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CERN School of Computing 2006  21 August - 1 September 2006 in Helsinki, Finland

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Participants to CSC 2006


The following people have been selected for the 2006 CERN School of Computing, as of 13 July 2006



lana.abadie <AT>

CERN, Geneva 



I am working on the design and implementation of the configuration database for LHCb. The configuration DB contains information about electronics parameters which depend on the running mode, the connectivity between devices and inventory. It is an Oracle DB and the DB interface is based on OCI.



maria.alandes.pradillo <AT>

CERN, Geneva 



Since July 2005 I am a Research Fellow at CERN. I am currently part of the Integration, test and releases section of the IT-GD group at CERN. I am currently involved in the testing activities of grid components like VOMS and RGMA. I am working in the automation of grid components tests, execution of testsuites,  bug tracking and debugging. I work with SLC3, shell scripting and Python.



daniele.andreotti <AT>

INFN, Ferrara



Since 2000 I am involved on the BaBar experiment. I worked on data export tools for transferring MonteCarlo production from external sites to the main center at SLAC. Rigth now I manage a grid farm that belongs to the INFN-Grid project. I started to move the BaBar simulation production to the Grid, integrating the traditional tools used for production in BaBar with the features offered by the Grid infrastructure.

Good experience with Linux/Unix systems. Known programming languages: c, c++, Fortran, Perl, java.


Shilpee ARORA

shilpee.arora <AT>

University of Delhi  



Currently working as a system analyst in the CMS Grid project, my work includes accessing the grid and submitting jobs and helping in setting up the Tier3 Centre at Delhi University, India. I have also been involved in the simulation of the Double Sided Silicon Detectors. The purpose is to determine the parameters for device fabrication.  I am well versed with C, C++, Java, Javascript, HTML, SQL ; have working knowledge of PHP , My SQL , XML and have some experience with shell programming. I have worked with almost all versions of Windows OS (Win 95, 98, 2000, XP ) and am also familiar with Linux and Unix based systems.


Mohammed Danish AZMI

danish.azmi <AT>

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta 



I am a Research Student at Aligarh Muslim University (A.M.U.), Aligarh and working at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata for last three years in Muon Arm Project for Station 2 of Dimuon Spectrometer of ALICE. Currently I ma working on the Pt dependence of heavy quarkonia production and possibility of their secondary production in Dimuon Spectrometer of ALICE using the full simulation chain. Detail study of effect of Hijing and other backgrounds on the mass resolution of heavy quarkonia is also the topic of my current work. This whole study is being done with updated version of AliRoot.
GRID establishment at A.M.U. is one of my major responsibility. I, therefore, believe that GRID technology and Physics Computing will be very beneficial in my research career.



diane.berkovits <AT>

CERN, Geneva 



I currently work for the CERN Document Server as a software developer, mainly on two different parts: - the first one consists of developing new functionalities of the software: I've worked on the ranking process used by our library management software ; -the second part is about supporting the CERN installation of the software, especially the submission system.  The software I'm working on is written in Python and PHP. We usually use Linux based machines, but I am also familiar with Windows. During my studies I've also developed code in other popular programming languages like Java, Asp...



 havard.bjerke <AT>

CERN, Geneva 



I am currently working on applying virtualization in the GRID. I started working on virtualization as a Technical student in 2005, when I worked on porting the Xen virtualization platform to the Itanium computer architecture. Also, together with LCG, I tested the use of virtualization in the LCG testbed. Now I am continuing this work in developing methods for more flexibly manage execution environments in GRIDs by using virtual machines instead of native execution environments.  OS experience: Linux (SLC, RedHat, Debian, Gentoo), MS Windows.  Programming lang: C, Python, Java, PHP



marco.boccioli <AT>

CERN, Geneva 



Working for the Detector Control System in the ALICE experiment. The operative system is Windows NICE XP. Large scale SCADA development for integrating the detectors control systems using ETM PVSSII (C-like programming, Visual Basic-like interface designing). Device control development by means of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), using Schneider Electric Unity software (C-like programming). Development of accessory tools using Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Small analogical circuit design using PSpice Schematics.



jose.caballero <AT>

CERN, Geneve



I am a PhD student at CMS since 2003 and my main work has been to run the official Monte Carlo production in LCG. Not only I have run the simulation for several millions of events, but also I am carring out a complete analysis of the performance of the GRID which will be shown in a CMS Note and is being used in the new MC framework development. I have developed several software packages used in my group for the search for the SM Higgs boson in the H->4mu decay channel.  I work in Red Hat/Scientific Linux, coding in C++, python and bash. I also know Fortran, Java... I expect this School will be an excellent opportunity to complete my training.


Zhiling CHEN

zhiling.chen <AT>

CERN, Geneve



I am a PhD student of Institute for Particle Physics, ETH Zurich. My major work is to support and develop the computing and software environment for CMS experiment in our institute.  In last several months, I deployed the CMS software on our small Tier-3 testbed. Now I am working to upgrade our PC Cluster to a new LCG Tier-3 testbed.  Programming Languages: FORTRAN, C++, Java, HTML, Python, Basic ; Operating Systems: MS Windows, Linux.


Yaodong CHENG

yaodong.cheng <AT>

IHEP, Beijing



I am working on building LCG Tier-2 center for ATLAS and CMS at IHEP, especially researching on grid data management. I am also building GILDA Beijing site with other colleagues. To support our local BES-III experiment, I also attend the deployment of BES-III high performance computing environment, including mass storage system (CASTOR), network file system (AFS, NFS, PVFS, etc) and cluster computing system (PBS/Torque). I am very familiar with C/C++ programming on Linux. I can also use other programming languages, Java and several script languages, including Bash shell, Perl, Python.



sai.suman.cherukuwada <AT>

CERN, Geneve



I work with the LHCb Online Group at CERN as a Marie-Curie EST Fellow. I am currently designing and building a storage architecture for the Data Acquisition System. The objective is to provide reliable and scalable storage to a very large farm of servers at high throughput. My areas of interest are parallel computing, clustering, storage, and filesystems.I have worked in software development in the banking/finance area as well as in the high performance computing sector, and have programming experience in C, C++, Python, and Java. Although I have programmed in Windows as well, I remain a die-hard Linux fan.



marco.corvo <AT>

CERN, Geneva



Currently I'm supporting the CMS Virtual Organization for LCG operations. I'm in charge of installing CMS software on LCG sites and I'm one of the core developers of Crab, the python CMS tool which provides LCG submissions capability for distributed data analysis. I'm currently programming in Perl and Python using Linux OSes.


Hans Hjersing DALSGAARD

hans.dalsgaard <AT>

CERN, Geneva



For my MSc thesis I work with the Forward Multiplicity Detector at ALICE at the LHC at CERN. The job to be done before the LHC starts taking data is to make the FMD able to reconstruct the charged particle multiplicity as correctly as possible. This involves both software and hardware development and I am mainly involved in the software part.  For my project I use ROOT, a C++ based framework, developed at CERN, running on a Debian GNU/Linux platform. I have a little experience with C and fortran as well. Finally I am quite familiar with Microsoft Windows (XP professional) and some of the MS Office programs.


Marius DAN

dan <AT>

The West University of Timisoara Romania


I am a doctorate student at the Physics Faculty of the West University of Timisoara. For my thesis I investigate the triple Higgs coupling in photon photon collisions at a possible Photon Collider associated with the ILC (International Linear Collider), working within the group of Conf. Dr. Aura Rosca.  In addition I administrate the Linux PC farm of our faculty, which consists of 30 CPUs and on which is running a Grid Engine batch system for job processing, installed by me.  Apart of my work I have teaching responsibilities which include: Algorithms and programming, Numerical methods in physics, Modeling and simulation. I have very good knowledge of C and C++ programming languages, as well as Maple and Mathematica.


Emmanuel DELAGE

delage <AT>

IN2P3, Clermont Ferrand



I develop applications for LHCb in the Corpuscular Physics Laboratory (LPC) at Clermont-Ferrand. I am mainly involved with two electronic boards, Preshower Front-End and L0 Decision Unit (PVSS,DIM). Moreover, I create a data base for LHCb at LPC (ORACLE,PHP)
Creation and development of the User Interface to send jobs on a grid (AUVERGRID 12 nodes) using PHP/SSH2 and MySql.



ndias <AT>

LIP, Lisboa



I am a system administrator at LIP. I am responsible for the administration of LIPCA (LIP Certification Authority), I contribute as Ticket Processing Manager (TPM) for the Global Grid User Support (GGUS), support in deployment of grid machines at LIP and installation and configuration of machines and services for LIP operations (Mail, DNS, HTTP, etc ...).  I work mainly with unix systems (Linux, Digital Unix, FreeBSD, Solaris) but I'm familiar with Windows operating systems.  My skill's in programming language are, shell, Perl, Basic, Pascal, C and C++.



guillermo.sancho <AT>

CERN, Geneva



Since 2004 I have been working at CERN deploying and integrating the different Grid LCG and gLite services. Currently I am working in the ETICS project (eInfrastructure for Testing, Integration and Configuration of Software) as a software developer. In addition I have to maintain some of the gLite deployment modules. I am familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems and C, C++, Java and Python programming languages.



chris.dixon <AT>

CERN, Geneva



Software Engineer working for IT-AIS on the HRT application supporting CERN human resource management and the CET application supporting CERN financial management
Experience of Windows and Linux operating systems and C, Java, JavaScript, Perl and shell programming languages


Vladimir FEKETE

fekete <AT>

Comenius University, Bratislava



Currently I'm working on calorimetry for ATLAS experiment (extending ATLAS offline analysis framework ATHENA with new algorithms).  In the frames of my diploma work I developed a new method for cluster tagging in ATLAS calorimeters.  This tool is used to analyze the topological parameters of cluster, such as its length, position with respect to impact point, energy density and distribution within cluster. The algorithm decides whether the cluster has an electromagnetic or hadronic origin, which is a very important input for the physics analysis.  In summer 2005 I worked as a summer student for the ALICE experiment. I designed, developed and tested a mechanism for data exchange between the detector controls system and offline. This tool was adopted in the present production system and I will contribute to its further developments. I was accepted as a PhD. student in the ALICE group at the Comenius University. I have expert knowledge of Linux and Microsoft Windows, C, C++, Ruby and Python.



sfoulkes <AT>




I am currently working on the Beam Position Monitor upgrade in the Main Injector at Fermilab. I helped to develop the DAQ software, which is written in C++ and runs on a PPC single board computer with VxWorks. I also developed a set of python scripts that parses and validates the output of the BPM DAQ to aid in the commissioning of the system. I am familiar with the C, C++, FORTRAN, Python, Perl and Shell programming languages. I am also familiar with the follow operating systems: VxWorks, Linux and Windows.


Leandro FRANCO

lfranco <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am a Marie Curie Fellow working at CERN for the PH/SFT group. I am involved with the PROOF project, which is a component of the ROOT framework that tries to process and analyze large amounts of data in parallel. At the moment, I am working on efficient mechanisms for intelligent Read Ahead and Caching strategies of remote data.  I use GNU/Linux as my working environment and C/C++ are my preferred languages.



hegbi <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I work in ATLAS Trigger & Data Acquisition subsystem. I am working in code development: in a "tools" and "offline testing" package. The objective of this package is to run and debug parallel software, such as ATLAS-TDAQ in large clusters. And I also work for the TDAQ Sysadmin group, in firewall security, proxies, windows services, and development of custom tools to integrate with IT databases and services. I am familiar with all flavours of Linux, sun-os, free-bsd, Macintosh and windows.  I am also  familiar with c, c++, java, Perl, python, bash, csh and lisp (and also SQL).



manuel.giffels <AT>

RWTH, Aachen



For my PhD thesis and as a member of the CMS collaboration at the LHC, I am studying lepton flavour violating decays using modern software packages and grid tools. I am also lively involved in the deployment of our Tier 2 grid computing site in Aachen.  I have a good knowledge of C/C++, ROOT and the C++ application framework QT. I am fairly familiar with shell scripts and I have a basic knowledge of Perl and MySQL. Furthermore I have a good knowledge of Linux and several Windows OS versions.



israel.goitom <AT>

Brunel University, Uxbridge

United Kingdom


I am a second year PhD student at Brunel University. My thesis is on developing automated Data Quality Monitoring software for the CMS Tracker. I am currently working at CERN on the CMS experiment. My work involves the integration of the CMS Tracker Reconstruction software with the Data Acquisition software to produce monitoring histograms. These histograms will be used to analyse the quality of the reconstructed tracks. This software will be used in the forthcoming major cosmic/magnet test of the tracker.  I am familiar with C++, Pascal and assembly programming languages on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.



xag <AT>

CERN, Geneva



My current project consists in automating gLite (EGEE Grid Middleware) configuration and deployment. I'm doing this as an instance of my mission as an HP - CERN openlab Fellow to finding applications to an HP open source technology (Smartfrog) in the context of LCG (ETICS and EGEE.) I am fluent in Java and Matlab. I have working knowledge on XML and commonly use XML tools (Ant). I used to be fluent in C, C++, MySQL, Maple, Caml.  I work on Windows and Linux, and used to work also on Unix.


Oystein Senneset HAALAND


CERN, Geneva



My work include supervision, maintenance and planning of the HLT cluster under the ALICE project at CERN. I'm kind of a contact person for HLT here at CERN, taking care of practical issues regarding the cluster. Given enough time, I will hopefully be doing some programming as well. I am primarily a Linux user, but are also familiar with the OS'es from Microsoft. I know java from my studies at the university, python and bash from hobby use, and I also has some knowledge about C and C++.



dirk.hufnagel <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I started working in April of 2006 as a Fellow at CERN in the PH-CMC (CMS computing group). Currently I work on the CMS MC system, but I will probably also work on the CMS Tier 0 in one form or another. I have experiences with Linux, Windows, Solaris and Tru64 (was assistant admin for our University group). I also worked with vxWorks on PowerPC. I have programmed in C++, C and Java on Solaris, Windows, Linux and vxWorks. I also did some shell and Perl programming (not very extensive).



michal.husejko <AT>

LIP, Lisboa



I am presently working as a Research Fellow in LIP group at CERN. I'm responsible for design and verification of the Data Concentrator Card for Data Acquisition System for ECAL/CMS experiment. In the ECAL experiment, The DCC is responsible for reading out the detector data and for applying data reduction algorithms. I am familiar with Linux and Windows XP operating systems; I have experience with UNIX shell under windows (Cygwin) too. I know various software and hardware description languages, just to mention: C/C++ - I use it to write simulation models for design which will be then implemented in electronics devices. TCL/Tk - I use this scripting language as a simple tool to analyze post-simulation data and present them to the user. VHDL\Verilog - I use these hardware description languages to program electronics devices.


Rogerio Luiz IOPE

rliope <AT>

University of Sao Paolo



Since graduation, I’ve been a member of the technical staff of the 'Universidade de Sao Paulo' (USP), working as system and network administrator with the teams responsible for planning, installation and administration of the main computer and network resources of the whole University campus. Early in 2005 I started working as an IT specialist for the Sao Paulo Regional Analysis Center (SPRACE), under the leadership of Professor Sergio Novaes. SPRACE was established in 2004 by leading Brazilian high-energy physicists, members of the D0 and CMS Collaborations. Since March 2004 the Sao Paulo Regional Analysis Center is contributing to Monte Carlo production and event reprocessing for Fermilab’s D0 Collaboration. In August 2005 the Center also joined the Open Science Grid (OSG).  SPRACE next steps include the engagement in the LHC Computing Grid initiative in order to be prepared for the start of CMS operation in the middle of 2007. I am also conducting a Ph.D. research program at the Computer Engineering group of USP. My research is focused on the problem of enabling end user applications to efficiently control and coordinate shared computational resources in Grid systems, including network optical paths as schedulable resources.



anivanov <AT>

CERN, Geneva



My current interests are in the field of investigation of long-range correlation phenomena as manifestation of possible color string fusion effects in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. Implementation of this ideas in the detailed Monte-Carlo simulations of heavy-ion collisions will provide a nice tool for theoretical analyses and experimental search of new physics. A power of distributed calculations is a key force to provide a really detailed description of physics.  Currently I have some experience in distributed calculation with local (PBS) batch system and with NORDUGRID project. OS: Windows - system administrator / Linux - experienced user ; Programming languages: C++, C#, VB.Net - familiar  Pascal , Shell - goodFortran - reading.



jani <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am currently a doctoral student working in PROOF (Parallel ROOT Facility) project at CERN. ROOT is an Object Oriented analysis framework written in C++. PROOF enables interactive, parallel analysis of distributed data sets using standard ROOT interface. Analysis is managed in a multi-tier architecture that optimizes I/O and CPU utilization in heterogeneous clusters with distributed storage. My main task is SCHEDULING and LOAD BALANCING in PROOF. My work concentrates around designing and implementing the Scheduler for PROOF. I have also worked on a parallel MPI application for the EU-CROSSGRID project.



jan.janke <AT>

CERN, Geneva



As a member of the AIS-MDS team in CERN's IT department I am responsible for the development, maintenance and user support of the applications HRT (Human Resources Toolkit), CET (CERN Expenditure Tracking) and HRT/CET Information Centre. All applications maintained by the team are reporting tools based on data gathered nightly from the human resources and financial applications used at CERN. The programming languages I know are C/C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, (X)HTML, XSLT, XSL:FO, SQL etc. I have been working with all kind of Windows operating systems (W95/98, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 Server) as well as with Linux and Unix based systems (mainly Solaris).



darius <AT>

Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius


For my Ph.D. thesis I am working on phenomenological topological baryon model. I have performed a complete canonical quantization of the SU(3) Skyrme model in the collective coordinate formalism in arbitrary irreducible representations. The model differs qualitatively in different representations and formally can be interpreted as separate models. I work with Windows and Linux operating systems whereas for calculations I use Mathematica functional programming, FORTRAN and C++ programming languages.   Now I am working on the calculations of SO(3) group insertion to SU(3) manifold in Skyrme model. Since beginning of 2006 I started to participate in Baltic Grid project in HEP activity. I plan to collaborate with others Grid groups to do some simulation and data analysis of CMS experiment.


Ryszard JURGA

ryszard.jurga  <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I  work in openlab in the IT Department. Currently I am involved in the performance monitoring of CPUs, the profiling of Atlas and LHCb simulations as well as Atlas reconstruction jobs and Geant4 libraries. I am also responsible for the maintenance of openlab web pages and other activities related to openlab. OS experience : Linux(RedHat,FreeBSD),Windows 9x/2k/XP. Programming lang: C/C++, Java, Delphi, PHP, SQL, BASH, VHDL, Assembler, Matlab.



kaitanie <AT>

Institute of Physics, Helsinki



I am a particle physics student at the University of Helsinki and I will complete my master's thesis during the fall of 2006. I have taken courses on experimental particle physics, nuclear physics, Monte Carlo methods and a physics seminar course. My seminar talks include Geant4 simulation toolkit topics. I also have wide experience on the field of computing and working knowledge with different Unix operating systems, especially Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. My programming skills include C, C++, Java, Perl, Python and shell scripting. Last summer I was working at CERN as a summer student on the payroll of the Helsinki Institute of Physics. My work involved development and testing of the Bertini hadronic cascade model of Geant4. In the fall of 2005 I participated in the making of a poster on the "Bragg peak studies using the Geant4 Bertini cascade" which was presented in the 10th Geant4 User Conference and Collaboration workshop. I have also attended the 2nd Finnish Geant4 Workshop in the June of 2005.  I am also a member of the local organizing committee of the CERN School of Computing 2006.



akalinow <AT>

Warsaw University



Currently I am writing a Ph.D. thesis on the search for the heavy, neutral, supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the CMS detector at the LHC. I am also contributing to the CMS object oriented simulation and reconstruction software. During my work I extensively use the GRID for analysing the Monte Carlo data stored in different locations like FNAL, USA or PIC, Spain. I am familiar with Linux and Windows operating systems. I have good knowledge of the C++ programming language, and basic of the Fortran language.  I have some experience with the shell programming.



sihemk <AT>

Mentouri University, Constantine



I am a PhD student, working on Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays. I am studying simulation of air showers from higher dimensional black holes decay. I am also interested on the propagation of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays in the Universe. I am using simulation programs as Aires and Pythia. Operating systems :Windows, Linux  ; Programming languages : Fortran, C++.



juha.kalliopuska <AT>

Institute of Physics, Helsinki



I am currently working with characterization and designing of semiconductor radiation detectors using 3D-TCAD simulations. The work includes electrical and transient characterization, such as IV- and CV-plots and charge collection efficiency and charge sharing between neighboring pixels. Recently, I have been intensively working with novel 3D-detector structures that provide better radiation hardness and faster charge collection properties than the currently used strip (2D) detectors. In addition, I have been working in designing edgeless (edge active) detectors for the TOTEM and FP420 experiment at CERN.  Next step in my research activity will be implementing GEANT4-simulator into a TCAD device simulator. The simulation results could be directly compared with the experimental results obtained from the beam tests at CERN.  I am familiar with UNIX and WINDOWS operating systems and FORTRAN, C++, and JAVA programming languages.



ani <AT>

University of Debrecen



I am working in the muon calibration group of CMS of the University of Debrecen. We have made the fork and camera calibration for the muon chambers. In my diploma work I have planned the camera calibration bench with the COCOA simulation software. I have used C,C++ and Java to the analysis. Now I'm working on the muon drift velocity measurement software, and I write a LabView program to the analysis. Next year I'm going to work in a group, searching for SUSY particles in CMS. I know Linux and Windows, I use both operating systems.



georgia.karapostoli <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am a Doctoral Student at CERN and work for the CMS experiment since January 2005. My current work consists in testing and developing a large scale Grid-based data analysis prototype in the context of a physics usecase analysis. This is done using the existing framework and software applications of CMS. As an end user i develop a prototype to run a physics analysis job and process a large amount of data over the available Grid sites.
I participate in the project of CMS Remote Analysis Builder, CRAB, which is aimed to give access to CMS analysis to all data produced and available on the world-wide sites using GRID (LHC Computing Grid, LCG) middleware. I am responsible for putting the fast detector simulation and reconstruction CMS software tool (FAMOS) within CRAB's functionality. For this, i use python programming language.  A beyond the Standard Model signal is chosen to carry out the physics analysis part of my PhD thesis, which aims in sparticle mass reconstruction within the mSUGRA framework of supersymmetry. The programming language required is C++ which i am familiar with over 3 years. The operating system i am working on is Linux in which i have a working experience for 5 years. I also have a good knowledge of Windows operating system.


Anastasios KOIMAS

koimas <AT>

N.C.S.R. "Demokritos", Agia Paraskevi



I am currently working on the building of the Global Trigger Processor Simulator of the CMS experiment which is based on the FPGA technology. My work also involves analysis for discovery in point LM8 of the mSUGRA model with the use of CMS software like CMKIN, OSCAR, ORCA; in the area of result analysis, I use the ROOT framework. I am familiar with Windows and Linux (SLC3), as well as, with C and C++.



danil.korchagrin <AT>

Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna



Renovation of the beam real-time instrumentation for intensity and position measurements for CPS complex (accelerators: LINAC2, LINAC3, PSB, PS) & development of the beam real-time instrumentation for position measurements for LEIR using Front-End Software Architecture; providing the software necessary to develop, test, diagnose and maintain the different instruments produced by the Group including the Real Time Front End Software for the instruments including the remote control communication interface, the Expert Graphical User Interfaces [GUI] for the instruments.  OS: Win2003, WinXP, Win2000, WinNT, Win9x, DOS, Unix, HP-UX, Linux, LynxOS. Programming languages: C/C++/C# (MFC, DB, COM, MPI, POSIX.4), Java, Pascal, Basic, Assembler.



kalman.kovari <AT>




I am a site administrator of the EGEE sites BUDAPEST and ELTE, being as well the Security Officer. My responsibilities include: maintenance of the sites (hw, sw, middleware), VO support for the HunGrid VO, operative responsibilities, user support, activity in GSVG (Grid Security Vulnerability Group). Known OSs: Linux (RH, SLC, Debian, Gentoo, ...), Win**, BSD (Net, Free), basic VMS. Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Delphi, Perl, PHP, Python, Bash.



anna.krechtchouk <AT>

Institute for Nuclear Research

Russian Academy of Science, Moscow



Since January 2005 I've been working for the ROOT project in the PH-SFT group in CERN, where I currently have a Project Associate contract. ROOT is divided into several work packages, and I mostly work for the one called MATH. The primary goal of this project is to select, package and support a validated and well-documented set of mathematical and statistical libraries. The programming languages I'm using are C/C++ under Linux and Windows, and I also have some experience with VB, Fortran and R.


Snezana KRSTIC

snezana <AT>

University of Belgrade

Serbia and Montenegro


I am teaching assistant of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling & Process Simulation at Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Belgrade). My research is related to the application of IT in chemical and environmental engineering (modeling, simulation, optimization, data-base developments, expert systems...); also issues related to Internet governance with particular emphasis on the Research and Education; as well as research related to improvement of efficiency of distance and e-learning (including technical, pedagogical and social aspects). Operating systems: Windows, also some experience in Linux. Programming languages: Prolog, Fortran, Pascal, Basic, Clipper, some experience also in Visual Basic and C++.



fabian.lambert <AT>

LPSC Grenoble



I am currently working for ATLAS experiment.  I am one of the developer of Tag Collector, a web-based tool for the management of the ATLAS offline software packages and releases.  I am also working on AMI, a java based framework to manage distributed and heterogeneous databases. I work with windows and a little bit with Linux, I started to have a look to grid technology such as VOMS, grid-proxy etc... I use mainly JAVA as programming language associated with XML and XSLT techniques in order to develop web applications. I am interested in learning grid techniques at this computing school because I will surely need it in a next future. My team want to adapt and to develop applications that are grid-compliant.



alfio.lazzaro <AT>

INFN, Milano



I am a PhD student in University of Milano (this my last year), department of Physics, and I'm working in Babar experiment. My work is in the data analysis. In particular I study the charm less decays of B meson in final states contain an eta or eta' mesons. My PhD thesis is on TD dependent measurement of eta'K0. This measurement is particularly interesting for possible contribution from New Physics. For all these studies I developed a program for fitting (maximum likelihood fits) in C++ language on Linux/UNIX platform. This program, called MiFit, uses ROOT and RooFit classes. In all BaBar Milano analyses we uses MiFit and also other groups in BaBar collaboration have tried to use the program. I work on Linux/UNIX and Windows operating systems and I know C and C++ languages.



daniellg <AT>

University of Extremadura, Merida



I am a PhD student from the University of León, but developing it at University of Extremadura. My research is about Genetic Programming algorithms. At the moment I am working with GP algorithms in the field of Parallel Computing. I am the administrator of the GNU/Linux servers, and also I am learning how to maintenance one Rocks Red Hat Cluster. I work with these Operative Systems (in order of importance): GNU/Linux (Debian) and MS Windows. Programming Languages are (in order of+importance): Python, Delphi, C, C++.



teppo.maenpaa <AT>

Institute of Physics, Helsinki



I am currently commissioning the Finnish Cosmic Rack (FinnCRack), a position sensitive device detecting cosmic particle tracks using standard CMS TOB hardware and software. Most significant source of workload is currently caused by online software, but this will probably shift towards analysis in the future. I have good knowledge about Linux. I have also used most of ENEA's real time OS's in daily work, and some lower level embedded OS's. I have good understanding of C and several assembler dialects. I can also program C++, Bash and Postscript and have basic skills in Java, Lisp, VHDL, TTCN and others.


Gregor MAIR

gregor. mair <AT>

CERN, Geneva



Currently, as part of my PhD studies at CERN, I'm working on a fair-share scheduling system for the Grid-based ATLAS production system.  In parallel, I maintain and develop a Java-based GUI to support distributed analysis activities for the ATLAS experiment. I am familiar with the programming languages Python, Java, C/C++, C#, Assembler and Pascal, and have been using standard SQL for communication with Oracle, MySQL and Postgres databases. At work I'm using Scientific Linux as my OS, and I'm acquainted with shell programming. At home and during my studies I use Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP.



hugo <AT>

Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco



I am a PhD student in University of Aveiro, Portugal and my area of expertise is computer security. At present I am working in a new security architecture for protecting LAN interactions, this architecture uses the 802.1X access control mechanisms and is supported by a Key Distribution Center (KDC) build upon an 802.1X Authentication Server. In the past I have been involved in security projects related with various topics such as security auditing, electronic certification, wireless security and operating systems vulnerabilities. I am also a lecturer and a consultant in computer security topics.  I also like physics; this seems a very nice opportunity to join computer science with physics :) Familiar with Pascal, C/C++ and C#.



mercado <AT>

Universitaet Heidelberg



I am currently working as graduate student in the Physics Institute of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. My doctoral thesis is on the ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC. It has three aspects: the detector control system (DCS), the development of a system for the testing and quality assurance of the complete detector read-out electronics (custom ASICs bonded to multichip modules mounted via ball grid arrays on so-called read-out boards) and finally the development a jet level-1 trigger with the ALICE TRD. The Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) is one of the largest detector systems in the ALICE experiment. It consists of 540 gas detectors (total area about 750 square meters) and 1.2 million electronics read-out channels (all custom developed electronics). The main topic in my work involves the control and configuration of the entire TRD detector (low voltage system, high voltage system, gas system, configuration of the read-out electronics, monitoring of the operation, temperature and cooling), the so-called DCS system, which in a way is the heart of the running detector during its operation. O S: Unix-based, Windows. Programming Languages: C, C++ (fair), Java, HTML, Assembler.



mirjalis <AT>

University of Lugano



Currently I have finished my masters in embedded systems design and I am ready for PhD. I am highly interested in security specially security of embedded systems. I have adequate knowledge of Windows operating systems for workstations such as Windows XP and for servers (Windows NT/2000) and Linux and real-time OS like vxWorks. The programming languages/programming environment which I have used are Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++, SQL, VBScript, HTML, ASP, Linux Shell Script, Pascal, Assembly.




lucia.moreno.lopez <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am currently working as a java application server manager maintaining the J2EE Public Service which is a service that provides java web hosting to CERN users. My tasks include the development, operation and maintenance of the service. I am also part of the Oracle user support  at CERN and I am responsible of administrating databases for the EGEE European project. I am working with Windows and Linux and I am familiarized with programming languages such as java, struts and webwork (MVC framework), php, asp, etc.





mussini <AT>

INFN, Bologna



I am currently working in CDF II experiment at Fermilab.  I am studying the production of strange neutral particles K-short and Lambda0 in Minimum Bias data; I'm also involved in the production and ntuple-reduction on Run2 data. I have a good knowledge of: OS: Unix/Linux and Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP OS.  Programming languages: Pascal, FORTRAN, C/C++, Java Scripting and markup: HTML, AMP (Apache-MySql-PHP), TikiWiki, JavaScript Analysis and simulation tools: PAW, ROOT, Geant4.


Hector NAVES

hector.naves <AT>

Universidad de Oviedo


I am currently working on my PhD at the Physics Department of University of Oviedo in Spain and in the CMS experiment developing part of the generator interface on the CMSSW framework.  This involves call legacy FORTRAN generators from the new object oriented (C++) framework, and make the output translation from HEPEVT ntuples to HepMC root files. I am familiar with the C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Python, LISP, and shell scripting programming languages, and with the following Operating Systems: GNU/Linux (different archs. and flavors: RedHat-like, SuSE, debian, LFS), Mac OS X (both ppc/x86), Solaris (x86), BeOS, Windows (95, 98, 2000, XP, 2003 Server), NetBSD.  I am also administering an heterogeneous cluster composed by 40 quad (dual core) Opteron machines and 50 dual Xeon EMT64 machines, with CMS and LCG software installed on it. This cluster will be integrated on a TIER 2 center.


Cigdem OZKAN

e145236 <AT>

Middle East Technical University, Ankara



I am currently a member of the CMS collaboration with the METU-CMS group. I am studying simulations of Higgs Boson production in the Vector Boson Fusion channel, at CMS. I am the web administrator of the METU High Energy Physics Group. We have an established grid accessible local batch cluster (production farm). Hence a training about the grid technologies is of high relevance and importance to me and my group. I am experienced in Scheme, JAVA, C++, Root, PAW, Pythia, HDecay, CompHEP, CMKIN, FAMOS, Maple. I have programmed in Windows, Linux and UNIX environments. I am also adept at using HTML, Lotus Smart Suite, Visual Studio .net, JADE, MS-Office (6+ years), Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee.



bpawluk <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I work for the COMPASS collaboration, where I belong to the Monte Carlo group. My present work is focused on the comparison of real and Monte Carlo data. The goal of this analysis is deeper and better understanding of the detector description. In parallel, I am responsible for the integration one of the new detector planes into the COMPASS DAQ and monitoring and reconstruction software. I am familiar with LINUX and Windows operating systems and with Fortran and C++ languages.



pennazzi <AT>

INFN, Firenze



I am part of the LHCb Collaboration. At the moment I am involved in a group studying the B mesons decay into 2 charged hadrons. Now I am working in the validation of the PID procedure using a sample of D mesons. I am familiar with FORTRAN programming language since the University and now I am learning some C++ (and root).



petrakou <AT>

N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"



I am a PhD student of "Demokritos" research center working for the CMS experiment. After studying supersymmetry in my MSc, my current task is probing the discovery potential of the Littlest Higgs model --namely its Top-like heavy quark decay channels-- in LHC.  I have used ROOT software for analysis, but am currently working with the GEANT4 packet. I'm using it for building of a simulation parallel to cosmic muon calibration of PreShower modules performed in our lab.  I am familiar with Linux and MS Windows OS and had programming experience with C++.



petrella <AT>

INFN, Ferrara



I am currently working in BaBar experiment at PEP-II. For the physical analysis I'm involved in, I make extensive use of C++, ROOT framework and RooFit tools. I'm also involved in the development of reconstruction software for the Instrumented Flux Return detector of BaBar and in the optimization of algorithms used for muon identification. I am familiar with Unix/Linux and Windows OS and I have good knowledge in C/C++, FORTRAN, Shell Scripting, PERL.



tina.rajakentta <AT>

Institut of Physics, Helsinki



I am a 4th year Physics student at the University of Helsinki, where I have been studying fast and I will start writing my Pro Gradu soon and aim to receive MSc degree before Christmas.  I have studied quantum mechanics as well as particle physics. Also my studies involve statistics and computational physics, where I have familiarized myself with Matlab, Maple, C and Fortran. I also have some experience in DAQ-systems including LabVIEW. I attended Geant4- seminar at Helsinki in summer 2005. I have already visited CERN and will go there again in June. Currently I am studying and starting research at University of Helsinki.



lramos <AT>

Agencia de Inovacao, Lisboa



Presently, I am working at IT department in PSS group. As part of the Physics Databases Services team, I'm working in the LCG Distributed Deployment of Databases project (3D). FroNtier is a data distribution technology that is based on read-only caching of database query results. A distributed hierarchy of independent cache servers (Squid) is placed between database clients and a (central) database server. The FroNTier package is used to encode the communication between database client and server into http requests. My present main task in this project is to develop benchmarking performance tests for Frontier/Squid.  Professional experience with Linux, MsWindows and Solaris. At CERN writing Python and C++ (Java and C are also used). Former professional experience includes Java, C#, PL/SQL, Shell Scripting, etc.



filimon.roukoutakis <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am currently a Marie Curie EST fellow at CERN PH-AID group (ALICE Data Acquisition). My present work involves the re engineering of a preexisting on-line data quality monitoring software tool, called MOOD and its extension of functionality to more detectors. It is a ROOT based application utilizing the monitoring API of the ALICE DAQ software to perform its function. The next phase of my work shall be the design and implementation of a software tool for automatic data quality monitoring. It will be an object-oriented application with a visual interface based on ROOT or Java and a back-end core written in C++ that will perform the comparison of physical parameters measured on-line with reference values stored in a database or defined interactively. This shall be part of my PhD in Particle Physics. I have a degree in Physics and M Sc in Physics and Elementary Particle Physics. My computer skills include programming experience in C++, Fortran, Pascal, Basic and working experience with Windows and Linux Operating Systems.



anita_1sharma <AT>

University of Jammu



Presently, I am compiling my PhD thesis work which involves data analysis of CERN based WA98 PMD(Photon Multiplicity Detector) Experiment using two different methodologies namely Erraticity Analysis technique and Entropy Measurement by making use of recently proposed Coincidence technique. I have a working knowledge of Windows XP, Linux (Redhat, Fedora) operating systems. For doing data analysis, I have used C++ language and ROOT Framework for graphics. I am also familiar to C and Fortran languages.


Andrew SMITH

a.smith <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am currently a Marie-Curie fellow attached to CERN working within the LHCb computing group. The DIRAC project is LHCb's Grid computing solution for distributed production and analysis of physics data. My research focuses on the data management issues posed by this architecture and integrating solution for these within the DIRAC framework. The DIRAC project is mostly implemented in Python but I also have a familiarity with C(++) and Java. I work on an SLC3 machine but also have used MacOS and windows machines.


Giovanni SPIEZA

giovanni.spiezia <AT>

University of Naples



I am working at CERN in AT/MTM/AS fro developing a new integrator board for magnetic flux measurements. the board has a programmable gain amplifier, a analog-to-digital converter, a DSP, a FPGA and a controller for the PXI bus. I use Labview, Labwindows, tools for FPGA developing, Visual C++ and Visual DSP++.



karolis <AT>

Institute of Theoretical and Astronomy




I am modeling relativistic heavy ion collisions with computational fluid dynamics. I am using 3+1 dimensional Hydrodynamical code (written in Fortran 77) to model dynamics of Quark-Gluon Plasma. To model phase transition from Quark-Gluon Plasma to hadronic state of matter the Freeze-Out code (written in Fortran 90) is used. It is based on relativistic kinetic equation, which describes non-equilibrium dynamics of the freeze-out process.
I am familiar with Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Fortran, Pascal.


Giovanni Francesco TASSIELLI

giovanni. tassielli <AT>

INFN, Lecce



I am working on the development of a technique to increase the resolution of a Drift Chamber. In particular I'm working on counting the number of every ionizations clusters produced by a particle crossing the chamber and measuring their drift times. This procedure was already successfully tested to have a good particles identification. The goal of this job is to project a Drift Chamber for the tracking system and a Muon Spectrometer for a future Linear Collider experiment.  I have a very good knowledge of Linux and Windows OS, C/C++ FORTRAN programming languages and also ROOT, PAW, GARFIELD tools for physics. 



guilia.taurelli <AT>

CERN, Geneva



In 2005 I was technical student in the AB-CO-FC (Accelerator and beam department, Controls group, Front-end and communication section). I had to develop software modules to control equipment devices used in VME crates. The programming language was c++ , the platform LynxOS (the real time flavor of Linux) and I had to use the AB-CO framework FESA (Front End Software architecture).  Since January I've been working in IT-FIO-FD in the Castor project, first as Technical student and after as staff. I have a good knowledge of C/C++ (in both Unix and Windows) and Python and a working knowledge of Java, html, Assembler, Perl -Tk, javascript and php.


Zhechka TOTEVA

zhechka.toteva <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am doing research on the data model of the CMS experiment. The aim is to propose an abstract modeling formalism to describe the raw and reconstructed data, and the mapping of the data formats to the individual levels of the data flow. The suggested model will be used to study possible optimizations that will enhance the data searching process over distributed data in a GRID environment.  OS: Linux, windows.  Programming languages: Java, C, C++, SQL, Perl (basic knowledge).  DBMS: SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle.



f.urmetzer <AT>

The Reading University

United Kingdom


I am currently defining my PhD studies with the topic "interfaces of grid and high performance computing systems". therefore I am working on developing a collaborative distributed screen recorder for frontend and usability testing.  I am working on Linux as well as Windows operating systems and program in Java.



per-olof.wallin <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am working on an application called Rosali. It is used for acquiring and working with data from beam instruments. Once the data has been acquired it can, for instance, be displayed graphically or be used for calculations in Mathematica. Additionally a user can implement his own routines depending on what he/she wants to do with the data. Rosali is written in Java. OS:Windows, Unix.   Programming languages: Java, C, PHP.



olga.voznyuk <AT>

CERN, Geneva


At the present time I am involved in creating Beam Diagnostics Instrumentation for the experiment REX-ISOLDE (Radioactive Experiment at ISOLDE (On-Line Isotope Mass Separator)) in CERN. The purpose of my work is providing a Real Time Front End Software controlling Beam Diagnostics Box. The task concerns front-end equipment software: control and synchronization of real-time data acquisitions (intensity of the beam, image acquisition), first level data treatment and control of settings (specified equipment settings and video).  My responsibilities also include graphical user interface for BI experts and accelerator operators. I'm familiar with following OS: Windows, Linux, LynxOS. I know C/C++, C#, x86 assembler, Pascal.



wenzel <AT>

University of Leipzig



My present PhD work is in the field of (Quantum) Monte Carlo simulations of topological defects in 3D scalar quantum-electrodynamics on a lattice. I investigate monopole and vortex-loop percolation in dependence on the external coupling constants in the theory. My second interest is in low-dimensional quantum magnets which I study with recently introduced Quantum Monte Carlo schemes like the Stochastic Series Expansion. There, I am especially interested in Quantum Phase Transitions. This work relies heavily on fast (MPI) parallel C and C++ code for simulation and a combination of Perl and Python scripting for post data manipulations. For data management purposes I use relational databases (MySQL) and SQL. Recently, I have implemented a 3-tier database frontend using Java (JDBC) and XML for accessing the database over the web.  On a separate university project, I have developed a Java-plugin for the Protege Ontologie project.  Lastly, I have some familiarity in Hardware design using VHDL. Platforms used: Linux, Unixes.



yamal <AT>

University of Jyvaskyla


I am doing my PhD thesis at the Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla. One part of my work is devoted to study of specific type of nuclear decay - collinear cluster tripartition of heavy and superheavy nuclei at various energies. I am also involved in the T0-group of the ALICE experiment . I took part in few test experiments of photomultipliers for T0-detector and made some data analysis for these experiments. In my work I use Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The analysis programmes I base mainly on C/C++ and Fortran programming languages. I also have some experience with Pascal programming language. To proceed with my scientific work I start to use the Root program.



francisco.yuste.garcia <AT>

CERN, Geneva



I am very familiar with Linux based technologies. I was co-responsible for the Guadalinex Linux distribution ( I  program in almost any modern computing language (Perl, Python, Java, C++, etc). Currently, I am working on securing CVS services at CERN. I am designing a mechanism to provide accurate access control to CVS projects. This is a need for CVS projects containing sensitive data. I plan to use a single  solution for the heterogeneous CERN CVS infrastructure. Such a solution  will be file system independent. It must work for all CVS access methods currently supported: Kerberos V4 & V5 as well as SSH. Its deployment must  be transparent for all CVS users.



azaroche <AT>

St. Petersburg State University



I am working with any GRID-system now: LCG, AliEN, NorduGrid, SUN-grid, Globus e t.c. My Operation System is Linux: SLC-3 (LCG, AliEN), SuSe-9 (NorduGrid), Fedora-Core 3 (NorduGrid), RedHad-9 (NorduGrid, globus-4). I worked with C++ , I am familiar with java, fortran. I can write on any script language : shell, Perl, matlab, grid-language (xrsl, jdl ) and etc.


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