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

About

The Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) enables the execution of LANL’s institutional IS&T pillar through revitalization of technical IS&T areas, recruiting, and retention of IS&T staff.
  • Center Leader
  • James Ahrens
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The Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) enables the execution of LANL’s institutional IS&T pillar through revitalization of technical IS&T areas, recruiting, and retention of IS&T staff. ISTI is a LANL-wide resource and enabler for new ideas IS&T at LANL. We encourage all LANL staff to contact us for help, advice, or funding for new IS&T initiatives. 

ISTI manages, organizes, sponsors, and/or co-sponsors (1) Summer School/Internship programs, (2) Rapid Response Calls, (3) University Collaborations, (4) Workshops, (5) the IS&T Seminar Series, and (6) Workforce Education Initiatives

ISTI’s Scientific Advisory Council consists of active LANL IS&T researchers whose expertise collectively covers LANL’s IS&T pillar areas. The council advises ISTI leadership on trends and developments in IS&T and helps formulate and execute new initiatives. The ISTI Council charter (pdf) describes its role in more detail. The council meets monthly. Members include:

  • Russell Bent (T-5)
  • Tanmoy Bhattacharya (T-2)
  • Chris Fryer (CCS-2)
  • Tim Germann (T-1)
  • Christoph Junghans (CCS-7)
  • Dan O’Malley (EES-16)
  • Scott Pakin (CCS-7)
  • Reid Porter (CCS-3)
  • Brad Settlemyer (HPC-DES)
  • Kendra Van Buren (XCP-8)
  • John Szymanski (ALDGS)
  • Joanne Wendelberger (CCS-6)

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. ISTI sponsors the following university collaborations: