Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Scientific Software Engineering & Data Management (XSD-SDM)


Mission: The APS Scientific Software Engineering & Data Management group provides leadership and scientific software engineering expertise in the areas of data analysis, data management, high-performance computing, visualization, mobile applications, and workflow and orchestration applications in support of world-class photon sciences at the APS. The mission is realized by the application of the group’s core competencies in partnership with APS scientists and through collaborations with Laboratory and DOE resources, and the broader scientific community. Effort is aligned with facility priorities and is used in a transparent, flexible, and well-documented manner.

Vision: SDM believes it can uniquely enable great science (and x-ray synchrotron techniques) by creating great scientific and data management software. This is a key component in the creation of the beamlines of the future, and is critical to the success of the Upgrade. This can be achieved with a core software application portfolio in prioritized areas, well-formed collaborative teams of software engineers, computer scientists, algorithm developers, beamline staff, users, peer groups, and others, and cutting-edge software engineering skills.