Deborah A. Agarwal

University of California, Berkeley and
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory      Office:    (510)486-7078
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Senior Scientist
Data Science and Technology Department.
Management Responsibilities include: Department Head of the Data Science and Technology Department.

Data Management Lead for the AmeriFlux Management Project, the FLUXNET Project, the International Soil Carbon Network, Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Tropics, and the Sustainable SYstems SFA2.0. CCSI Integration Framework Lead. Information regarding current DST Department projects can be found here. Past projects include: California Watersheds Data Server, Cloud data analysis services, studying the feasibility of overlay networks to provide new capabilities on the science data network, developing workflow capabilities for the KDD BLACKBOOK, design and development of collaboration software, secure and reliable group communication protocols, self-configuring network monitor, and SpectroMicroscopy collaboratory. Served the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization ( CTBTO) as an expert in the field of reliable multicast communication 2000-2002.

Project Engineer
Robotics Department - Developed a knowledge-based diagnostic expert system for robotic workcells. Project leader for development of off-line robot processing capabilities.


PhD Thesis Committee/Advisor - Olivier Chevassut (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 1998-2002) and Karlo Berket (University of California, Santa Barbara 1998-2000)
Masters Thesis Committee/Advisor - Evandro deSouza (State University of Campinas, Brazil 2001 - 2003), Keith Beattie, and Marcia Perry (San Francisco State University 1995-1998)

Researcher, UCSB Fall 1989 - Fall 1994
Developed a communication protocol called Totem for fault-tolerant wide-area networks. This protocol is used by asynchronous distributed systems that require reliable ordered delivery of messages. Built a graphical display for a communication protocol simulator. Designed and built automated testing utilities for a multiversion software experiment.


Instructor, Technical Research Associates Fall 1993 - Fall 1998
Introduction to C++ and Introduction to Unix

Lecturer, UCSB Summer 1992
ECE 152A: Logic Design and Switching Theory - 5 quarter units - 28 students
Had sole responsibility for the course content, homeworks, labs, tests, grading and assignment of grades.

Teaching Assistant, UCSB Fall 1988 - Spring 1990


"A methodology for management of heterogeneous site characte rization and modeling data",
Deb Agarwal, Arthur Wiedmer, Boris Faybishenko, Tad Whiteside, James Hunt, Gary Kushner, Alex Romosan, and Shoshani Arie. In Proceedings XIX International Conference on Water Resources (CMWR), Urbana-Champaign, IL, June 2012.

"Database Maintenance, Data Sharing Policy, Collaboration", Chapter in Eddy Covariance: A Practical Guide to Measurement and Data Analysis,
Dario Papale, Deborah A. Agarwal, Dennis Baldocchi, Robert B. Cook, Joshua B. Fisher, and Catharine van Ingen, Book Chapter in Eddy Covariance: A Practical Guide to Measurement and Data Analysis, (2012).

"Akuna - integrated toolsets supporting advanced subsurface flow and transport simulati ons for environmental management",
Karen Schuchardt, Deb Agarwal, Stefan Finsterle, Carl Gable, Ian Gorton, Luke Gosink, and etal. In XIX International Conference on Water Resources (CMWR), Urbana-Champaign, IL, June 2012.

"Data-intensive science: The terapixel and modisazure projects",
Deb Agarwal, You-Wei Cheah, Dan Fay, Jonathan Fay, Dean Guo, Tony Hey, Marty Humphrey, Keith Jackson, Jie Li, Christophe Poulain, Youngryel Ryu, and Catharine van_Ingen. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 25(3):304–316, 2011. (doi:10.1177/1094342011414746)

"CCSI and the role of advanced computing in accelerating the commercial deployment of carbon capture systems",
David C. Miller, Deborah A. Agarwal, Xin Sun, and Charles Tong. In Proceedings of the SciDAC 2011 Conference, Denver, CO, July 2011.

"A Data-Centered Collaboration Portal To Support Global Carbon-Flux Analysis",
Deb Agarwal, Marty Humphrey, Norm Beekwilder, Keith Jackson, Monte Goode, and Catharine van Ingen, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Volume 22, Issue 17, pp 2323-2334, LBNL Technical Report LBNL-1827E (2010).

"On-demand Overlay Networks for Large Scientific Data Transfers,"
Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Chin Guok, Keith Jackson, Ezra Kissel, D. Martin Swany, and Deborah Agarwal, Proceedings of the The 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2010), Melbourne, Australia, May 2010.

"eScience in the Cloud: A MODIS Satellite Data Reprojection and Reduction Pipeline in the Windows Azure Platform,"
J. Li, D. Agarwal, M. Humphrey, C. van Ingen, K. Jackson, and Y. Ryu. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2010), Apr 19-23, 2010. Atlanta, Georgia.

" Publication and Curation of Shared Scientific Climate and Earth Sciences Data,"
M. Humphrey, D. Agarwal, and C. van Ingen, In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE international Conference on e-Science (e-science 2009). Dec 7-9, 2009. Oxford, UK.

"The Alaska Soil Carbon Database: A Powerful Database for Soil Carbon Synthesis and Modeling,"
K. D. Johnson, D. Agarwal, J. W. Harden, D. McGuire, C. Swanston, C. van Ingen, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51F-0368, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2009).

"A Cloud Computing Service for Remote Sensing Data Reprojection and Science Reduction,"
Jie Li, Youngryel Ryu, Keith Jackson, Deb Agarwal, Marty Humphrey, Catharine van Ingen, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51H-0857, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2009), (jpg).

"Process-based estimates of terrestrial CO2 assimilation and evapotranspiration using MODIS at continental scale: a bottom-up approach,"
Youngryel Ryu, Dennis Baldocchi, Jie Li, Keith Jackson, Catherine van Ingen, Deb Agarwal, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-0308, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2009).

"Experiences Developing a Collaborative Data Sharing Portal for FLUXNET,"
Deb Agarwal, Marty Humphrey, Norm Beekwilder, Catharine van Ingen, Dario Papale, Markus Reichstein, and Dennis Baldocchi, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN31B-1007, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2009), (pdf)

"Special Issue Ordered communication in ad hoc networks: International Journal of Pervasive Computing & Communication",
Guest Editor(s): D.A. Agarwal, D.A. Tran, and M.D. Yarvis, volume 5, issue 4 (2009).

"Publication and Curation of Large-Scale Shared Environmental Scientific Data",
M. Humphrey, D. Agarwal, and C. van Ingen, Publication and Curation of Large-Scale Shared Environmental Scientific Data," Microsoft Technical Report, MSR-TR-2008-93, August 2008.

"Synthesis of Hydrologic Data Reveals Rainfall-Runoff Relationships and Examines Watershed-Scale Changes,"
J. Hunt, D. Agarwal, and C. van Ingen, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Ecoinformatics Session, San Francisco, CA, July 2008.

"An Evolving La Thuile Fluxnet Dataset and Support Infrastructure",
Agarwal, D; Baldocchi, D; Goode, M; Humphreys, M; van Ingen, C; Papale, D; Reichstein, M; Rodriguez, M; Ryu, Y; Vargas, R, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria.

"Fluxnet Synthesis Dataset Collaboration Infrastructure",
Deb Agarwal, Marty Humphrey, Catharine van Ingen, Norm Beekwilder, Monte Goode, Keith Jackson, Matt Rodriguez, and Robin Weber, FluxLetter, Vol 1, Issue 1, 2008, pp. 5-7.

"ENVIRONMENT: Environmental Monitoring Network for India,"
P. V. Sundareshwar, R. Murtugudde, G. Srinivasan, S. Singh, K. J. Ramesh, R. Ramesh, S. B. Verma, D. A garwal, D. Baldocchi, C. K. Baru, K. K. Baruah, G. R. Chowdhury, V. K. Dadhwal, C. B. S. Dutt, J. Fuentes, Pra bhat K. Gupta, W. W. Hargrove, M. Howard, C. S. Jha, S. Lal, W. K. Michener, A. P. Mitra, J. T. Morris, R. R. Myneni, M. Naja, R. Nemani, R. Purvaja, S. Raha, S. K. Santhana Vanan, M. Sharma, A. Subramaniam, R. Sukumar, R. R. Twilley, and P. R. Zimmerman (13 April 2007) Science 316 (5822), 204. [DOI: 10.1126/science.1137417]. PDF, Supporting Material

"Deep Scientific Computing Requires Deep Data," W. T. C. Kramer, A. Shoshani, D. A. Agarwal, B. R. Draney, G. Jin, G. F. Butler, and J. A. Hules, IBM Research and Development, 48(2), 2004. LBNL-55724

Supporting Dynamic Ad hoc Collaboration Capabilities,"
D. A. Agarwal and K. Berket, Proceedings of the Conference for Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, La Jolla, CA, 2003. LBNL-53355

An Infrastructure for Passive Network Monitoring of Application Data Streams,"
D. Agarwal, J. M. Gonzalez, G. Jin, and B. Tierney, Proceedings of the Passive and Active Measurement Workshop, La Jolla, CA, April 6-8, 2003. LBNL-51846.

"Remote Operations in a Global Accelerator Network,"
S. Peggs, T. Satogata, D. Agarwal, and D. Rice, Proceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR, May 12-16, 2003. LBNL-52947.

"A Practical Approach to the InterGroup Protocols,"
K. Berket, D. A. Agarwal, O.Chevassut, Future Generation Computer Systems, volume 18, number 5 (April 2002), pp. 709-719. Also, LBNL report number LBNL-49126.

"An Integrated Solution for Secure Group Communication in Wide-Area Networks",
D.A. Agarwal, O. Chevassut, M.R. Thompson and G. Tsudik, Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 3-5 July, 2001, Hammamet, Tunisia. Also, LBNL report number LBNL-47158.

"Overview of the InterGroup Protocols",
K. Berket, D. A. Agarwal, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser, Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Computational Science, San Francisco, May 2001. LBNL report number LBNL-47567.

`` The Totem Multiple-Ring Ordering and Topology Maintenance Protocol,''
with P. M. Melliar-Smith, L. E. Moser, and R. Budhia, Transactions on Computer Systems, vol. 16, no. 2 (May 1998). (PDF file)

``Totem: A Fault-Tolerant Multicast Group Communication System,''
with L. E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith, R. K. Budhia, and C. A. Lingley-Papadopoulos, Communications of the ACM, April 1996. (compressed postscript)

`` Extended Virtual Synchrony,''
with L. E. Moser, Y. Amir and P. M. Melliar-Smith, Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Poznan, Poland (June 1994), 56-65.

`` Debugging Internet Multicast,''
with S. Floyd, Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Computer Science Conference,
Phoenix, AZ (March 1994), 22-29. (Compressed postscript)



CRA-W Board Member 2012-present
CRA-W Steering Committee Member 2014-present
LIGO Project Review Committee 2009
LLNL Computational Research Division 2009, 2011
US LHC Software and Computing Review 2003, 2004, 2005
HPDC Program Committee - 2005
Co-Host Access Grid Retreat - 2005
Open Science Grid Meeting Program Committee - 2005
Senior Women's Leadership Workshop - 2005
Voted one of the Top 25 Women on the Web in 2000
President's Dissertation Year Fellowship (1993-1994)
Graduate Research Mentorship Program (1990-1991)
Engineer in Training
Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Pi Tau Sigma - Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta - Freshman Engineering Honor Society