Brian Gallagher works on applications of machine learning for a variety of science and national security questions. He’s also a group leader, student mentor, and the new director of LLNL’s Data Science Challenge. The Lab has enabled Gallagher to combine scientific pursuits with leadership positions and people-focused responsibilities. “For a long time, my primary motivation was learning new things and tackling interesting technical challenges,” he muses. “I’m still motivated by these things, but now I’m much more motivated by service to others.” Read more at LLNL Computing.