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Daniela Ushizima

Daniela (Dani) Mayumi Ushizima , Ph.D.
Analytics Group
Phone: (510) 486-4061
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50F1650
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Dani Ushizima is a Staff Scientist at LBNL, Head deputy of the Data Analysis and Visualization Group in the Computation Research Division, and a Consultant for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Ushizima is the Machine Vision co-P.I. for the Center of Applied Mathematics for Energy Related Applications (CAMERA). At the University of California, Berkeley, she is one of the selected University of California Berkeley BIDS Data Scientist fellows.

Her work focuses on data analysis and pattern recognition applied to diverse scientific domains - data range from biomedical micrographies to geological materials and composites, e.g. micro-tomography of materials with applications to carbon sequestration. She has acted as Principal/Co-Investigator of several DOE projects related to data analysis, machine learning, and high performance computing. Interests include business intelligence, multi-modal data analysis, computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, quantitative microscopy, and high-performance computing. For a complete list of publications, click [HERE]

Journal Articles

Daniela M. Ushizima, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Andrea G.C. Bianchi, James A. Sethian, E. Wes Bethel, "Augmented Topological Descriptors of Pore Networks for Material Science", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings IEEE Vis 2012), 2012, 18:2041--2050, LBNL 5964E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.200

Conference Papers

C. Rycroft, D. M. Ushizima, R. Saye, C. M. Ghajar, J. A. Sethian, "Building a Physical Cell Simulation and Comparing with Confocal Microscopy", Bay Area Physical Sciences–Oncology Center (NCI) Meeting UCSF Medical Sciences, September 2010,

D. M. Ushizima, F. N. S. Medeiros, J. Cuadros, C. I. O. Martins, "Vessel Network Detection Using Contour Evolution and Color Components", Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2010,



A. Uselton, K. Antypas, D. M. Ushizima, J. Sukharev, "File System Monitoring as a Window into User I/O Requirements", Proceedings of the 2010 Cray User Group Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 24, 2010,

Oliver Rübel, Sean Ahern, E. Wes Bethel, Mark D. Biggin, Hank Childs, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Angela DePace, Michael B. Eisen, Charless C. Fowlkes, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Min-Yu Huang, Soile V. E. Keränen, David W. Knowles, Cris L. Luengo Hendriks, Jitendra Malik, Jeremy Meredith, Peter Messmer, Prabhat, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther H. Weber, Kesheng Wu, "Coupling Visualization and Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery from Multi-Dimensional Scientific Data", Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2010, May 2010,


D. M. Ushizima and F. Medeiros, "Retinopathy Diagnosis from Ocular Fundus Image Analysis", Modeling and Analysis of Biomedical Image, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS10), Chicago, IL, April 12, 2010,

D. M. Ushizima, J. Cuadros, "Ocular Fundus for Retinopathy Characterization", Bay Area Vision Meeting, Berkeley, CA, February 5, 2010,

Book Chapters

Daniela Ushizima, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, E. Wes Bethel, Janet Jacobsen, Prabhat, Oliver Rübel, Gunther Weber, Bernard Hamann, Peter Messmer, and Hans Hagen, "Automated Detection and Analysis of Particle Beams in Laser-Plasma Accelerator Simulations", In-Tech, ( 2010) Pages: 367 - 389

Oliver R\ ubel, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel Kesheng Wu, Prabhat, Gunther H. Weber, Daniela M. Ushizima, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Wes Bethel, "Automatic Beam Path Analysis of Laser Wakefield Particle Acceleration Data", IOP Computational Science \& Discovery, ( 2009)


E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Hank Childs, Mark Howison, Hari Krishnan, Burlen Loring, J\ org Meyer, Prabhat, Oliver R\ ubel, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther Weber, "Towards Exascale: High Performance Visualization and Analytics -- Project Status Report", 2012,