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Prabhat Steps In as DAS Group Lead

September 1, 2014


Prabhat has been named Group Lead of the Data and Analytics Services (DAS) Group at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

The DAS group helps NERSC’s users address data and analytics challenges arising from the increasing size and complexity of data from simulations and experiments. As the DAS Group Lead, Prabhat will play a key role in developing and implementing NERSC’s data strategic initiative: to increase the productivity, usability and impact of data intensive science by providing comprehensive data systems and services to store, analyze, manage and share data.

Prabhat was previously a member of the Scientific Visualization group and the NERSC Analytics team. His current research interests include scientific data management, parallel I/O, high performance computing, scientific visualization, applied statistics, machine learning, computer graphics and computer vision.

He has published numerous papers in extreme scientific data analysis and is the PI on the Mantissa project funded by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) division of the DOE Office of Science. He is also leading the DOE/ASCR funded ExaHDF5 project, which is tasked with scaling HDF5 on current petascale and future exascale platforms, and the development of pattern detection and spatial statistics tools for the Calibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes (CASCADE) Scientific Focus Area (SFA).

Prabhat received an ScM in Computer Science from Brown University (2001) and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Delhi (1999). He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

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