Deb AgarwalDeb Agarwal

Dr. Deborah Agarwal is a Senior Scientist and the Data Science and Technology Department (, Head at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Dr. Agarwal’s current research focuses on developing computational tools to enable scientists to more effectively organize and use their data to understand and mitigate climate change. She has worked on projects involving watershed understanding, tropical forests, soil carbon, carbon capture, cosmology, particle accelerators, and satellite data. Dr. Agarwal earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Her MS and PhD are from University of California, Santa Barbara in Computer Engineering. Dr. Agarwal’s career has taken her around the world including spending time consulting at the United Nations in Vienna, travel to India, travel to Japan and Taiwan, and a year working in Rennes, France on sabbatical at Inria. Dr. Agarwal is committed to increasing diversity of computing and is involved in organizing mentoring programs to help underrepresented groups succeed. Her hobbies include night photography, sailboat racing, kayaking, swimming, crossword puzzles, and gardening.