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CERN School of Computing 2004 28 August- 11 September 2004 in Vico Equense, Italy

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Charles Bacon Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago GT Grid Technologies
  Charles Bacon is a member of the Globus Alliance who has delievered  GT2 and GT3 tutorials at Supercomputing, GGF, Globusworld, and other sites around the globe. He's a co-author of several Toolkit guides and tutorials, and an active participant in the community.
Dirk D?llmann CERN PC Physics Computing
Dirk studied physics and computer science in M?nster and Hamburg and  worked in several software companies on database systems and applications. After finishing his PhD in high energy physics at the HERA experiment H1 he joined CERN working on various project connected to object persistency and physics data management including RD45, LHC++ and Espresso. Since 2002 he leads the LCG Persistency Framework project POOL.
Bob Jacobsen University of California at Berkeley ST Software Technologies

Bob Jacobsen is an experimental high-energy physicist and a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley.  He's a member of the BaBar collaboration, where he lead the effort to create the reconstruction software and the offline system.  He has previously been a member of the ALEPH (LEP) and MarkII (SLC) collaborations. His original academic training was in computer engineering, and he worked in the computing industry before becoming a physicist
Fran?ois Fl?ckiger CERN GT Grid Technologies

Fran?ois Fl?ckiger, Director of the CERN School of Computing, is Technology Transfer Officer for Information Technologies at CERN and Associate head of the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications. He is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Geneva. Before joining CERN in 1978, he was employed for five years by SESA in Paris. At CERN, he has been in charge of external networking for more than 12 years and held positions in infrastructure and application networking. He is an adviser to the European Commission, a member of the Internet Society Advisory Council and the author of the reference textbook "Understanding Networked Multimedia" as well as more than 80 articles. He has 30 years of experience in networking and information technologies. Fran?ois Fl?ckiger graduated from the Ecole Sup?rieure d'Electricit? in 1973 and holds an MBA from the Enterprise Administration Institute in Paris in 1977.
Rudi Fr?hwirth HEPHY PC Physics Computing
Rudi Fr?hwirth studied mathematics in Vienna. In 1977 he joined the Institute of High Energy Physics in Vienna, where has been working ever since. He has developed online software, simulation software, pattern recognition software, and track and vertex reconstruction software for various experiments. He has taught mathematics and statistics at the University of Economics and regularly gives courses on data analysis at the University of Technology in Vienna.
Maria Girone CERN PC Physics Computing
Maria Girone studied physics at the University of Bari, Italy. She obtained her Ph.D in High Energy Physics in 1993, on the CERN OMEGA/WA76 experiment. She then joined CERN as a research fellow in the ALEPH experiment and later worked at Imperial College, London, as a research associate. In 2001, Maria joined the LHCb collaboration, where she worked in the development of photon detectors for the RICH system. Maria moved to the LCG project in 2002 and has been a member of the Data Base group of the CERN-IT department since 2003. She currently works on the LCG POOL project and is responsible for the database and related services that the group offers to the physics community.
Erwin Laure CERN GT Grid Technologies

Dr. Erwin Laure received his Ph.D degree in Business Administration and Computer Science in 2001 from the University of Vienna.  After working as a research assistant at the Institute for Software Science of the University of Vienna he joined CERN in 2002 as a member of the EU DataGrid project working on data management issues.  Since November 2002 he is the Deputy Technical Coordinator of the EU DataGrid project.

Martin Liendl CERN PC  Physics Computing

Martin Liendl works as a CERN Fellow for the Compact Muon Collaboration in the experiment's Core Computing group. There he is responsible for the Detector Description Database and its integration to the CMS simulation package. Futhermore he co-ordinates work related to the realization of a Conditions Database for CMS and implements related prototypes. Martin got his Master in Physics and has been working afterwards for several years in software industry before joining the CERN Doctoral Student program. He then got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology. After his fellowship, Martin will again return to industry.

Alberto Pace CERN GT Grid Technologies
Alberto Pace is a member if the IT department at CERN where he leads the Internet Services group providing Electronic Mail, Central Web and Windows Desktops services for CERN. He has more than 15 years experience in computing services, infrastructure, software engineering, accelerator control and accelerator operation. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1987.


Andreas Pfeiffer CERN ST Software Technologies

Andreas Pfeiffer has studied Physics in Giessen and Heidelberg, where he got his Ph.D. in 1988. Since then he was working until 1998 with the University of Heidelberg on the CERES/NA45 experiment at CERN, studying the creation of e+e- pairs in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions at the SPS. His main responsibilities were computing, both on-line/DAQ and offline/simulation. In January 1999 he joined CERN to lead the Anaphe (former LHC++) project in IT division. With the startup of the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) project, Andreas is now working in the PI project of LCG and on analysis related issues in the CMS experiment.
Alberto Ribon CERN PC Physics Computing

Alberto Ribon got his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics in 1997, for the CDF collaboration (Fermilab).  Then, he worked for three years as postdoc on the software
upgrade for CDFII, mainly on Tracking and Simulation.  In 2000 he moved at RAL (U.K.) to work on the development of a new C++ Monte Carlo Event Generator (Herwig++).  Since June 2002 he is a CERN fellow, and he is working on Geant4 and Physics Validation.


Heinz Stockinger CERN GT Grid Technologies

Dr. Heinz Stockinger has been working in Grid projects in Europe (European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN) and in the U.S. (Stanford Linear Accelerator, SLAC) for more than 4 years. Within the European DataGrid project (EDG) he was the Education and Outreach Manager as well as responsible for replication software in the Data Management workpackage. He is currently also external lecturer in the University of Vienna. Heinz holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Paolo Tonella Instituto Trentino di Cultura ST Software Technologies

Paolo Tonella received his laureate degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua,  Italy, in  1992, and his PhD degree in Software Engineering from the same University, in 1999, with the thesis "Code Analysis in Support to Software Maintenance". Since 1994  he has been a full  time researcher of the Software Engineering group at IRST   (Institute for Scientific and Technological Research), Trento, Italy. He participated in several industrial and European Community projects on software analysis and testing. He is now the technical responsible of a project with the Alice, ATLAS and LHCb experiments at CERN on the automatic verification of coding standards and on the extraction of high level UML  views from the code. In 2000-2001 he gave a course on Software Engineering at the University of Brescia. Now he teaches Software Analysis and Testing at the University of Trento. His current research  interests  include  reverse engineering, object oriented programming, web applications and static code analysis.


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