Lorena A. Barba group


Tutorial for high-school students at GW

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PhD student Natalia Clementi and Prof. Barba taught a 3-hour tutorial for high-school students for the Caminos Al Futuro program of the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. It was a hands-on tutorial titled "Data Science for a Better World," and it guided the students through the basics of using Python with data. The students, who had never... Continue »

Nature TechBlog: My digital toolbox


Jeffrey Perkel, Technology Editor for Nature, interviewed Prof. Lorena A. Barba about her research group's reproducibility practices and the digital tools that enable them. She talked about the group's computational research interests, their avant-garde use of digital tools and repositories to create "repro-packs," and how these allow her to share research figures freely even when part... Continue »

Honorable Mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence

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Prof. Lorena Barba was nominated and received an Honorable Mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence of the Open Education Consortium. She was among four internationally recognized educators honored, in tribute of their achievements and contributions publishing a significant body of open educational resources and demonstrating innovative open education practices. The Open Education Consortium is... Continue »

Barba for SIAM CSE Vice-Chair

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is electing new officers for 2017–2018. Prof. Lorena A. Barba was nominated for the position of Vice-Chair. Here are Barba's election statement and SIAM biography. Members of SIAG/CSE received voting instructions via email on Oct. 31. Voting is open until Dec. 2,... Continue »

The hard road to reproducibility

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by Lorena A. Barba Science 07 Oct 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 142 DOI: 10.1126/science.354.6308.142 Early in my Ph.D. studies, my supervisor assigned me the task of running computer code written by a previous student who was graduated and gone. It was hell. I had to sort through many different versions of the code,... Continue »