E. Wes Bethel
Senior Computer Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Computing Sciences Division,
Computational Research Division,
High Performance Computing Research Department,
Scientific Visualization Group.

E. Wes Bethel
Mail Stop 50F
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The University of California
Berkeley, California 94720-8139

email: ewbethel at lbl dot gov
phone: (510) 486-7353
fax: (510) 486-5812
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About phone calls – I much prefer email because chances are quite high that if you call out of the blue, you're interrupting something. Email allows me to interact with people in more effectively and efficiently in an asynchronous fashion. Thanks for your cooperation.

Note: if you are a vendor thinking of doing cold call to try to sell me something, please don't do it. Instead, send me an email. I do not take unsolicited phone calls.

Administrative Contact: Barbara Salisbury, BHASalisbury at lbl dot gov, (510) 486-5369.


Bethel is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he is a member of and Group Leader for the Scientific Visualization group. Bethel and his team conduct basic and applied research and development on techniques and tools for enabling scientific knowledge discovery in some of the world's largest collections of scientific data generated by computational models, simulations, and experiments. This work lies at the nexus of data management, data analysis, scientific visualization, and high performance computing. He was the Coordinating Principal Investigator for the SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technology (VACET), which made production-quality, petascale-capable visualization a reality at DOE supercomputing facilities, and that produced software tools in use by a worldwide scientific community in disciplines ranging from high energy physics to climate modeling. Under his leadership, the LBNL visualization program grew from two persons in 2001 to a vibrant program consisting of twelve full-time staff, an annual budget of about \$4.5M/yr, has achieved broad computational/scientific impact, and that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and field leadership. His research interests include software architecture for data-centric computing, high performance computing, scientific and information visualization, and computer graphics. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He is a Distinguished Scientist member of ACM, and member of ACM/SIGGRAPH, ACM/SIGHPC, and IEEE.


Technical Writing

Essays on Scientific Research

In my many years of doing scientific research, there are a number of issues that keep coming up over and over again when writing papers with others. The following are a collection of essays that reflect my personal thinking on some of these potentially touchy subjects. Note: these essays are my personal opinion and do not reflect the views of LBNL, DOE, the State of California, nor the US Government.

Reviewing Papers

Bibliography Bucket

Other Fun Stuff

Last Updated - Tuesday, 27-May-2014 10:41:43 PDT
E. Wes Bethel, ewbethel at lbl dot gov