Five LBNL Computing Staff, including ESnet’s Eli Dart, NERSC’s Brent Draney Honored by Berkeley Lab Director for Pioneering Science DMZ

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization staff members, including ESnet Network Engineer Eli Dart, are recipients of this year’s Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement, which were announced on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

Dart, a member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team and Brent Draney, head of NERSC’s Networking, Security and Servers Group, were recognized for their work in developing the Science DMZ, a network architecture that allows science data to securely bypass institutional firewalls. The Science DMZ has been endorsed by the National Science Foundation, which has funded Science DMZs t more than 100 universities across the country. Dart and Draney were honored in the area of operations for “achievement in operational effectiveness, process re-engineering or improvement, resource management and efficiency, or partnerships across organizational/departmental boundaries.”

Deb Agarwal, head of  the Computational Research Division’s (CRD) Data Science and Technology Department, was recognized for her effort to support diversity at the lab.

James Sethian, head of CRD’s Mathematics Group, was recognized for establishing CAMERA, the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications.

Lynn Rippe was awarded a Berkeley Lab Citation for her longtime procurement work in support of NERSC.

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Computing Sciences recipients of the 2015 Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement are (from left) CRD’s Deb Agarwal, ESnet’s Eli Dart, NERSC’s Brent Draney, CRD’s James Sethian and NERSC Lead Procurement Administrator Lynn Rippe.