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Burlen Loring

Burlen Loring
Computational Systems Group
Phone: (510) 486-7238
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50F1650
Berkeley, CA 94720

Biographical Sketch

Burlen Loring is a computer systems engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He joined the lab in January of 2011 and is a member of the NERSC Analytics team. Burlen has extensive experience with highperformance scientific computing and data visualization and holds a masters degree in applied mathematics from the University of New hanpshire.


Homayoun Karimabadi, Vadim Roytershteyn, Minping Wan, William H. Matthaeus, William Daughton, P. Wu, Michael A. Shay, Burlen Loring, Joseph Borovsky, Ersilia Leonardis, Sandra C. Chapman and Takuma Nakamura Coherent Structures, Intermittent Turbulence and Dissipation in High-Temperature Plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 20, 012303 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4773205

Wan, M. and Matthaeus, W. H. and Karimabadi, H. and Roytershteyn, V. and Shay, M. and Wu, P. and Daughton, W. and Loring, B. and Chapman, S. C. Intermittent Dissipation at Kinetic Scales in Collisionless Plasma Turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 195001 (2012) [5 pages], Nov 2012

H. Karimabadi, P. O’Leary, M. Tatineni, B. Loring, A Majumdar, B. Geveci. In-situ Visualization for Global Hybrid Simulations, To Appear in XSEDE '13 Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, July 2013

P. Cassak, H. Karimabadi, V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton, J. Scudder, B. Loring. Electron Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and Generation of Demagnetized Electron Rings, Poster Session V: Non-neutral, Dusty, and Strongly-coupled Plasmas II; Plasma Sources and Boundaries; Space and Astrophysical Plasmas; Spherical Torus, MHD Stability, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics,  Volume 57, Number 12, October 29–November 2 2012; Providence, Rhode Island

T. Nakamura, W. S. Daughton, H. Karimabadi, B. Loring, S. Eriksson. 3D fully kinetic simulations of vortex induced magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopausePoster Session: SM21B: Reconnection in Complex Space-Plasma Environments, AGU Fall Meeting December 2012 

M. Wan; W. H. Matthaeus; H. Karimabadi; V. Roytershteyn; M. A. Shay; P. Wu; W. S. Daughton; B. Loring; S. C. Chapman Intermittent dissipation at kinetic scales in collisionless plasma turbulenceSH33D. Status and Challenges in Coronal Heating: Theory, Observations and Simulation of Physical Processes II Posters, AGU Fall Meeting December 2012 

Homa Karimabad, Vadim Roytershteyn, Minping Wan, William Matthaeus, William Daughton, Michael Shay, Burlen Loring, Joe Borovsky, Sandra Chapman, Takuma Nakumura, Penny Wu Coherent structures, intermittent turbulence, and dissipation in high temperature plasmas, Visualization showcase, XSEDE '13 Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, July 2013


the following articles were written about our work and prominently feature my visualizations.

n.a., Magnetic reconnection in 3D, Back Scatter, Physics Today, Volume 65, Issue 3, March 2012

Karimabadi H., Le A. Causes and Consequences of Turbulence in the Earth's Protective Shield, NASA SC12 Demo. Super Computing 2012 <> and Poster <>

Cohen, J., Cracking the Mysteries of Space Weather, Web Atomic and NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Web 02/09/12 <> 

Jones, G. S., When worlds collide : Researchers harness ORNL supercomputers to understand solar storm/magnetosphere, Web Atomic and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Feb. 6, 2012, Web <>

Vu L., Visualizing Processes That Lead to “Cracks” in the Earth’s Cocoon : Code from Berkeley Lab Computer Scientist Paints Clearest Picture Yet, Web Atomic and LBNL Computational Research News and Publications, April 30, 2012, Web <>


The following talks given by collaborators prominently feature my visualizations.

W. Daughton, et al.  Influence of Magnetic Shear and Prole Asymmetry on Reconnection at the Magnetopause2012 US Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection (MR2012) May23-25,2012, Princeton,New Jersey

H. Karimabadi, Recent Advances in Kinetic  Processes In the Magnetosphere  Made Possible Through Petascale  ComputingInvited Talk, 2012 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Savannah Georgia, February 2012

H. Karimabadi, Emerging Link Between Magnetic Reconnection and Plasma Turbulence in Collisionless Plasmas, Invited Talk, SM23F. SM23F. Reconnection in Complex Space-Plasma Environments II, AGU Fall Meeting December 2012