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Dr. David Stracuzzi is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and has been studying machine learning and artificial intelligence for 20 years. He currently leads several projects that apply data-driven modeling and uncertainty analysis methods to tasks related to remote sensing data, pattern-of-life data, geophysical data, and data related to physics-based simulations. Prior to joining Sandia in 2010, Dr. Stracuzzi was a member of the research faculty at Arizona State University working on computational cognitive architectures for developing intelligent agents.
Dr. Yao is a theoretical and computational physicist, developing methods, algorithms, and codes to address condensed matter physics and materials science problems. With a degree of B.S. in department of intensive instruction in 2000 and M.S. in physics in 2003 from Nanjing University, China, he obtained his Ph.D. in physics from Iowa State University in 2009. After graduation, he took a postdoc position in Ames Laboratory. He was promoted to assistant scientist in 2011, associate scientist in 2015, and senior theoretical physicist in 2019, with an adjunct faculty position in department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University. He is currently leading projects in the development of quantum computing approaches to solve ground state and dynamical properties of correlated quantum materials within the Gutzwiller quantum-classical embedding framework. He is also a key developer of the Gutzwiller density functional theory and rotationally-invariant Slave-Boson method and software.
Raga is a member of the technical staff at Sandia. She is a molecular, developmental and, most recently, computational biologist with a background in regulation of gene expression and cell fates in mammalian systems. Her main area of focus is characterizing, monitoring, and engineering of molecular pathways within cells to alter their phenotypic outcomes. She combines the use of bioinformatics, modeling, and machine learning with experimental biology to dissect the mechanisms by which cellular responses can be programmed, both intrinsically and by external influences.
Raga’s current projects include enhancing antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activity of mesenchymal stromal cells through CRISPR-based gene modulation, prediction of CRISPR efficiency across cell types, and generating optogenetic (light-activatable) neurons and neuron-like cells for interfacing with low-power computing devices.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2004. She then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (laboratory of Dr. W. Lee Kraus) at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2010.
Dr. Warren L. Davis IV is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Scalable Analysis and Visualization department in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories. He was the principal investigator for the Hybrid Methods for Cybersecurity Analysis LDRD and the Machine Learning in Adversarial Environments LDRD research projects which had significant impact on cyber operations at the lab. In addition, he is the principal investigator of the Machine Learning for Intelligent Data Capture on Exascale Platforms research project for the DOE ASCR program.
Warren joined the technical staff at Sandia in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Florida State in 2006, gaining industry experience as a graduate intern at both the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Tokyo and the IBM Almaden Research Center, where he was hired as a Research Staff Member after graduation. Warren has published over 20 journal articles, conference publications, and peer-reviewed presentations, and has worked in the fields of cybersecurity, healthcare informatics, climate modeling, material science, text analytics, combustion, and fluid dynamics, to name a few. In addition, he was awarded the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Award in Research Leadership.