Laura Biven

Program Manager, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science

Laura serves as program manager in the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office with responsibilities for a computer science research portfolio focused on data management, analysis, and visualization.  Prior to her current role, Laura served as Senior Science and Technology Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs within the Office of Science at DOE.  She came to Washington D.C. as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, serving first as Commodity Import Analyst at the US Department of Agriculture and then as Science and Technology Analyst at the US Department of State.  She has also served as member of the mathematics faculty at Bard High School Early College in New York City; postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Complex Physics in Dresden, Germany; and visiting scientist to the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.  Laura received a first class M.Sci. degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Warwick, both in the UK. Laura’s scientific research focused on the study of wave turbulence.