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CERN School of Computing 2009 17 August-28 August 2009 - Göttingen, Germany







Lecturer Bios


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Students at CSC2009

The following people have attended the 2009 CERN School of Computing

Students  1-17 Students  18-33 Students  34-52 Students  53-69
From A to C From D to J From K to P From Q to Z


CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

Carlos Aguado Sanchez works for the CERNVM Project within the Applied Fellow Programme at CERN. Such project aims to develop and deploy a new portable analysis facility for the HEP community based on alternative solutions for software distribution (i.e. p4p file system over HTTP) and computing power usage (i.e. hardware virtualization). Specifically, his role within such project is to contribute to design and maintain the service infrastructure focused on two main aspects: horizontal scalability, efficient distribution model and perceived QoS. He is Telecommunications Engineer from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

Arshad AHMAD

Aligarh Muslim University - India

I am currently working on the dimuon part of the high level trigger of ALICE. I have also done performance studies of the second station of the Forward dimuon spectrometer of ALICE. Currently I am also engaged in some physics studies @ ALICE, LHC. I have one year experience of working with AliRoot.


Khawar AHMAD

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol – United Kingdom

After the completion of graduate studies, I have been selected as Research Associate at NUST Institute of Information. Based on good academic record and good work experience, I have been invited by CERN Geneva, Switzerland to work on CMS Experiment for the duration of one year in 2007. My ability to learn new things and my past experience helped me a lot in understanding my work in CERN. I worked on iCMS; a modern web information system that handles the  notes, news,  agendas  and  data  analysis produced in a collaboration of about  6000 physicists,  engineers  and  technicians at CERN. I worked on notes approval workflow and developed CMS people/institute search tools.  I am happy I was able to complete my job to their satisfaction level. During my stay at CERN, I met with Prof. Richard McClatchey of University of the West of England. My CERN experience helped me to get MPhil opportunity in the distributed computing group at UWE. I started my MPhil in October 2008 and now I am doing my thesis on optimizing workflow execution performance. As a case study, I am using AlcaRecoWorkflow used at Tier0 for reconstructing data coming from the detector at CMS experiment.


Bogolubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev - Ukraine

Domains of scientific activity include:

Unitarization of phenomenological high-energy particle collision models, heavy-ion collision models, Monte-Carlo high-energy particle collisions simulation, Data analysis, Linux computing cluster support and maintenance.
Expertise in  Operating Systems and Programming Languages: Linux (system administration), programming languages: C/C++, python, shell-scripts.


Juan de Dios ALVAREZ

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hildago, Morelia - Mexico

I have obtained an MSc in the area of Computer Science, I started from March 2009 the PhD. in physical sciences in computational physics. The operating system with which I am familiar with linux (scientific linux, debian) and Mac OS. The programming languages C, C ++, java, python. I am currently working on two experiments, the Observatory of the Pierre Auger collaboration and the HAWC High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment.




National Centre for Physics, Islamabad - Pakistan

I completed my PhD in 2006 from Syracuse University, NY USA. During my PhD I had to use C++ extensively as all our data analysis programs were based on C++. I also had to do some exercises in Fortran. There were few other non technical languages which I used e.g. labView, LaTEX.  For two years I worked as a post-doc at National Centre for Physics Pakistan. Now I am working as a research scientist at the same institute.  My responsibility includes physics analysis in charm quark and top quark group of CMS experiment.  CMS software has been developing and changing at a fast pace. The CERN School of Computing will be helpful for me to understand the changing environment of CMS/LHC software. My experience at CSC will be useful for me to guide the student at NCP as well.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am an Electronic and Telecommunications engineer (University of Ferrara, Italy).  I have been started my experience at CERN as Technical Student in 2007.   Since 2008, I am working as fellow on the CMS Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Detector Control System (DCS). I am involved in the development and management of the CMS online database using the Oracle Portal Technology. I have good knowledge of Java and Struts and I am quite familiar with C, C++, Swing, JSF and SQL.



RWTH Aachen University - Germany

I am currently involved in the search for supersymmetry at CMS in the context of my PhD thesis. I am active in developing and using extended search strategies and multivariate analysis techniques. In addition to that I am familiar with the administration of our local grid facility as part of the LCG Grid and I work as a data manager for transferring datasets between the Grid sites. This involves the use of databases like MySQL and Oracle for the purpose of accounting and documentation. I'm used to Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. My favorite programming languages are Python, Java and C/C++. I have a /basic knowledge/ of Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Bash and Haskell.



DESY, Zeuthen - Germany

Recently I wrote a Labview based software for the measurement of C/V and I/V dependencies of solid state particle detectors (silicon, GaAs, diamonds etc). Currently I've been starting programming a data base for the Central European Consortium (part of the silicon upgrade for the CMS tracker). This data base should have a web based user interface. Furthermore I work on simulations of the electrical field and the detector behaviour of the mentioned sensors for the CMS tracker upgrade. For data analysis of our current measurements we use the ROOT software package. Mostly I work with Windows and Linux as operating systems but I also have also some basic knowledge of MacOS X. I am used to C/C++ or Labview and years ago I have worked with Turbo Pascal.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am a computer engineer graduate at the Universita degli Studi di Torino - Italy in Methodology and Informatics Systems in March 2007, after have done my Master thesis as a Technical Student in the Telecommunication section of CERN. In June 2007 I join the Young Graduate Trainee program in the Simulation and Modeling group at the ESA - European Space Research and Technology Center in the Netherlands for one year. In summer 2008 I been two months in Barcelona for the Space Studies Program of the International Space University of Strasbourg. Since September 2008 I am working at CERN in the IT - Data Management group on the development and maintenance of the CERN Advanced STORage manager (CASTOR). I am responsible for defining and implementing of a serialization library for the new CASTOR tape format, and the integration of it in the CASTOR storage management system.  



Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany

I am developing and deploying a local and grid-level monitoring system that was developed cooperatively at the Universities of Goettingen and Karlsruhe. I am an experienced Linux User (using Ubuntu privately and Scientific Linux in the Institute) with some Windows skills. I am familiar with programming in C++, C, Java and Python.



DESY, Hamburg - Germany

Currently I am working in offline group of ZEUS experiment, doing development of ntuple production system (both ROOT and PAW) and data analysis software (ROOT-based), LSF cluster administration and also some physics analysis. My main task at this time is to write additional backend for production system to enable production on GRID using gLite middleware. I have experience working with Windows and Linux and such programming languages: C/C++, python, java, perl, php, VB, C# and x86 assembler (little bit).



Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany

I am a Bachelor student at the University of Göttingen. I am currently working on statistical methods for data analysis for my Bachelor's thesis.



Sebastian BUKOWIEC

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

In March 2009 I obtained my master degree in Computer Science participating to the CERN Technical Studentship programme, working in the IT/IS group at CERN on virtual server provisioning. From May 2009 I am Marie Curie Fellow in PH/CMD group at CERN working in DAQ field. Currently I'm involved in developing and maintaining the ElogBook system for the CMS experiment. ElogBook is a web based application for reporting the various events occurring in the CMS by the operators. I have programming experience on Windows and Linux environments, mainly in Java, PHP and C#.

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