Department Head and Senior Scientist, Data Science and Technology Department
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Agarwal’s work focuses on development of tools to improve data usability, accessibility, and sharing in the eco-sciences. She leads several teams developing advanced cyber infrastructure to support collaborative data analysis and stewardship. She is the lead of the Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) data repository. Her projects focus on all aspects of the data pipeline from data collection, through data processing and analysis, archiving, and to user services. She is working with carbon flux scientists, watershed hydrologists, marine biologists, and others to gather data from a wide variety of sources and bring it together into coherent datasets with access tools that enable watershed, regional, and global scale science research. She and her team have been pioneers in the application of User Experience research techniques to development of data infrastructure for support of science research. Dr. Agarwal is also the Data Science and Technology Department (http://dst.lbl.gov), Head at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.