Los Alamos National LaboratoryInformation Science and Technology Institute (ISTI)
Implementing and fostering collaborative research, workforce and program development, and technical exchange

  • Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute

    Class of 2015

    Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute

  • Viz Collab

    Viz Collab

    Scientific collaboration and educational resource for visualizing data

What is ISTI?

The Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) enables the execution of Laboratory's institutional IS&T pillar through revitalization of technical IS&T areas, recruiting, and retention of IS&T staff. Learn more about ISTI.
We encourage Laboratory staff to contact us for help, advice, or funding for new IS&T initiatives. Send email to isti@lanl.gov.


ISTI Data Challenge 2017

The ISTI Data Challenge provides a venue for discovering new science and insights from challenging LANL data sets while showcasing and testing novel and established methods and tools. Key dates:

  • Thursday, April 6: Kickoff to introduce data sets.
  • Thursday, May 18: Presentation of results.

IS&T Seminar Series

IS&T seminars are usually held Wednesday 3 pm and feature Laboratory-internal and external speakers on IS&T topics. ISTI provides support for external speakers. Send email to isti@lanl.gov to nominate a speaker.

FY2017 Speakers
DateSpeakerOrg/InstitutionHostTitle of Presentation
5/3/17 Jonathan Mace Brown University Carleton Coffrin
3/15/17 Dr. Allon Percus Claremont Graduate University Gowri Srinivasan Network Classification in Rocks and on Roads
3/8/17 Horacio Vargas Guzman Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Christoph Junghans Scalable and Fast Heterogeneous Molecular Simulation with Predictive Parallelization Schemes
3/8/17 Christopher Biwer Syracuse University Curt Canada The Search for Binary Neutron Star and Black Hole Mergers in Advanced LIGO

ISTI Summer Schools

Summer schools are educational internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Visit the summer schools page for more information. ISTI organizes, sponsors, and/or co-sponsors the following summer schools:

IS&T Workshops

ISTI organizes, sponsors, or co-sponsors Laboratory-led workshops in IS&T areas relevant to the Laboratory's mission. More information on the Workshops page. FY16 workshops include:

University Collaborations

University collaborations in the IS&T area at the Laboratory are intended to build a strong relationships that result in recruiting pipelines, intellectual property and proposal teams for external funding.

    • CMU: Failure at Scale
    • UCD: Visualization
    • UCSC: File systems
    • Missouri S&T: Cyber security
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