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Job Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science-from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is the scientific, extreme scale Data Laboratory in the US. With over 150PB of archived data, we host the largest scientific data archive in the US and the 3rd largest worldwide. In contrast to many others, this is an active archive were we continuously reuse all the data in the archive. In 2018 we analyzed 690PB of data on site. This data comes largely from the many scientific user facilities that we support at BNL such as: the unique nuclear physics experiment RHIC, the brightest synchrotron in the world NSLS II, the largest Tier 1 center for the LHC Atlas experiment, the Japanese particle physics experiment Belle II, the Center for Functional Nano Materials and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. BNL is currently in the process of building a new 60,000 sq. ft. Data Center to accommodate its growing operations.

As a result we have a lively, fast growing data science research program at BNL, with a specific focus on the challenges presented by the analysis, interpretation and use of data at extreme scales and in real time. The data science program is accompanied by significant computational modeling research effort, in support of the design, planning, analysis and interpretation of experiments and their results. The Computational Science Initiative (CSI - https://www.bnl.gov/compsci/) provides the laboratory wide umbrella for these activities, bringing together computer scientists, applied mathematicians and domain scientists to carry out leading edge research, convert research results into practical solutions that advance domain science and provide the necessary computing infrastructure services and training to support efficient operations.

Position Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory Computational Science Initiative has an opportunity for 2 Student Assistants to work on visualization toolkit development during the summer.

Specific Responsibilities:

* Refine and implement current visual analytics works for scientific analysis to enhance their functionalities

* Study and implement existing visualization methods for interpretable machine learning and conduct the benchmark tests on our datasets and problems

* Propose and prototype novel visualization algorithms for the above problems

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Full-time enrollment in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Applied Mathematics or Physics Master or PhD program.

* Programming expertise in full stack web application development, including previous project experience using one popular web framework such as Flask, Django or Node.js.

* Familiarity with Python and Javascript and their related libraries.

* Strong motivation to study and solve problems independently.

Preferred Knowledges, Skills and Abilities:

* Familiarity with visual analytics methods using D3.js or WebGL for visualizing high dimensional data, and large set of images or volumes.

* Familiarity with machine learning and deep learning approaches using Tensorflow, Keras, or Pytorch.

* Basic knowledge about scalable web server.

* Basic familiarity with Linux and high-performance computing

* Ability to author scientific texts and make clear presentations

* Good communication skills

Student Assistants work 19 hours/week while school is in session. During the summer Student Assistants may work up to 40hrs/week as scheduled by the supervisor.

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

* VEVRAA Federal Contractor