We are excited to announce the inaugural WATCHEP training cohort for 2023-2025. A total of six students were selected in a competitive process that took into account their proposed research, community engagement, initiative, and leadership. Read more about this year’s cohort in the “Trainees” tab in the top menu.

  • Abdelrahman Elabd (Univ. of Washington)
  • Matt Kwiecien (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Eric Le (Univ. of California, Irvine)
  • Luc Le Pottier (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
  • Russell Marroquin Solares (Univ. of California, San Diego)
  • Johannes Wagner (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

WATCHEP is a training program with the goal of developing a workforce of experts in computational high-energy physics. Graduate student trainees from the partner universities will complete a tailored instructional curriculum and a supervised research project in a relevant topical area. Trainees are provided financial support during their training period in the program.

This cohort is divided into two major focus areas: hardware-software co-design and collaborative software infrastructure. They will work with university and laboratory mentors on computational research projects and follow advanced online training modules. The cohort will also participate in a series of hands-on summer training sessions.