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







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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

I have studied computer science at Rovira i Virgili University, in Tarragona (Spain). I'm working at CERN since September 2008 in the PH-SFT group, inside the geant4 project. I have transmitted its nightly testing system to the LCG Applications Area Nightly Builds System, used by the rest of projects of the group. Currently I am working in that system, moving the results storage to a database and improving the presentation with AJAX technology and offering more views and statistics about the testing.


Laurentiu Alexandru DUMITRU

National Institute for Physical and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest - Romania

I graduated in Denmark with bachelor of computer science in 2008. I am currently working at the National Institute for Physical and Nuclear Engineering in Romania. I am part of the IT staff, involved in the configuration and administration of RO-15-NIPNE grid site. I like programming in C/C++ and .NET. Also I am very fond of network administration and security.


DESY, Hamburg - Germany


After studying Computer Science for 5 years in Coimbra (Portugal) I've entered my first job at DESY (Hamburg) in August 2006 and have since then been working as a software developer in the physics computing group.  My main projects so far were the development of a GUI for the configuration of an application framework for data analysis and the implementation of a build and installation tool for the software tools used in the ILC community. I have been working exclusively in Linux environments for the past 3 years and during this time I realized how much I like working with this OS and my overall sympathy for the GNU/*nix community =)



Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany


I am currently doing my PhD in the University of Göttingen and I am working for ATLAS on physics analysis.  A good understanding of the computing environment and tools is necessary for doing analysis.   Therefore, I have already basic experience with ATHENA (ATLAS analysis framework), ROOT and Grid.




University of Szeged - Hungary

As a PhD student I currently work on my thesis at the Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged. The main field of my work is resolution enhancement of confocal microscopes using tomographic image reconstruction. Besides I am a researcher of the Institute of Engineering and Materials Science at the University where I develop numerical battery models for the automotive industry.  Although these fields are relatively far from each other, both of them indicate a huge amount of numerical problems, such as algorithm optimization, boundary value problems, data storage and analysis, controlling actuators and sensors, etc. To solve these problems I use MATLAB scripts, C/C++ dynamic libraries and LabVIEW codes.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am a senior J2EE programmer with several years of experience developing Web applications. I have been working in the GS-AIS-PM section at CERN since September 2007, starting just after finishing my degree in SW Engineering at the University of Oviedo (Spain). My main task at work are: Development of Project Management Software for large CERN projects (LHC construction, CERN medium term planning), based on Java EE technologies (Spring MVC, Apache Struts, Hibernate, IBatis, Oracle ADF, Groovy, Google Web Toolkit), deployed to Oracle 10g application servers. Administration and follow up of the team's continuous integration server (Cruise Control, Apache Maven, Linux).”




CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am a computer engineer who currently works at CERN in the SFT group in the Physics department for SPI (Software Process & Infrastructure) project. This project, provides software support to the LHC experiments and LCG Application Area (LCGAA) projects. The main task is to provide a test system called Nightly Builds. This system allows the LCG projects to be built and tested every night. Each project is built in different configurations (set of versions of Application Area packages that are supposed to work together) and in different platforms (set of different operating systems, architectures and compilers). Also, the SPI project is in charge of the installation of external packages needed by the LHC experiments and the LCGAA projects. My work in this project is to develop a multithread version of the nightly builds system to allow the test system use the most part of the capabilities of the machines where it runs. The system is developed in Python and uses Qmtest as a testing tool. I'm also in charge of installing and upgrading the external packages and helping in the maintenance of the current nightly builds system version.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I have studied Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Málaga, Spain, with emphasis in Communication Systems and Telematics, and before joining CERN I was involved in the WiMAX technology certification program and test system's design.  I came first time to CERN in 2007 in order to finish my studies and write my master thesis, designing solutions for configuring remotely mobile devices and other mobile services. Currently, I hold a fellow position in IT/CS group and my work is related to the deployment and operation of mobile and radio services, and to the design and validation of new telecommunications network architectures. I mostly use PERL and PHP for self written applications, but I am also familiar with C and C++.



HEPHY, Vienna - Austria

My work includes the simulation of detector layouts for future experiments like the upcoming upgrade of the CMS Tracker for the SLHC accelerator and the next generation International Linear Collider. This is done with LiC Detector Toy, a fast simulation tool for charged tracks based on MATLAB. I will be responsible for the programming parts of the online data acquisition for a test beam setup at DESY and the subsequent analysis of the obtained data. There a first prototype of a silicon external layer for the ILD experiment will be tested using the C++ based LCIO framework, which is the common data model for linear collider detector studies. In addition I will undertake the task of the analyses of various test beams with silicon microstrip sensors.


Christian HARTL

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


In 2007 I joined the CMS experiment to work in the Level-1 trigger system, as a CERN doctoral student in physics. I am close to the trigger group of Vienna's HEPHY institute, which developed the Global Trigger, Global Muon Trigger, and Trigger Control System of CMS. My tasks currently focus on online software for the configuration, control, and monitoring of this hardware. I have developed web applications which serve GUIs for setup manipulation, hardware monitoring, and interaction with the configuration database. I have also designed the database storing full information about available Level-1 trigger menu versions of CMS.



CC-IN2P3, Villeurbanne - France

I work at CC-IN2P3 which is hosting the French Tier-1 centre of the LHC grid. As one of the main HEP computing center, CC-IN2P3 is in strong connection with CERN and other physics institutes all over the world.  Being in the Operation Team, my work involves interactions with the local batch system as well as the mass storage system. Part of my role is also to take part in the development of a monitoring platform for the Operation Team with Nagios.



HEPHY, Vienna - Austria

I am a PhD student at the Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) in Vienna and currently working on physics analysis for the CMS experiment at CERN. My research area is the search for supersymmetry especially in the hadronic channel in events with top quarks and MET, to which I contribute within the SUSY working group. In the analysis I use the CMS software framework (CMSSW), the Physics Analysis Tools (PAT), ROOT for histogramming and the languages C++ and Python. Furthermore, I help to build up and support the grid computing software environment and the physics data transfers at our Tier-2 centre in Vienna.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I was raised in Gran Canaria, a Spanish island near the African coast. There, I studied a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering at the ULPGC. Encouraged by my colleagues and friends, I decided to go abroad. I spent 6 months with an Erasmus scholarship in the German University FH NordAkademie, where I developed an eLearning platform based on Moodle and other tools. I later worked on my Master Thesis which focused on accessibility and usability on web applications. I graduated with distinction.  I am currently working as a Software Engineer in the European Organization for Nuclear Research -CERN- specialized in grid and web technologies. I have also worked at Ericsson in its R&D labs as a specialist on communication protocols. Among other things, I have participated as a Moodle mentor in the Google Summer of Code program.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in October 2008 where I completed masters’ studies in Computer Science. My thesis work involved dealing with the data model schema evolution issues of the ATLAS experiment and creating a framework, within the ROOT project, enabling users to read old data files. After graduation I worked for a short time on a prototype of a new C++ interpreter for ROOT and on the integration of the gLite grid middleware. I currently work for the Data Management group at CERN on a prototype of a nameserver for the CERN Advanced Storage Manager (CASTOR).



UCLA, Los Angeles – U.S.A.

I am a post doctoral research associate with the University of California Los Angeles. I am located full time at CERN working on the CMS experiment. My main work so far has been preparing an analysis for data based on Monte Carlo simulations. I am looking for high pT muons from new charge gauge bosons (W'). Most of my work involves running on the LHD Grid and on a local UCLA batch system and then analyzing the results. I am familiar with Linux/Unix and Windows and the programming languages C/C++, FORTRAN, Python, Perl, and Bash.


Pavel JEZ

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen - Denmark

I am a Ph.D student at Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.

At the moment I am involved in the commissioning and optimizing of the Tau trigger at the ATLAS experiment at CERN. My work is focused on the performance of the Tau trigger in the environment with multiple collisions per bunch crossing, so-called pile-up collisions. The study is done on the Monte Carlo samples produced with the Athena software framework.

For my analysis I am using ROOT and its toolkit for multi-variate analysis in particular. The goal of my study is to find an ideal set of observables which can be used to select events with hadronically decaying tau leptons with the top performance in terms of signal efficiency and background rejection.


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