Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 6-12
Registration - 100% Full



Ross Barnowski

I am a PhD student at University of California, Berkeley in the nuclear engineering department. My primary research is in nuclear instrumentation, specifically, I work on the development of systems for 3D gamma ray imaging. Our latest project, the Compact Compton Imager II (CCI-2 for short), is a cart-based mobile gamma ray imaging system. Recently, our team was successful in demonstrating the capability to create 3D gamma ray images mapped onto 3D scene models in real-time using... you guessed it, Python! The software for controlling the detector hardware, online data analysis, and the UI are all based on Pythonic tools and integration with other awesome open source projects like ROS ( Since I've had such great fun with python, I've also become interested in spreading the word! I've started a program in the nuclear engineering department to allow graduate students to share their python skills, tips, and tricks with other nuclear engineering students. We'll hopefully soon be integrating with other groups so we can share our scientific computing with python experience to even greater audiences. When not learning, teaching, or writing python, I enjoy biking and hiking around the bay area, snowboarding out in Tahoe, and the occasional game of pickup basketball :)


A Python Framework for 3D Gamma Ray Imaging

Thursday 10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. in Room 204