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Carina Lansing

Software Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Carina is a senior software architect in the Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Carina has been at PNNL for the past eight years, specializing in Enterprise Java (J2EE) software architecture and design. With prior experience in chemical engineering, she is able to help domain scientists achieve their software development goals. One of Carina’s principal strengths is assimilating new technologies. She uses this skill to better compare/contrast options when making architectural decisions, to better design integration architectures, to reduce redundant software, and to improve quality and productivity.

Currently, Carina is the PNNL lead architect for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Biodefense Knowledge Center (BKC) project. The project involves the development of an extensible analytical software environment for integrating suites of domain-specific analysis tools and heterogeneous data sources. This software has attracted interest from several organizations within the intelligence community resulting in five pilot deployments and ongoing discussions for several additional opportunities within the last year.

Research Interests

  • Enterprise applications and distributed architectures
  • Software design patterns and architectural frameworks
  • Enterprise content management and process automation

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Computer Science, Washington State University, 2000, summa cum laude.
  • Course work in Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 1990 - 1993, 3.8 GPA

PNNL Publications


  • Lansing C.S., M.S. Levin, C. Sivaraman, R. Fao, and F. Driscoll. 2021. "Tsdat: An Open-Source Data Standardization Framework for Marine Energy and Beyond." In OCEANS 2021, September 20-23, San Diego, CA, 1-6. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-164526. doi:10.23919/OCEANS44145.2021.9706101
  • Ruehl K., M.B. Topper, M. Faltas, C. Sivaraman, C.S. Lansing, J. Weers, and F. Driscoll. 2021. "Introducing PRIMRE’s MRE Software Knowledge Hub." In Proceedings the 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2021), September 5-9, 2021, Virtual, Online, 2178-1 - 2178-9. Plymouth:European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series. PNNL-SA-166441.


  • Agarwal D.A., B. Faybishenko, V.L. Freedman, H. Krishnan, G. Kushner, C.S. Lansing, and E.A. Porter, et al. 2016. "A Science Data Gateway for Environmental Management." In CONCURRENCY AND COMPUTATION: PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE:, edited by G.C. Fox and D.W. Walker, 28, 1994-2204. Hoboken, New Jersey:John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. PNNL-SA-114049. doi:10.1002/cpe.3697


  • Freedman V.L., C.S. Lansing, E.A. Porter, K.L. Schuchardt, Z.C. Guillen, C. Sivaramakrishnan, and I. Gorton. 2015. "A Collaborative Extensible User Environment for Simulation and Knowledge Management." In International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015) June 1-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, 280-286. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-108103. doi:10.1109/CTS.2015.7210435
  • Scott M.J., D.S. Daly, J.E. Hathaway, C.S. Lansing, Y. Liu, H.C. McJeon, and R.H. Moss, et al. 2015. "Calculating Impacts of Energy Standards on Energy Demand in U.S. Buildings with Uncertainty in an Integrated Assessment Model." Energy 90, no. Part 2:1682-1694. PNNL-SA-102017. doi:10.1016/
  • Thomas M., K. Kleese van Dam, M.J. Marshall, A.P. Kuprat, J.P. Carson, C.S. Lansing, and Z.C. Guillen, et al. 2015. "Towards adaptive, streaming analysis of x-ray tomography data." Synchrotron Radiation News 28, no. 2:10-14. PNNL-SA-107653. doi:10.1080/08940886.2015.1013414


  • Kleese van Dam K., C.S. Lansing, T.O. Elsethagen, J.E. Hathaway, Z.C. Guillen, J.A. Dirks, and D.C. Skorski, et al. 2014. "Nationwide Buildings Energy Research enabled through an integrated Data Intensive Scientific Workflow and Advanced Analysis Environment." Building Simulation 7, no. 4:335-343. PNNL-SA-95829. doi:10.1007/s12273-014-0171-x


  • Gorton I., Y. Liu, C.S. Lansing, T.O. Elsethagen, and K. Kleese van Dam. 2013. "Build Less Code, Deliver More Science: An Experience Report on Composing Scientific Environments using Component-based and Commodity Software Platforms." In Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE 2013), June 17-21, 2013, Vancouver, Canada, 159-168. New York, New York:ACM. PNNL-SA-94925.


  • Gorton I., C. Sivaramakrishnan, G.D. Black, S.K. White, S. Purohit, C.S. Lansing, and M.C. Madison, et al. 2012. "Velo: A Knowledge Management Framework for Modeling and Simulation." Computing in Science & Engineering 14, no. 2:12-23. PNNL-SA-81912. doi:10.1109/MCSE.2011.116
  • Schuchardt K.L., D.A. Agarwal, S.A. Finsterle, C.W. Gable, I. Gorton, L.J. Gosink, and E. Keating, et al. 2012. "AKUNA - INTEGRATED TOOLSETS SUPPORTING ADVANCED SUBSURFACE FLOW AND TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS FOR ENVIRONMETAL MANAGEMENT." In International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2012), June 17-22, 2012, Champaign, IL. Washington, District Of Columbia:US Department of Energy, Office of Science. PNNL-SA-86251.


  • Lansing C.S., Y. Liu, J. Yin, A.L. Corrigan, Z.C. Guillen, K. Kleese van Dam, and I. Gorton. 2011. "Designing the Cloud-based DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase." In IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing Workshops and Phd Forum (IPDPSW 2011), May 16-20, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska, 1062 - 1071. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-77086. doi:10.1109/IPDPS.2011.261


  • Gdanitz J., G.D. Black, C.S. Lansing, B.J. Palmer, and E.F. Schuchart. 2005. "Registering the Amica Electronic Structure Code in the Extensible Computational Chemistry Environment." Journal of Computational Chemistry 26, no. 3:214-225. PNNL-SA-42203.
  • Myers J.D., T.C. Allison, S.J. Bittner, B.T. Didier, M. Frenklach, W.H. Green, and Y. Ho, et al. 2005. "A Collaborative Informatics Infrastructure for Multi-scale Science." Cluster Computing 8, no. 4:243-253. PNNL-SA-48067.


  • Chin G., and C.S. Lansing. 2004. "Capturing and Supporting Contexts for Scientific Data Sharing via the Biological Sciences Collaboratory." In Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 409-418. New York, New York:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). PNNL-SA-42054.
  • Chin G., and C.S. Lansing. 2004. "The Biological Sciences Collaboratory." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences, METMBS '04, June 21-24, 2004, Las Vegas, USA, 91-97. Bogart, Georgia:CSREA Press. PNNL-SA-41496.
  • Myers J.D., T.C. Allison, S. Bittner, B.T. Didier, M. Frenklach, W.H. Green, and Y. Ho, et al. 2004. "A Collaborative Informatics Infrastructure for Multi-scale Science." In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments. CLADE 2004, Honolulu Hawaii, 24-33. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. PNNL-SA-40934.


  • Myers J.D., C.M. Pancerella, C.S. Lansing, K.L. Schuchardt, and B.T. Didier. 2003. "Multi-scale Science: Supporting Emerging Practice with Semantically Derived Provenance." In Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Searching and Retrieving Scientific Data, edited by Ashish, N., Goble, C. Aachen:Sun SITE Central Europe (CEUR). PNNL-SA-39195. Multi-scale Science: Supporting Emerging Practice with Semantically Derived Provenance
  • Pancerella C.M., J. Hewson, W.S. Koegler, D. Leahy, M. Lee, L. Rahn, and C. Yang, et al. 2003. "Metadata in the Collaboratory for Multi-Scale Chemical Science." In DC-2003: Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice - Metadata Research & Applications, Article No. 13. Dublin, Ohio:Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). PNNL-SA-39194.

Selected Publications


  • K Zhang, C Susiene, M Garry, MG Norman, and CM Velicer. 1996. "Comparison of Similarities and Differences Among Risk Assessment and Risk-Based Cleanup Goals Guidances." Proceedings of the 1996 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. 


  • Velicer CM, M Norman, and C Susiene. 1995. "Risk-Based Corrective Action for Chemical Release Sites." Proceedings of the 1995 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting.


  • Johnson DA, C Susiene, and K Johnson. 1994. "Sensitivity Analysis of Screening-Level Vapor Intrusion Models for Residential Basements Overlying Contaminated Groundwater." Proceedings of the 1994 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting.

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