Trish Damkroger is currently Computation's Deputy Associate Director at large and Acting Department Head for the Computing Applications and Research (CAR) Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. CAR partners with Laboratory programs to develop software technologies and application codes in support of DOE missions in the defense, energy, and life sciences. CAR also conducts collaborative research and development in computer science, mathematics, and scientific computing focused on the long-term needs of Laboratory and DOE programs. Prior to becoming the Deputy Department Head for CAR, Trish was the Director for the Center for Applications Development and Software Engineering (CADSE) at LLNL for 4 years. CADSE provides computer science expertise to Security, Environmental Protection, and Computation Programs along with other institutional customers. CADSE is also home to the Institutional Software Quality Assurance Manager and provides that expertise to the laboratory.
Prior to joining LLNL in May 2002, Trish served as Remedy Corporation’s Area Vice President for Information Technology. She managed a large, geographically diverse team of application developers, software quality engineers, and technical writers to develop next-generation service management software. Trish also worked at Sandia National Laboratories for over a decade. Her last assignment at Sandia was Deputy Director for the Advanced and Exploratory Program, where she was responsible for investing and managing next-generation technologies within stockpile programs to ensure the vitality of the nuclear weapons organization. This program included the W80 refurbishment.
Trish holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in computer architecture. She has been managing teams in developing high-quality products for over a decade.