical frameworks such as spectral graph theory, random graph, combinatorics, and stochastic processes.

Nicholas Choma

Joanna Held

Mentor(s): 

Cory Lanker

Joanna is an undergraduate at the University of Iowa pursuing degrees in Mathematics and Music. This summer, she worked on developing new training labels in order to improve classification predictions for physics simulation data.

Jenna Horrall

Jenna Horrall

Jenna is an undergraduate student at James Madison University where she is studying Computer Science. Her work this summer includes an ML model used to make video predictions of sand dune data.

Anna Jurgensen

Anna Jurgensen

Anna is a student in the Computer Science MS program at the University of San Francisco. Interested in information management and with a background in theoretical linguistics, she focuses on the application of NLP for knowledge extraction. Previously she worked in information retrieval at corpora

Joanne Kim

Joanne Kim

Joanne is a recent graduate with a BS in Computer Science from Korea University. Her interests include using graph NNs to predict molecular properties and crystal structures. She will continue her research at LLNL as a post-college appointee.

Kelly Kochanski

Kelly Kochanski

Kelly is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research. Her research focuses on the representation of sub-grid scale snow processes in Earth system models, using computational and data science techniques.

Oscar Leong

Oscar Leong

Oscar is a PhD student in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University, advised by Paul Hand of Northeastern University. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Swarthmore College. His research focuses on methods using DL to solve inverse problems.

Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy

Mentor(s): 

Brian Van Essen

Erin is a Computer Science PhD student at the University of Oregon, advised by Allen Malony. Her interests include HPC and ML. At LLNL she worked on implementing distributed I/O for LBANN.

Eric Michaud

Eric Michaud

Eric is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Mathematics.

Caleb Miller

Caleb Miller

Caleb is an Applied Mathematics PhD student at the University Of Colorado, Boulder.

Divya Mohan

Divya Mohan

Mentor(s): 

Barry Rountree

Divya is pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Her research this summer utilizes ML to simulate physical processes.

Sudeepta Mondal

Sudeepta Mondal

Mentor(s): 

Russell Whitesides

Sudeepta is a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, pursuing an MA in Mathematics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Nicholas Choma

Alan Noun

Alan is a computer science student at California State University East Bay. His interests include DL and the complete software development lifecycle.

Anmol Paudel

Anmol Paudel

Mentor(s): 

Brian Van Essen

Anmol is a Computer Science PhD student at Marquette University. His research focuses on HPC and data science, usually mixed together and applied to a field like geospatial computing.

J.R. Powers-Luhn

J.R. Powers-Luhn

Mentor(s): 

Goran Konjevod

J.R. is a Nuclear Engineering PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, advised by Jason Hayward and Howard Hall. He received his BS in Physics from the University of Virginia. His research focuses on applying data science tools to improve the performance of nuclear detectors.

Alex John Quijano

Alex John Quijano

Alex John is an Applied Mathematics PhD student at UC Merced. He obtained his BS in Mathematics from East Tennessee State University.

Marjerle Reeves

Marjerle Reeves

Marjerle is pursuing a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UC Merced and works on modeling time series data using differential equations and NNs.

Amar Saini

Amar Saini

Amar is a recent master's graduate from UC Merced and now a data scientist at LLNL working on DL, LEDs, and all areas of computer science.

Kayla Schroeder

Kayla Schroeder

Mentor(s): 

Donald Lucas

Kayla will be returning to UC Los Angeles this fall to complete her undergraduate degree in Statistics. This summer, she worked on novelty detection for hazardous material release movement, including weather uncertainty analysis. 

Mary Silva

Mary Silva

Mary Silva is a Statistics and Applied Mathematics masters student at UC Santa Cruz. She obtained her BS in Applied Mathematics from San Francisco State University. Her research focuses on spatiotemporal models in the climate sciences.

Nicholas Choma

Hoseung Song

Hoseung, a PhD candidate in Statistics at UC Davis, worked on two-sample test and ML while at LLNL this summer.

Nicholas Choma

Uttara Tipnis

Uttara is pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University.

Tuyen Tran

Tuyen Tran

Mentor(s): 

Panayot Vassilevski

Tuyen is a Mathematics PhD candidate at Portland State University. Her research interests include convex optimization, convex analysis, DC programming, and ML.

Nicholas Choma

Hannah Ward

Hannah, a master's student in Statistics at Brigham Young University, is interested in Bayesian modeling with Gaussian processes.

McKell Woodland

McKell Woodland

Mentor(s): 

Doug Poland

McKell got her BS in Applied Mathematics from Brigham Young University and is starting her PhD in Computer Science at Rice University. This summer she built a temporally recurrent r2u-net for video segmentation.

Kaidi Xu

Kaidi Xu

Kaidi is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. His research focuses on the security of DL, especially adversarial attack and defense, and robustness certification of deep NNs.