Lavanya Ramakrishnan is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Her research interests are in software tools for computational and data-intensive science. Ramakrishnan has previously worked as a research staff member at Renaissance Computing Institute and MCNC in North Carolina. She has masters and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Indiana University and a bachelor degree in computer engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai. She joined LBL as an Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009.