As Acting Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Trish Damkroger leads the 1,000-employee workforce behind the Laboratory’s high performance computing efforts. The Computation team develops and deploys an integrated computing environment for petascale analytics and simulations such as understanding global climate warming, clean energy creation, biodefense, and nonproliferation. LLNL’s computing ecosystem includes high performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multiresolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable LLNL mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation.
Ms. Damkroger also manages the directorate’s strategic workforce development in support of Computation’s S&T strategy, including recruiting and retaining a motivated and diverse workforce. She represents Computation in Laboratory affairs and participates on several institutional committees and assignments.
Ms. Damkroger has more than 27 years of technical and management roles both in the private sector, as Remedy Corporation’s Area Vice President for Information Technology, and elsewhere within the Department of Energy, as Sandia National Laboratories’ Deputy Director for the Advanced and Exploratory Program.
Since 2006, Ms. Damkroger has been a leader of the annual Supercomputing Conference series, the premier international meeting for high performance computing. She was the SC14 General Chair in New Orleans and has held many other committee positions, including Infrastructure Chair, Exhibits Chair, Panels Chair, and Workshops Chair. She was named one of HPCwire’s People to Watch in 2014. Ms. Damkroger has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.