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


ISTI organizes and co-sponsors internal and external events in IS&T areas relevant to the LANL mission.


  • Institute Director
  • Stephan Eidenbenz
  • (505) 667-3742
  • Email
  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Nickole Aguilar Garcia
  • (505) 665-3048
  • Email

We support events that bring researchers together — often from various fields — to develop novel technical approaches, build communities, or develop road maps, proposals, or white papers. Contact isti@lanl.gov with ideas, organization, or sponsorship requests for workshops.

SciPy 2017: Scientific Computing with Python

July 10-16, 2017, Austin, Texas
The annual SciPy Conference allows participants from all types of organizations to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development.

2017 ISTI Data Challenge

April 6-May 18, 2017, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Hosted by the Information Science and Technology Institute in collaboration with the Intelligence and Emerging Threats Program Office.

ISTI provided LANL participants with access to five LANL data sets: Operational data from the accelerator at LANSCE, physical sensor measurements from the Trinity supercomputer’s open science phase, and three sets of network and computer events from LANL’s enterprise network. After six weeks, participants presented their explorations of one or more data sets.

Convergence Meeting on Cyber-Physical System Security

May 17, 2017, Los Alamos, New Mexico
The Global Security Program Offices (PADGS) and ISTI hosted a convergence workshop on cyber physical system security.

ISTI Rapid Response: D-Wave Second Round Debrief

April 27, 2017, Los Alamos, New Mexico
ISTI held a second round of presentations for projects using the D-Wave 2X quantum computer.

Machine Learning Convergence Meeting

December 9, 2016, Los Alamos, New Mexico
ISTI hosted 36 three-minute LANL talks on machine learning advances and applications.

ISTI Rapid Response: D-Wave First Round Debrief

October 6, 2016, Los Alamos, New Mexico
In June 2016 ISTI invited scientists to propose projects using the D-Wave 2X quantum computer. Eleven funded projects were presented at this debrief session.

Data Science and Optimal Learning for Materials Discovery and Design

May 16-18, 2016, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Goal: Bring together data scientists, computational physicists, and experimentalists

CoDA 2016: Conference on Data Analysis

Exploring Data-Focused Research Across the Department of Energy
March 2 - 4, 2016, Santa Fe
Invited Session Topics: Really Expensive Data, Power Grid Data, Subsurface Modeling, Cyber Security, Data Analysis at Exascale, Multisource Data

Physics Informed Machine Learning

January 19 – 22, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Topics: Energy, Climate, Materials, Images