Dec. 16, 2020
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LLNL physicist wins Young Former Student award

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

Texas A&M University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering on December 10 announced it has honored LLNL physicist Kelli Humbird with its 2020-21 Young Former Student award for her work at LLNL in combining machine learning with inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. Humbird graduated from Texas A&M with a PhD in nuclear engineering in 2019. Since joining the Laboratory as an intern in 2016, she has made key contributions to the ICF program, creating a widely used neural network algorithm to help produce higher performing implosions and applying a technique called “transfer learning” to create a more predictive model of ICF experiments. Read more at LLNL News.