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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


Daniele Francesco KRUSE

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I studied computer science at the university of Rome "Tor Vergata" and finished my master's degree in 2008. I was an Erasmus student in 2004 in the "Universidad Autonoma" in Madrid and I was a CERN summer student in 2006.  Now I am back at CERN for 1 or 2 years, working on performance monitoring of applications and vector programming in the PH/SFT group. I love to travel around the world and to listen to rock 'n roll music, and my favourite outdoor activity is paragliding. I am really looking forward to CSC2009 :)


University of Jyväskylä - Finland

I am doing PhD work in EMMA (Experiment with MultiMuon Array), which is in CUPP (Centre for Underground Physics in Pyhäsalmi).   I am also a bit involved with ALICE.  Just before hearing about this school we were discussing about building a database of events recorded by EMMA. So this possibility to join the school is a great opportunity for me personally and our whole experiment.  On computer side, I'm personally using Linux as my main OS, but for gaming also Windows. I have used Mac OS X also. I currently use Perl and C++ for programming.

Svetozár KAPUSTA

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


Svetozar is graduated at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2003 obtaining a Mgr degree in Physics. His collaboration with CERN started in 2001 when he joined the ALICE Silicon Pixel Detector group as a summer student. Since 2004 he has been supporting the ALICE online physics community as a member of the ALICE Detector Control System team mainly in the field of schema and application design, optimization and data management. He joined the CERN openlab recently and is testing the Real-Time Query Capability of Physical Standby Databases.


Mathias KASPAR

Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany

Since January 2009, I am working at the Department of Medical Informatics in Göttingen. There I am a member of the medical grid projects team. Within the German grid infrastructure the project provides grid services for the biomedical community. Since I am working on the installation and configuration (Globus Toolkit, cfengine, ...) on a local visualization cluster. Another task of mine is the conception and integration of the visualization cluster into the German grid environment. My PhD is focusing on the topic of shared medical visualization from different sites for telemedical use cases.



GSI, Darmstadt - Germany

I am working on simulations of heavy ion collisions done for the CBM experiment which is a part of FAIR facility in Darmstadt in Germany. My work is based on preparing software for designing detectors geometries and for simulations of detectors properties. My main field of work at this moment is simulations of the Silicon Tracking System (STS), the central detector of the CBM experiment. I work with ROOT (CBMROOT), and I am familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems and C++ programming language.


Daniele Francesco KRUSE

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I studied computer science at the university of Rome "Tor Vergata" and finished my master's degree in 2008. I was an Erasmus student in 2004 in the "Universidad Autonoma" in Madrid and I was a CERN summer student in 2006.  Now I am back at CERN for 1 or 2 years, working on performance monitoring of applications and vector programming in the PH/SFT group. I love to travel around the world and to listen to rock 'n roll music, and my favourite outdoor activity is paragliding. I am really looking forward to CSC2009 :)


Stefan Lohn

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

The work as well as the thesis I am currently working on is about comparing parallelization strategies for the AliRoot SW from the ALICE to profit from multi- and many-cores architecture. Especially the IO operations must be minimized and better coordinated to reduce bottlenecks during CPU calculations. In addition it is urgently required to reduce memory usage during the concurrency event analysis. For developing and also as test platform SLC 5 is installed and in use, what is optimal cause I am familiar in using different Linux derivatives. Support for MS Windows is anticipated. As programming Language C++ is provided in combination with pthreads. OpenMP is in discussion.


CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I got my MSc in Informatics Engineering and Computing from University of Porto, in 2008, after spending one year as a Technical Student at CERN's IT-UDS group, working as a developer for the Indico project. In July 2008, I came back to CERN, as a fellow, once again working for Indico.  My work covers a wide range of fields and technologies, from system deployment and administration to web interface design, as well as the development of scalable and performance-optimized solutions for storage, indexing and retrieval of event metadata. Due to my involvement with Indico, I have spent the last couple of years developing Python/JavaScript code, using the ZODB object oriented database, and exploring the latest innovations in web interface technology.


Joris MAES

Vrje Universiteit Brussels - Belgium

After finishing my master in physics I started working as a PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) on the CMS experiment. My main topic is setting up an analysis for measuring the efficiency of b identification algorithms. These algorithms, so-called b-tagging algorithms, aim for identifying jets coming from b quarks which play an important role in various physics analysis.

I am also involved in computing related projects. Within CMS I've been involved in the production of the MC samples used by the physics community. I've also been working on the testing and commissioning of up and down links between T1 and T2 centers. At this moment I'm one of the members of the central CMSSW deployment team. Together with some colleagues we install the main physics software on the various T2s in CMS. Besides this I'm helping in defining and setting up an analysis operations task force for monitoring and improving the grid use for physics analysis in CMS.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

PhD student working for LHCb at CERN to elaborate a new dataflow for using non-conventional Computing resources in a Grid computing environment and monitor its behaviour. As present mechanisms are thriving to manage and process huge amounts of data from scientific experiments within a limited time on remote/distributed resources. The proposed work is aimed to increase the computational power of conventional computer systems by using additional so-called opportunistic resources, i.e. computing resources that are not part of a computing centre with batch and data storage systems. The goal is to elaborate a suitable Dataflow Architecture based on existing (to define) tools, apply it to a Grid Environment including Data management and job Scheduling strategy, proves feasibility and efficiency. Along with this I am also considering the site virtualization for remote machine job execution as a research on opportunistic resource search.



Radboud University Nijmegen – The Netherlands

I am a 2nd year PhD student at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, and a member of the D0 collaboration at Fermilab. My physics analysis is part of the search for a low mass Standard Model Higgs Boson, where I'm studying the decay of W to W H to tau nu bb. I also worked for the tracking group of D0, by helping to make use of timing information provided by a new readout system of the CFT (Central Fiber Tracker) in order to reduce the number of fake tracks from the tracking algorithm.



Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Germany

I studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences, Münster, and got my master's degree in 2007. In 2008, I started to work on my PhD thesis at the ATLAS working group of the University of Wuppertal. I am continuing development on the user space job monitoring software, JEM, created at Wuppertal, and focus on the user interface (integration in the job submission and management tool 'ganga') and a binary tracing module allowing to monitor.(athena-) user algorithms written in C++.


Luis Fernando MUNOZ MEJĺAS

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am working on a central log service for the Computer Security Team, which should allow for easier identification of ongoing attacks and faster forensics analysis of . For this project I have already developed some modules for rsyslog (in C language), as well as some database designs and queries and scripts to use them (SQL, PL/SQL, Python, C, Perl). This task involves also some understanding on SELinux policies, how to write them and how to enforce minimum privileges. I'm also a skilled C++ programmer, although probably not as efficient as I am in Perl, Python, C and bash scripting which are my "working languages". Occasionally I maintain parts of Quattor for which I'm an author. I'm mostly familiar with Linux at systems administrator, user and low-level application levels, although have some knowledge of Windows.


Friederike NOWAK

University of Hamburg - Germany

I am PhD student at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and I work for the CMS experiment. Among other things I am responsible for developing monitoring tools for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 centers. This is done on Linux. I am familiar with Perl, Python, and C++


Malte NUHN

RWTH, Aachen - Germany


I am studying physics at RWTH Aachen University and I am currently writing my Diploma Thesis in the field of Grid-Computing. I'm interested in advanced monitoring, statistical analysis and diagnosis of individual grid-jobs. Besides that I am studying computer science and plan to work in the field of machine-learning and pattern-recognition.



Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany

In collaboration between the University of Göttingen and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, I am working in a PhD project on numerical methods to optimize Multilayer Mirrors for X-ray focusing. In order to simulate wave propagation and diffraction (small wavelengths, but large objects), parallel algorithms and distributed calculations (MIMD) are necessary. So far, I am using C, Perl and a little bit IDL together with Shared Memory, Message Passing, and Cuda technologies; also Monte Carlo methods and LA packages are needed. In my diploma thesis I studied the effects of real structure effects on X-ray propagation in waveguides. My favorite editor is Vim.



DESY, Hamburg - Germany

I am working at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany, for the ZEUS and CMS experiments. I am the Monte Carlo Coordinator for the ZEUS experiment: my tasks are to guarantee a smooth processing of Monte Carlo events, coordinate people working on the simulation software, build-up new versions of the Monte Carlo software.   I also made analysis of the ZEUS data using Fortran and PAW. In CMS I am involved in the alignment of the silicon tracker. I am responsible for a package of perl scripts helping in managing a large amount of alignment jobs. I am also doing alignment studies with Monte Carlo events; the software we use for this is C++/root based.


Raquel PEZOA

Universidad Technica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso - Chile


I am a computer scientist and I am currently working for the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in Valparaíso, Chile. I am part of the Center for Technological Innovation on High Performance Computing (CTI-HPC) and the Physics Department. I already got my Master in Computer Science and now I mainly work on grid computing area and I am starting to work on physics computing.  I have been at CERN two times, the first one  in 2007, where I worked with the ATLAS Distributed Computing (ADC) group and I developed a system called ATLAS Accounting System. Then in 2008, I returned to work on the ATLAS Grid Information System which was also my master thesis topic.



Fakultet elektrotehnike, strojarstva i brodogradnje, Split - Croatia

I am a first year PhD student at University of Split, Croatia. My group is involved in search for the SM Higgs boson decaying into four leptons via two intermediate Z bosons with CMS detector at CERN. CMS is general purpose particle detector and one of its main goals is to search for Higgs boson.  I am particularly involved in lepton isolation studies. Most of the work is being done using common CMS analysis software (ROOT, CMSSW ...) in UNIX/Linux OS.




CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am currently working at CERN in the IT Grid Deployment group where I am coordinating the testing activity done for certifying the quality of the gLite middleware. I am also responsible of the monitoring system (based on Nagios) used in our testbed.  I have a Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa with a thesis on the replica consistency problem for Data Grids.  In have previously worked at INFN, and at CERN as Ph.D. student, where I was developing and testing software for Grids and data storage.  My main interests at the moment are Grid technologies and monitoring and testing automation software.

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