Alumni are the DOE CSGF’s best ambassadors and advocates. In these videos, 10 former fellows discuss their work and the program’s impact on their careers and offer advice to students interested in applying. A written introduction to each segment is included below.
– Jay Bardhan Northeastern University
Jay says his Argonne National Laboratory practicum was a turning point in his career and led him to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship there. The DOE CSGF is ideal for researchers who want to combine their interests with computing, he adds.
– Aron Cummings Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Connections Aron made through the DOE CSGF led him to Spain’s Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, where he’s studying graphene’s properties.
– Sommer Gentry U.S. Naval Academy
Sommer, an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, gained national attention for her research on kidney-paired donation, which more efficiently connected recipients with donors outside their immediate family.
– Tim Germann Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tim says the fellowship prepared him to deal with a range of computer applications. At Los Alamos National Laboratory he researches materials science, epidemiology and codesign of future HPC systems.
– Jeff Hammond Intel Corp.
Jeff says he got into the fellowship because he wanted to work with high-performance computers. He got his first chance on a practicum at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He now works at Intel Corp.
– Judy Hill Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Judy is Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s liaison for DOE’s INCITE program, which allocates hours on the Titan supercomputer.
– Devin Matthews University of Texas at Austin
Devin’s computational chemistry research at the University of Texas at Austin arose out of connections he made through the fellowship.
– Matt Reuter Stony Brook University
Successful DOE CSGF applicants should find an interesting problem and develop an approach to it involving high-performance computing, Matt says.
– Sarah Richardson Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sarah, a researcher with the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, appreciates the special nature of work at the national laboratories.
– Brenda Rubenstein Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Brenda, a research fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, says the DOE CSGF provides more than just a stipend. It welcomes fellows into a community.