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

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Participants to CSC 2004

The following people have been selected for the 2004 CERN School of Computing, as of 5 July 2004.

Klarina ABAZAJ Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tirana, Albania
  My name is Klarina Abazaj and I am currently working as a scientific researcher at the Electronics Department of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tirana, Albania. My current position as an Information System Manager as well as my scientific work and interest relates to networking technologies and infrastructures, web based applications and software development to be used and support different projects and scientific work done at the Institute of Nuclear Physics. I am familiar with Windows 95,98,ME,NT,2000,XP and Windows 2000 Server operating systems as well basic knowledge on Linux operating system. I can program on C++, HTML, DHTML and JavaScript programming languages.
Paolo ADRAGNA Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Pisa, Italy
  I'm working inside the ATLAS TileCal collaboration. I'm the main developer of a Monitoring Program for 2003 Test Beam (see ATL-TILECAL-2004-002). Currently I'm collaborating with the group who's developing an advanced version of my program for this year TB, with a client-server configuration and dynamically loaded library.
Operating Systems: Gnu/Linux, DOS, Windows 3.1,98,NT,2000, Unix System V, MacOS.
Programming Languages: C++, C, Visual Basic, LaTeX, Pascal, Bash, gawk, Fortran, HTML, Python.
Miguel ANJO CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Help to integrate current, national, regional and thematic Grid efforts. Maintenance and support of middleware for data management in grid environment build on EDG framework. Currently I'm working with Linux boxes with Oracle Application Server and Oracle Database.
I'm familiar with C, Java, SQL, PL/SQL, Perl, PHP, HTML, XML programming languages over Linux and Windows operating systems.
Ashiq ANJUM CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I am working at CERN in collaboration with Caltech, NUST, UWE and University of South Florida. I am working on developing latest scheduling techniques for CMS.I have worked and am also working on JClarens which is remote data server for CMS, also explored the use of resource limited devices for Grid Enabled Analysis Environment. I am also involved in design and development of Steering service, VOMS, Relational warehouse for Grid and P2P like environment for Grid Enabled Analysis Environment. I have 13 international research publications in my credit.
My language skills include Java, J2EE (JSP/SERVLETs, EJB, JMS), C++/Visual C++.I have good knowledge of PERL and Python. I am quite familiar with Web services, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, SOA and XML-RPC stuff and have designed and developed quite a good number of applications using these technologies.
I am quite familiar with Unix/Linux, Windows, Palm and Windows CE.
Ignacio ARACENA University
of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  I am a Ph.D. student working for the ATLAS experiment since August 2003. My research field so far is SUSY. So far I have been studying SUSY in events obtained from the fast simulation of the ATLAS detector. I am starting to get involved in the ATLAS Data Challenge2. In addition to this project I am also helping building a TIER 3 Cluster in my home institute in Bern, where we have ATLAS software (Athena) installed.
The operating systems I am familiar with are Linux and Windows. The programming language I am most familiar with is Fortran, but I have started working with C++ since the beginning of my Ph.D. and attended the course 'C++ for Particle Physicists' at CERN held by Paul Kunz.
Ioannis BALTOPOULOS CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am currently working on the On Line Software system of the ATLAS Data Acquisition (DAQ) project. My work involves prototyping a component for remote monitoring using Web-Services and testing it against a CORBA implementation.
In the past I have had extensive experience using most of the Microsoft Windows OSes (Win95, Win98, Win2000, WinXP) as well as UNIX (Solaris 8,9) and Linux (Redhat). I am a Sun Microsystems certified Systems Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment.
I have been programming as an amateur and later as a professional for around 9 years in various languages from Assembly x86, Pascal and C to Occam, Prolog and Haskell. I currently program in Java which I've used for the past 4 years and I know fairly well several of its extension APIs (JDBC, JMS, Servlets/JSP and JNDI). I am a Sun Microsystems certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform.
Gerhard BRANDT Physical Institute / University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
I am a PhD student in H1 involved in the analysis of high energy isolated leptons observed at HERA-I and HERA-II. my specialty is tau identification.
I am involved in coding the H1 OO oriented analysis software, where I am release coordinator and working on calorimeter cluster treatment. In the future I plan to set up a package for statistical calculations. I have done minor contributions to the ATLAS software (in 2001) and to ROOT (for THtml in 2004).
- OS known: Linux, Windows, DOS
- languages known: C++, C, FORTRAN, Basic, Pascal, Java, Assembler (6510,80x86) and several www, shell and scripting languages
Ivan Amos CALÌ CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Since January 2003 I am based at CERN and involved in the Silicon Pixel Detector collaboration for the ALICE experiment at LHC. The detector has a modular stave structure. Each stave is built of four ladders and two Pilot Multi Chip Modules (MCM) for their control and read out. The full detector contains about 10^7 pixels and very compact dimension. The communication between the in-detector electronics and the counting room is carried out on optical fibers trough a high speed device. The off detector electronics is composed of receivers cards and Routers for the interaction with the DAQ of the experiment.
My work in this project can be summarized in different areas:
  • Software and hardware development for the test system generating complete automatic routines capable of automatically finding and determining the performance of the different components of the system.

  • Analysis and qualification of optical communication (800 MHz serial stream) between control room and detector. Specific hardware has been developed for this purpose.

  • Development of the DAQ software oriented to the testbeam 2003 and now 2004. Analyzing also the operative status of the entire readout chain.

  • Testing of the capability to use the detector like trigger system for the experiment.

  • Data analysis of the testbeam data, orientated to cluster distribution and going on tracking.
Programming language: LabView, C++, qBasic, VisualBasic, Assembly, FORTRAN
Framework: Root, DATE
Giuliano CASTELLI Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste - INAF, Trieste, Italy
I am involved in the DRACO Project:
Datagrid for Italian Research in Astrophysics and Coordination with the Virtual Observatory
The Italian Data Grid for Astrophysical Research (DRACO) is a concept aiming at providing the scientific community with a distributed multi-functional environment allowing the use of specialized (observational, computing, storage) Grid nodes. DRACO is based on the national cooperation named IG-BIGEST (Italian Grid for Business Industry Government E-Science and Technology); the participation in this structure of the astrophysical community is granted by INAF. DRACO has been generated from a section of a project called "Enabling platforms for high-performance computational Grids oriented towards scalable virtual organizations" which has been approved and funded by the Italian Fund for Basic Research (FIRB). The astrophysical section of the project (work-package 10, coordinated by L.Benacchio/INAF-OAPd) is the implementation of three demonstrators whose goal is proving the feasibility of porting astrophysical applications within the framework of a national Grid infrastructure. DRACO provides the framework through which the Italian astrophysical community can participate in the international Virtual Observatory (VO) effort. A reference person (F.Pasian/INAF-OATs) has been nominated by INAF as its contact point for VO activities. Institutes participating to the Projec: INAF-OAC (Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Naples),INAF-OACt (Astrophysical Observatory of Catania), INAF-OAPd (Astronomical Observatory of Padua), INAF-OARm (Astronomical Observatory of Rome), INAF-OATs (Astronomical Observatory of Trieste), Naples University, Salerno University
Indication of the operating system(s) and programming language(s) with which I am familiar: (in brackets the years of experience)
Types of used computer: PC (5), SUN (4), HP (4), Digital (1), VAX (2), Mac (3), IBM (1).
Operating Systems: Windows 3.1, 9x, NT, 2000 (3), UNIX (4), Solaris (4), RedHat Linux 8.0 (1), VMS (1), MsDos (1).
Implementation environments: Microsoft Visual Studio (3) and UNIX and Solaris environments (4).
Languages: C (7) - trainer in various university courses - (Visual) C++ (4), VHDL (3), Perl (2), Java (2), Visual Basic (2), Spice (1), Fortran (1), Assembly language for Intel-based computers (1), PowerBasic (1).
Database e data modelling: PostgreSQL (1), MySQL (1), Microsoft SQL Server .NET (1).
Internet: (D)HTML (3), Perl - CGI (2), JavaScript (1), JSP (1).
XML: Working with xml since 2003.
Application Servers: Caucho Resin Enterprise (1).
Distributed applications: SOAP.
Various: MFC (4), Office (5), LaTeX (8) , Origin (3), Matlab (3), Gnuplot (3).
Nuno CERVAENS COSTA CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Development of an Off-line Data Validation System allowing CERN to check and enforce business rules on all corporate data inserted or modified by users in the corporate applications.
This application involves JAVA programming, Oracle Databases, SQL, use of BC4J, XML access and overwrites.
I’m familiar with the operating systems Linux and Windows, as for the programming languages, besides Java, I'm also familiar with C++ and Perl.
Yi CHI University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
My current effect is on Monitoring and Performance Prediction in Grid, and the Computing Market Model in Grid. It is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60273041 and the National ‘863’ High-Tech Program of China under Grant No. 2002AA104560.
I am also managing an eight-person group. Our goal is to implement a tolerant and adaptive monitoring system for users and administrators to monitor and adapt the Grid environment.
We work on the following operating systems: Windows Series, UNIX/Linux. And the programming languages I am familiar with are C/C++, Java, JSP, ASM and HTML.
Gen-Tao CHIANG Academia Sinica, Nangang District, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
  My job at my home institution is focusing on GRID deployment. I had setup a GT3 testbed, and working on LCG2 site administration. Besides, translating some Grid related documents to Chinese. My current job at CERN is also focusing on Grid Deployment. I am trying to manually install different services (CE, RB, SE, etc) of LCG2 on CERN Enterprise Linux 3.0 and testiing the middleware on different version linux. Moreover, try to integrate it with current LCG2 site which is still using red hat 7.3.
OS: Windows, Linux
Languages: Fortran77,90, MPI
Giovanni CHIERICO CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Support of existing department IT infrastructure, design and development of in-house HR solutions. Working on Windows/Unix with Java and Oracle. Experience with c++, perl, php, java, python.
Danilo COPPOLA Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" & INFN Napoli, 80126 - Naples, Italy
The main aim of my research activity in the OPERA collaboration is to set-up a system for precision measurements of charged particles parameters in emulsion. OPERA is an experiment for the direct observation of neutrino-tau appearance from netrino-mu -> neutrino-tau oscillations in the CNGS long baseline beam from the CERN SPS to the Gran Sasso Laboratory. It exploits nuclear emulsions as very high resolution tracking devices for the direct detection of the decay of the tau produced in the CC interaction of the neutrino-tau with the target. A high angular resolution for emulsion tracks allows the increase of the sensitivity of the experiment. My research activity is focused to the study of emulsion tracks by analyzing digital images acquired by automatic precise microscopes. I am writing an object-oriented software (by using the C++ language) for multiple track acquisitions and analysis (filtering and clustering) in order to calculate with a high spatial resolution the position of the emulsion grains associated to the track. This allows the estimation of the angular projections of the track with the angular resolution required for OPERA.
Brice COPY CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am working on PPT - the set of Project Progress Tracking applications used to manage large projects at CERN (ATLAS and CMS detectors, CNGS and LHC construction, EGEE planning etc...).
PPT is a large web application developed on restricted resources. It therefore tries to make the best out of recent progresses in object oriented programming and java web application frameworks such as :
  • J2EE environment (Servlets, JSP, Web containers)
  • MVC model for web applications (Apache Struts)
  • Object Relational mapping layers (currently Oracle BC4J)
  • XML transformation pipelines
In order to cope with ever changing requirements and increasing maintenance load, we are investigating other OO technologies :
  • Aspect based computing
  • Inversion of control frameworks
  • Other Object Relational mapping layers
Eva DAFONTE PEREZ CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Evaluate Oracle database built-in synchronous replication as a solution to establish "guaranteed" data. Test solutions with production Oracle version and write a report that highlights the pros and cons of this solution. Create an automatic deployment system so that an application can be deployed replicated with minimal steps involved.
Evaluate Oracle database Streams solutions as a solution to have smooth database / operating system / platform upgrade as a complement to a high availability solution. The first part is to establish two-ways streams replication with the same database / operating system / platform, and to find the performance penalty implied by such a solution. Evaluate what happens in case of failure of one of the parts of the system and investigate the usage when changing database version, operating system and /or platform. The work is part of a report and presented to the IT-DB group. It includes the evaluation of Oracle 10g database and its usage on several platforms (Intel x86/Linux, Intel ia64/Linux).
Prototype and prepare a backup validation solution in the context of the IT-DB strategy working group.
Experience with Operating Systems: Linux/UNIX and Windows.
Programming with Pascal, C/C++, Java, Perl, ASP, JavaScript.
Declarative programming with SWI-Prolog.
High level of SQL and PL/SQL.
Methodology of software development: Yourdon and UML.
Annalisa DE CARO Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Napoli , Baronissi (Salerno), Italy
I am working to the ALICE experiment, in particular to the Time-Of-Flight detector, which is a complex device made of Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPC). I am ALICE-TOF responsible in the ALICE offline board. During my PhD period (I will defend my PhD thesis in a few days), I worked to the Monte-Carlo simulation code development of the ALICE-TOF: in the AliROOT framework, I implemented the physical response of the MRPC as obtained by several beam tests. I was one of the major player in the development of the track reconstruction code, achieving a very good experience in C++ programming. The operating system I am more familiar with is LINUX, but I have experience with WINDOWS and Macintosh operating systems as well.
David DECOTIGNY LLR - IN2P3/CNRS, Palaiseau, France
For the last 6 months:
development for physics/electronics: Linux device drivers (PCI DAQ card), acquisition middleware for an USB control card (Linux), slow control of a precise multimeter (labview/windows)
development for system administration: php tool to configure and supervise the local dhcp and the IP/MAC associations, enhanced Wiki for CMS France
misc: various sysadmin support+scripts, various technical local speeches

  • Linux (kernel and user apps)
  • Unix in general (user apps)
  • rtems, RTAI/RTLinux
  • homemade kernels (Kos and SOS for x86 machines)
  • Windows (drivers for the old windows NT versions, apps)
  • C, C++, java, Caml, x86 assembler
  • PHP, Perl, sh/csh
Marie DI MARCO Queen's University, Kingston (Ontario), Canada
  I have developed a Geant3 program for my master thesis, and I have some experience in C and C++ programming. I am presently involved in the data analysis of the CAST Experiment at CERN, using ROOT. I will soon be working on the Monte-Carlo simulations using Geant4 within the Majorana Collaboration and the MPI-Heidelberg group, both developing Germanium crystals for the detection of neutrino less double-beta decay. More specifically I will be optimizing the detector geometry and simulating the different sources of background. On the longer-term, I will be working on a large scale software system for simulation and data analysis for the 3rd phase of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Canada. The development of skills in Grid Technologies would be very valuable for this experiment involving over 130 scientists from 13 international laboratories.
Sunil Manohar DOGRA University of Jammu, Jammu, India
  Presently I am registered as Ph.D scholar in the department of Physics and Electronics, University of Jammu and working in the STAR-collaboration at BNL. For which I am mainly concerned with the Preshower Photonmultiplicity Detector(PMD). I am working with LINUX and WINDOWS operating systems and knows the C, C++, ROOT Packages
Markus DUDA Markus.Duda@Physik.RWTH-Aachen.DE III. Physikalisches Institut, Lehrstuhl B, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  For my PhD thesis "Top-Physics with the CMS detector at LHC" I participate in setting up a physics analysis environment for CMS at the III. Physikalische Institut, Lehrstuhl B, RWTH Aachen.
My current contributions are in the area of computing and programming infrastructure, once established the focus of my work will shift to the actual top physics analysis.
OS: everything Unix, almost all the Windows versions, some VMS
Programming languages: Pascal, Lisp, C, C++, Java, Fortran
Scripting languages: Perl. Python
Mariya DURCHOVA Institute for Parallel Processing, Sofia, Bulgaria
My current work is connected with problems arising from electron transport processes. Our group considers the problem when metal targets are bombarded from an electron beam and the electrical current, obtained from electrons which conserve their energy after colliding with the target, is measured. The fact that the problem is expressed with a multidimensional Boltzman equation makes the direct methods unfeasible. The known analytical or semi-analytical solutions of the problem do not offer adequate accuracy, and that is why Monte Carlo simulations are usually done by the people, who make experiments. It should be noted that the known Monte Carlo methods for solving this problem are very CPU-intensive, and require many hours of computations. We work on two approaches to improve the known procedures for attacking the problem - variance reduction techniques, including quasi-Monte Carlo computations, and parallel implementation of the algorithms in order to speed-up the execution. I work with the programming languages C and FORTRAN and I am familiar with MATLAB, LATEX.
For parallel computations I usually apply MPI. The operating systems with which I am familiar are Linux, UNIX, Windows.
I am involved in projects granted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria.
Victor ENGMARK Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  I am working on improving the import tools and processes for the EDMS MTF.
All Windows versions up to and including 2003 Server
  • The RedHat, Debian, SuSE, GenToo, and Mandrake Linux distributions
  • UNIX
  • Solaris
  • A little Mac OS X
Programming languages:
  • Java
  • PHP
  • C
  • PL/SQL
Marco FONTANA CRIAI, Portici (NA), Italy
Mr. Marco Fontana is involved in research project at CRIAI. Actually he’s studying GRID appliance to high performance computer appliance in image processing, acoustic and fluid-dynamics fields. CRIAI aims to realize scientific and technological research's activity, of industrial and public interest, technology transfer activity through projects with the industry and the SMEs, training activity to create technical skills, deployment of advanced services in computer science and telecommunication fields, in order to promote and to spread new methodologies and processes in ICT. Mr. M. Fontana has a good knowledge of C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Php, SQL, Assembler, Web application (Tomcat) and Web services technologies. He habitually uses Windows 9x/ME/2000NT/XP, Linux Mandrake and office applications as MS Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.
Alejandro GARCIA LOPEZ CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Currently I am working in the Offline Computing Group of the ALICE experiment at CERN. My work within the group consists in its first stage in the development (C++/Linux) of the Alice Event Display. In a futher step, I will be involved in the development of AliRoot, and it's distributed GRID based framework, and in the parallel implementation of Physics Data Mining Algorithms.
Laurent GARNIER Laboratoire de l'accélérateur linéaire, France
  I work in the software development team of the LAL, I develop on graphic and GUI software for the LHC program around the tools (Inventor, HEPVis, OnX) used to build the LHCb event display. I use C++/C compiler on many platforms such as Mac, Unix, Windows.
Jose GONZALEZ LOPEZ CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Nowadays, I am working in the IT-UDS-CDS department at CERN. I am involved in different works:
InDiCo project:
  • The CERN Document Server (CDS) team is participating to an European Project, InDiCo, to help organizing conferences on the web. Following the tradition of CDS Agenda, the tool will allow to schedule conferences, from single talks to complex meetings with sessions and contributions. But it will also include an advanced user delegation mechanism, allow paper reviewing, archival of conference information and electronic proceedings, and much more.
  • The tool is currently in it is development phase and I am involved in it. For this project we are using different technologies like Python, mod-python, ZODB, Object Oriented Databases, Open Archives Initiative, XML, etc.
  • More specifically, the main features in which I am working are: registration in conferences, a protocol for archiving conferences for long term, applying a new style to the web interfaces, among others.
  • The Cern Document provides a facility for all CERN members to easily convert a document from one given format to another. I am finishing a new project which will replace the older Conversion Server and in which faster conversions will be possible, easily addition of converters, among other new features. This project is being developed using Python, windows and Linux servers, XML-RPC technology, web templates, among others.
About operating systems and programming languages with which I am familiar, are the next ones:
  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows (9X,XP,2000,NT) and a little
  • bit of Solaris.
  • Programming Languages: Java, Python, C, C++, Perl, among others.
Jan GROSSE-OETRINGHAUS Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Muenster, Germany
  I am working for the EU IST project GRACE (Grid Search and Categorization engine; that develops a distributed search application based on the EDG/EGEE middleware. My group is responsible for development and testing of Grid components and the integration into a large testbed. Moreover I am involved in the development of the grid prototype of the EGEE project (JRA1).
I am familiar with Linux and all types of Windows. I have worked intensively with C++, C# and Perl. In addition I used Java, Assembler and PHP.
Hege HANSBAKK CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I am currently working as License Manager at CERN. My main tasks are system administration of network license management systems, such as FLEXlm, LUM and SMS. In addition I am maintaining a web site which contains information and statistics of software products retrieved from a database.
Operating systems I am familiar with: Windows, Unix and some Solaris
Programming languages I am familiar with: Java, PHP, Clarion, some C/C++ and some Perl
Other technologies I am familiar with: HTML, XML, UML and SQL
Sofiya IVANOVSKA Institute for Parallel Processing - BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria
I am currently a Ph.D. student at Department of Parallel Algorithms, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. My main field of scientific research is in computational mathematics. My current research activity is concerned with the development of Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods for solving multiple integrals and integral equations, and studying their performance on parallel and distributed systems. I am also involved in two national research projects, which require the use of the GRID technologies in the direct future. I have written code in Fortran, Matlab, Maple, high performance programming (MPI) and I have had basic knowledge of C. The operating systems I am most familiar with are Unix (Linux, Solaris) and Windows.
Paul JACKSON Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, United Kingdom
  My studies look at decays of the type B->D(*)K(*). The goal of this research is to enable a measurement of the angle gamma of the unitarity triangle.
I work on the BaBar detector at SLAC in California. My analysis is written in C++ and I have written OO Perl for the data bookkeeping project of the experiment. I currently maintain and develop software for simulation of the detector's Electromagnetic Calorimeter Trigger. Before beginning my studies, I spent a year writing Perl and C developing applications in support of
I am experienced in C,C++ and Perl. I also have experience working with Windows, Linux and Solaris.
Oliver KEEBLE CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I have started working in the Grid Deployment group at CERN. I am involved in the EGEE project and the rollout of LCG-2 across numerous sites. The work includes
  • deployment of new grid middleware releases in test and production environments
  • production of documentation for the installation of grid services, nodes and sites
  • development of installation and configuration tools intended to make LCG-2 easier to deploy
  • provision of assistance to local site administrators in their maintenance of grid sites
  • at this early stage, my work also involves a considerable amount of general reading and personal research on grid technology
I am familiar with Linux, Solaris and Windows, and have developed software in Perl, C, Shell and Fortran.
Piotr KOLET CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am working at CERN in Unix Infrastructure section, in IT department. The main work I am doing here is porting WP4 Monitoring software (part of the EDG project) from Linux to Solaris 8 and 9. I am writing also the software which launches recovery actions on the nodes of a cluster, in case some metrics (provided by WP4 Monitoring agent) indicates that it is needed.
The operating systems, I am working and familiar with, are Linux and Solaris. The programming languages I am using here are mostly C, C++ and Perl.
Adam KOZAKIEWICZ Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  I'm currently working on my Ph.D. thesis. I'm working on effective bandwidth as a modeling tool for computer networks - for service pricing, traffic control and connection admission - and possible extensions of this idea to areas such as grid resources scheduling and pricing. This work not only requires good knowledge of grid technology, but also requires large scale simulation. Grid technology would be a good tool for that, especially if we could share computing power with my colleagues (Condor?).
I use Linux exclusively, but I'm also familiar with MS Windows and Sun Solaris. My main programming languages are C and Matlab, I'm also familiar with C++, Java and Pascal. I also used Fortran and Perl, but haven't written code in any of them for years.
Michal KWIATEK CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I have just started working on the J2EE Public Service. The objective of the service is to provide a centrally managed deployment platform for medium-sized J2EE server-side applications. My responsibilities include all stages of creating the service: choice of solution, prototyping, development (including development of monitoring tools), testing and later running the service.
Programming languages:
java, c++, c, perl, javascript, php
Operating systems: linux, solaris, windows
Ruben LEIVAS LEDO CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I am currently involved in the design and implementation of the new Listbox service at CERN within the Mail Team of the Internet Services Group. I have currently designed the migration process of the old platform to the new one. This migration process has the development of the new SIMBA interface one of the main targets of my duties.
I also do the 3 levels of service for the old system (current service until the migration).
The operating systems I am working with are Unix and Microsoft (2000, XP) both in management duties. I also had tested the Lindows, and did some projects with Linux.
Concerning the programming languages I am familiar, I currently programming mostly in C# and Perl, but I have also worked for some projects with Java, C and Python.
Ignacio LEON CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am currently developing a Network Management Application that will be used by the members of IT/CS to monitor network cabling infrastructure. The project handles graphical information using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format, which uses XML.
I am using Java as the main programming language. In addition to this, some parts of the project are written in Perl and C++.
I am familiar with Windows and Linux as operations systems. Some parts of the project have been developed under Linux Red Hat, and some, mainly those related to the graphical information, under Windows XP.
Christian LIPPMANN GSI Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
I am currently working for the TRD group of the ALICE experiment at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany. While half of my time I am working on chamber construction and testing, the other half is devoted to Monte Carlo simulations within the framework of the AliRoot code. AliRoot is the ALICE software package, an object oriented framework for event simulations and event reconstruction. In the moment I am comparing position resolution measurements done with prototypes of the ALICE TRD to simulations done with AliRoot. A NIM paper on these results is currently evolving. Many microscopic detector physics effects had to be understood and then implemented into AliRoot in order to understand properly the measured results.
My special interests are (as just described) detector response simulations, but also tracking and reconstruction. I would like to deepen (and my current work also asks for that) my knowledge of modern techniques for software design, tools and technologies. Especially since it is quite hard to understand (and improve) a large software project like AliRoot.
My programming skills are mainly C/C++ on Linux machines but I would like to gain experience also on other platforms and in other languages. I do of course also have a solid knowledge of Windows OS.
Giuseppe LO PRESTI CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I'm a Ph.D. student involved in the online data acquisition software working group for the CMS experiment at CERN. My research areas include distributed computing and networking, and presently the devised work at CERN includes the evaluation of Peer-to-peer architectures to support distributed services in the context of online data acquisition frameworks.
Known programming languages: Java (J2EE, web applications, applet, swing), XML (Web Services, JAX- APIs), C/C++Builder, Pascal/Delphi, SQL, UML, TEX, Prolog, ML, HTML, JavaScript.
Known Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP (management and network administration), Linux, Sun Solaris (basic administration, batch & scripting programming).
Carlos LOPEZ Instituto de Física, UNAM , Mexico D.F., Mexico
I've been working for 4 years as a system administrator and manager of the Beowulf clusters at the Physics Institute in Mexico, I keep the systems up and running and solve special problems related to the use of the clusters in diverse areas of Physics, sometimes I need to modify code to meet certain conditions needed by some of the research staff.
I program mainly in C, Java, Scheme, Python, C++ and C# and I can learn a new language in a short amount of time, I'm pretty literate and familiar with the Linux operating system and any kind of *NIX operating system, specially the BSD variants like Open BSD and FreeBSD.
We are interested in taking a step forward in the development of the computing effort at the institute getting involved with the grid and particularly with the grid projects hosted at CERN.
In particular, I work with the Mexican group that participates in the ALICE experiment at CERN.
Juan Antonio LOPEZ PEREZ CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Currently, I'm porting the LHC Computing Grid Software (LCG) to Solaris at CERN. Specifically, I have started porting the External Software packages using gcc. This software has been developed only for linux and it must be ported to Solaris and Windows.
I'm familiar with most versions of the Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems and with the Fortran, C++, Pascal and Basic programming languages.
Sebastian LOPIENSKI CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am working on the CVS Services provided at CERN by the IT/Product Support group. My work so far includes designing, implementing and maintaining the Central CVS Service, as well as non-AFS based CVS Service for LCG. I develop code mainly in Perl, shell scripts, PHP and Python, using MySQL and Oracle databases, and technologies like SOAP. I'm an administrator of two clusters of Linux machines (one for each CVS Service). As a secondary task, I am involved in development of Quattor (formerly part of the European DataGrid Fabric Management): GUI client and authorization module to the Configuration Database (CDB). I also have several year experience in programming Java, PHP and using SQL.
Pedro LOUREIRO CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  At the moment I'm working for the IT/AIS group, implementing a tool with which the users will be able to assign different roles to people working at CERN (a Department Head can define who is the DPO, who in turn can define who is the department’s safety officer (DSO),…). Soon, I'll join a project that will re-implement the Finance Department’s application for the administration of suppliers.
Familiar with Windows, Unix and Linux Operation Systems.
Experieced in C, C++, Java and PERL.
Esben LUND University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  I am currently doing my Ph.D. on a joint project between CMS and ATLAS at CERN. I started in January 2004 and I am writing a propagator in C++ taking all known material and magnetic field effects into account. This propagator will be used in the reconstruction of tracks at CMS and ATLAS, primarily muons. It propagates (calculates) the movement of a charged particle through the detector given track-parameters from the inner detector. I am using the existing ORCA and COBRA architecture at CMS for my software development.
After finishing my master degree in High Energy Physics, in 1996, I have primarily been working in software development. In a big banking project (COBOL, DB2 and MVS) and a smaller internet startup project (SOAP, XML and Java), working for Accenture. On game development (C and Windows) and science applications (FORTRAN). I am also familiar with machine code, Visual Basic and C++.
Valeria MANNA Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

Many international Grid projects have been launched recently in order to face the enormous amount of astronomical data which is produced and/or will be produced in the next years by the new generation of large telescopes and CCD mosaic detectors. In this scenario, the INAF-OAC is deeply involved with the realization of the Astrophysical National Grid. This effort is supported by FIRB and COFIN2003 founds. In particular, I'm consultant in this last project (COFIN 2003 "Data Grid in astrophysical research: Beowulf cluster and Wide Field Imaging data reduction" local PI E. Cascone), and I'm in charge of the configuration and installation of the front-end for the national GRID. Furthermore I'm focusing my study on the aspects related to the integration into the national GRID of the VST ( program features with particular concern on the use of INAF-OAC BEOWULF clusters ( for the elaboration of big format astronomy images and the related software pipeline for data reduction. I will investigate about the advantages regarding the integration of the Beowulf cluster inside the Grid architecture, as well as the continuity of the offered service.
Barbara MARTELLI CNAF - INFN, Bologna, Italy
Since 2002 I am software developer and system administrator at CNAF - INFN, in Bologna.
I've developed a postrgresql based application, which maintains information about tier1's machines (HW and SW configuration, physical position, etc.). Moreover the application automates the configuration of DNS and DHCP servers and does VLAN tagging on switches.
Now I'm working at High Availability clusters built on RedHat Advanced Server 2.1 and 3.0.
I'm Oracle DBA and I'm working at deployment of an Oracle cluster (with RAC architecture).
I'm webmaster of tier1 web site, soon on line.
I'm responsible of Chaff’s RLS replica setup and maintenance, and I'm collaborating with CERN IT DB group in testing multimaster RLS replication.
  I am working for two projects related to HEP. One is ALICE, experiment of the LHC. Other one is the AUGER experiment, now being built at Argentina.
My work for ALICE has to do with physics for finding jets (subset of correlated particles in eta-phi space) in pp and Ion-Ion collisions. This kind of work was done within the ROOT and ALIROOT framework. For the AUGER experiment I am related to the simulation and reconstruction of both fluorescence and surface detector, besides I have to develop some soft analysis tool via web pages, using in particular (Mysql, javascript and Qt designer).

Languages: C/C++, Java, Javascript, Mysql, Matlab
Frameworks: ROOT, ALIROOT, Mathematica.
I am finishing my Ph. D. studies and for me (especially for the ALICE work via GRID) it is vital to have a strong knowledge of computing.
Zdenek MAXA University College London, London, United Kingdom
  I am member of research staff of High Energy Physics group of University College London. Particularly, we develop event visualization tool for ATLAS CERN experiment called Atlantis written in Java. My current task is to implement network communication interface in Atlantis for connection with other software running within ATLAS software framework (ATHENA). RPC (Remote Procedure Call) technologies like XML-RPC are used. I am interested in network/distributed applications development in languages Java/Python under GNU/Linux operating system. Software Technologies Track of the CERN Summer Computing School is of high interest for me since for it covers other XML based technologies such as SOAP and web services.
Joao Gentil MENDES SARAIVA LIP, Lisboa, Portugal
  I am working in the TilCal/ATLAS calorimeter. My work has been focoused in experimental physics, mainly, the analysis of test beam data from the calibration runs that occured at CERN durring the past 3-4 years. In particular I am studying the impact of photostatistics on the TileCal performance. This work included simulation using the GEANT package. I am familiar with Linux and MSWindows as OS. In relation with programming skills it is centered in the Fortran language with some brief knowledge on the programming in C++.
Monica MOLES CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am working in the AB-BDI-SW section. This section provides all the software necessary to develop, test, diagnose and maintain the different instruments produced by the group.
Currently I am involved in the design, development and implementation of two tools.
The primary goal of the ROSALI project is to provide CERN physicists with a Machine Development tool application for developing and testing software algorithms in an easy and rapid way. The users will implement the algorithms building a sequence of instructions selected from a graphical interface. Those instructions could load data from several BDI instruments and merge them to obtain diagrams or perform new calculations. The application will be implemented using Java technology.
The second project I am involved in is a web-based application to plan, schedule and coordinate the section activity. This tool will record the meeting minutes, the bugs and issues for enhancement reported by the users in the software developed by the section and it will also generate dynamically the activity planning from the information obtained from the issues and the meeting minutes. This tool will be built using web technologies and Oracle databases.
Sophie MONTIES Etat De Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland
  I have a PHD in database field and I am actually working as a database administrator and I hope to work with the GRID technology using Oracle 10G.
I am familiar with the Unix OS and Oracle databases.
Sean MURRAY iThemba Labs, Somerset West, South Africa
  I am currently responsible for the data acquisition systems of our lab together with one other. This involves a K600 spectrometer and a gamma-ray spectroscopy array, together with materials research. I am also responsible for modeling of our detector systems mostly with GEANT. I am the liaison between the physicists and the IT department. We are currently building our first cluster for modeling purposes.
C,C++, Python, php, sql.
Linux (RedHat),Windows (2k,NT), LynxOS 4.0., OpenVMS, Tru64, in that order of knowledge
Maurizio NAGNI Università degli Studi di Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
I am currently working on the flight model of Pamela experiment, aiming to study the antimatter and matter component in cosmic rays: my work consists in creating an object oriented, based on CERN's ROOT analysis framework to test the instrument on ground, that in Moscow will be used in real time to qualify and store analysis of downlinked data between orbital passes and to plan for the following orbital operations.
I am skillful and experienced in the use of C, C++, Java, Fortran programming languages, in all the Windows family operating systems released so far and in several Linux distributions and related Open Source software.
Danila OLEYNIK Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
The main direction of my current work is the management of development group for RDIG (Russian Data Intensive GRID) web portal ( RDIG consortium was created by eight Russian institutes (IHEP, IMPB RAS, ITEP, JINR, KIAM RAS, PNPI, RRC KI, SINP MSU) as a national federation in the EGEE project.
Main goal of RDIG web portal are: informational support of RDIG EGEE project; joining of the various services given by the participants in one web portal
Also I am involved in research work dealing with interface development from Microsoft Windows platform to LCG middleware software. I have a good knowledge of C, C++, Visual Basic, Perl, PHP, ASP, Java . I work with RedHat Linux and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
Petr OLMER CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am a programmer in the CERN Remedy team. I develop and maintain workflow applications PRMS, ITCM, and HMS. The PRMS (Problem Report Management System) is a general purpose tracking system which is available to all Cern Experiments/Support Group. The ITCM (IT Call Management) is an application designed to handle the requests from CERN/IT groups to Service Providers and to log every event happening in the CERN Computer Centre. The HMS (Hardware State Management) is a application that tracks and locates hardware within the CERN Computer Centre, namely it is used for installing, moving, renaming, and retiring machines.
I am familiar with both Windows and Unix, Perl, C, PHP, UML, SQL, languages based on logical or functional paradigms, and partly with Java.
Andres F. OSORIO-OLIVEROS The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  I'm currently doing a Ph.D. in Particle Physics. My work is related to the possibility of a Future Linear Collider. In that context, I'm studying the Strong interactions of W_L W_L bosons in e+e- collisions. This type of interactions should provide some light about the mechanisms by which W/Z acquire their mass, the also called spontaneously Symmetry Breaking mechanism. I run Whizard event generator to simulate my signal events, and SIMDET to simulate detector response. I have written several lines of code to do the analysis. I'm running everything under Linux, and I'm familiar with C/C++ programming language, BASH scripts, and job submission with OpenPBS.
Carlos Osuna ESCAMILLA CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Currently I’m working in the IT division at CERN, LCG project and C&T section. I’m in charge of the autobuild system for the middleware and other administration affairs like CVS. In addition since two months ago I’m porting the middleware (and external) software to other operative systems apart from rh7.3, starting with rh Enterprise. This works involves compilation of the software, rebuilding of the rpms and installing them in a small test bed in order to test that the software works properly.
I’m familiar with Linux (and Windows) OS, and languages as C++, java, bash, python, etc.
Adam PADEE Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  At my institute I am working on parallel and distributed evolutionary algorithms. As a part of my work I developed an application for optimization of track reconstruction in NA-58 experiment. It is based on parallel genetic algorithm and operates in LSF system environment. I write most of my programs in C++, but I'm also familiar with C#, Java and Perl languages. I have very good administration and development skills for Unix-based (mainly Linux and Solaris) and Windows environments. I also have considerable experience with computational grids - I am involved in creation of Warsaw CrossGrid testbed, and Polish Regional Operations Center in EGEE project.
Joao PINA LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Física Experimental de Partículas, Lisboa, Portugal
  Presently I’m simulating in GEANT4 via FADS/Goofy package the TILECAL/ATLAS in standalone mode for the testbeam setup. The objective of this work is to study the influence of the HV fluctuations in the TILECAL performance. This work is part of my Master Thesis in phase of conclusion (June 2004). For this work I’m using the CERNLIB package under Linux. I’m also working in the TILECAL DCS and for that I make use of PVSSII under windows.
As for programming languages I’m familiar with FORTRAN and C++.
Paulo PINTO CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Development of C++ applications/libraries for the Atlas High Level Trigger experiment. Namely a development of a simulator of the cluster so that the physicists could test their algorithms before submitting them to the cluster.
Librarian responsible for managing one of the Atlas High Level Trigger source code repositories and setting the schedule for the releases.
Development of small Python applications to help Atlas High Level Trigger developers in their day to day tasks.
I am familiar with the C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Perl, Tcl programming languages, among others. I have already used the following operating systems, Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Aix, Solaris, FreeBSD.
Vagner PINTO MORAIS CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
1 - Description of current work:
The name of the project that I'm developing is "AliEn Grid Portal". The AliEn Grid Portal is a grid computing environment, with an interface Web for a production system that simulates, reconstruct and analyze HEP data in a distributed way, called AliEn. In this portal, the user can access to the distributed system in a transparent way, which can submit jobs, check the status of that jobs, and get additional statistical information of monitorization. The developing of the middleware of this portal made use of key grid technology. The security and authentication of the portal is based on the Globus Grid Security infrastructure and on an online credentials repository system, called MyProxy. The different OGSI compliant Grid Services developed runs on a Container provided by the package module OGSI::Lite. The middleware is being extended to provide grid services based on the new grid services model - WRSF.
2 - Operating Systems:
Windows, Unix (Linux)
3 - Programming Language(s):
C/C++ (MFC, DirectX), Java, Perl, Python, XML, SQL
Gergana POPOVA Varna University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria
  I am a PhD in Computer science. The field of my thesis is "Integration of the IS within the University network”. I have a 4-year experience as an OOP programmer. I have also worked with CAVO, Delphi, Java, Database and SQL. In addition to that I have been working as a teacher at the University of Varna for 3 years. In my field of study I specialized two times as a transfer student in the periods 09.2002- 02.2003 (Nantes, France) and 09.2003-02.2004 (Annecy, France).
Pawel PRZEWLOCKI A. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Warsaw, Poland
For my Ph.D. thesis I am working on ICARUS, large liquid argon TPC detector experiment, aimed at studying neutrino oscillations phenomenon. This includes the tau appearance search in interactions of neutrinos from CNGS beam. It is essential for this study to effectively distinguish tau neutrino signal from the background (mostly muon neutrinos). I am currently working on adapting NUANCE Monte Carlo simulation to the needs of the experiment and performing an analysis to achieve best tau event selection by finding some distinctive features of tau events. I'm also working on the reconstruction of events in ICARUS detector. Operating systems I'm familiar with: Linux, MS Windows (any version)
Programming languages: Object Pascal, C/C++, Fortran, PHP.
Stefan ROISER CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
I am currently working with the SEAL project (CERN/PH/SFT) responsible for a software package, in collaboration with the ROOT team, which provides reflection information for C++ objects. I am also maintaining a package in the LHCb experiment which describes their Event model in a high level description language (was developed by me in the context of my PhD thesis). Operating systems I am familiar with are windows and linux. In the last years I have been working mainly with the languages C++, Python and XML but I am also familiar with several other languages like Perl, Java, HTML, Lisp.
Alain ROMEYER Université de Mons Hainaut, Mons, Belgium

I'm working on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment which will be installed on the LHC proton proton collider at CERN where I have mainly two activities.
The first one is to install a computer farm in my university and to connect it to the GRID in order to be included in the CMS computing architecture.
My second activity deals with physic and I'm developing a physic analysis for the planned 2005 CMS TDR of physics. Within the MSUGRA theoretical framework, on a particular phase space point, I'm trying to sign the production of the light neutral higgs h0 decaying in a b-bar pair.
Concerning computing, I'm familiar with Windows and Linux OS and I know FORTRAN, C, C++, html, perl... programming languages.
Tapas, SAMANTA Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  At home Institute, I do developmental work related to Grid, Clustering, Cyclotron Control and Networking etc. Presently my home Institute is being set up as a TIER-II centre for ALICE experiment. I am fully involved in it. I am working on AliEn project under the CERN-INDIA collaboration. As part of that I worked with EP division of CERN. I have developed code for gridFTP interface to AliEn and presently I am working on the Perl Test Harness suit for AliEn as a test environment for AliEn-ARDA prototype.
Sebastian SCHMIDT Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München, Germany
  I work as a PhD student at the H1 experiment at HERA in Hamburg. I measure the cross sections of D* mesons and associated two jet events in deep inelastic scattering (DIS). From the jet structure of those events one can get information about the production mechanism of charm quarks in DIS which is dominantly produced via Boson-Gluon-Fusion.
Another part of my work is the maintenance of the L2NN, a level 2 trigger at the H1 experiment based on neural nets. This maintenance includes software for the development of neural nets and software controlling the trigger hardware.
I'm familiar with Fortran (my analysis code), C++ (newly developed analysis frame work at H1 which I compared to the old frame work to make sure that the results are the same), C (used in my diploma thesis), Pascal, Delphi (during university time), 80-86-Assembler. Operating systems include Linux (daily work), Windows XP ("office" work), AIX and Solaris (server administration).
John Erik SLOPER Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
I am currently working with the ATLAS project in the Trigger and Data Acquisition group (TDAQ). My work is within the online software part of the system which encompasses configuration, control and monitoring of the Trigger-DAQ. The major part of my work is developing an access control system for communication between agents on different machines. I am also involved in the preparation and support for the ATLAS test beam this summer.
The working environment used in my group is linux, and I have experience working and developing in Microsoft Windows environments as well. I am familiar with the following programming languages: C/C++, JAVA, PHP, some Perl, XML/HTML and SQL. I also have experience with a variety of libraries for C++ and JAVA (QT, OpenGL, etc).
Ewa STANECKA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Krakow, Poland
  I’m currently working on ATLAS, one of the two general purpose detectors placed along the LHC accelerator at CERN. I am involved in the development of the control system for ATLAS Semi-Conductor Tracker. In particular I’m writing C and C++ software providing interface between SCT Power Supply System and higher levels of DCS via CAN bus protocol.
The theoretical part of my work consists of Monte Carlo simulation of the minimum bias type events as well as on simulations of selected physics processes, preparing a massive production of MC events for the ATLAS experiment.
Eight years (5 years during studies and three during my current job) of active programming gave me an experience in:
  • operational systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Linux
  • programming languages: ANSI C, C++, Fortran, HTML, XML
  • technologies: OO programming, GRID computing
Maciej STEPNIEWSKI CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am working on monitoring alarm console for CERN Computer Center. I am also involved in designing database structure for storing configuration information. Main part of my graduation thesis is designing security policy for Detector Construction Database (DCDB) for Alice experiment. At work I am using RedHat CEL3 linux. For university project I use Debian Linux. I am also familiar with MS Windows environment. I can code in the following languages (fluency in order of appearance):
1) Java, C++, SQL, JSP, Html
2) C, PL/SQL, Perl, PHP, Pascal
3) Bash, Basic
Robert SULEJ Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
My main field of interests is neural network applications for pattern recognition and image processing. Presently I am involved in two experiments: COMPASS and ICARUS. I am working on selection of specific types of interactions from the background. That is photon-gluon fusion for COMPASS experiment and tau neutrino search for ICARUS experiment. Also, I am trying to develop alternative way to clear the ICARUS images from the noise for better track reconstruction. I am using my own system for preparing and testing the neural networks for all of the mentioned tasks. It is written in C# and parts are optimized in C++ / assembler. The graphical user interface is working under MS Windows, but the neural network engine is quite independent and can be used in Linux programs without any modifications.
Pierre Elias TISSOT-DAGUETTE CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
AliEn Web Portal
AliEn system, an implementation of Grid system by Alice Collaboration, is currently being used to produce and analyze Monte Carlo data at over 30 sites on four continents. The AliEn Web Portal is built around common Open Source components with backend based on Grid Services and following WSRF model. An easy and intuitive presentation's layer gives the opportunity to the user to access information from multiple sources in a transparent and convenient way. Users can manipulate and check job provenance and access monitoring information. The presentation layer is separated from the content layer which is realized as several Grid and Web Services serving one or more users or Virtual Organizations. The security and authentication of the portal is based on the Globus Grid Security infrastructure, WSRF::Lite and MyProxy online credentials repository. Operating system: windows 2000 and red hat, languages: Perl, C++, Java, php.
Min-Hong TSAI Academia Sinica, Nangang District, Taipei City 115, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

I fill multiple roles for my home institution and CERN IT.
For Academia Sinica Computing center I am contributing to both our LCG GOC and GGUS teams. I serve as a liaison for ASCC to our partners at RAL and FZK. In addition I provide development and design of procedures and tools that are used by our two support teams.
I am also responsible for the preparation of ASCC to join in CMS production activities. Later on I will serve as the ASCC's local production manager for CMS collaboration.
For IT GD, I am responsible for documenting troubleshooting procedures and the development of Grid Information System monitoring application.
OS: windows, linux
languages: perl, python, C, C++
Alessandro USAI CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  I am currently working at CERN for the GRID project within the GRID Deployment Group. My task is to provide and maintain all the relevant documentation required to manually install the various nodes within the GRID as well as troubleshoot any problems the GRID sites might face.
I am familiar with linux, UNIX as well as windows.
I have programming experience with C++, Java, Perl, Python, FORTRAN.
George Vasilakis Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece
  Current work is focused on an extension to the ARION project - An e-Science middleware system designed and implemented to support search and retrieval of scientific information and the on demand execution of scientific computational workflows using a mobile agent platform. The current aim is to replace the agent platform with Globus and provide the ARION system with better security, management and performance capabilities and possibly integrate with the Web Services initiative through the OGSA specification.
I have worked with Unix, Linux, Win9x, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems. I have some experience in Lisp and Prolog, I have good experience in Pascal and Fortran, and very good experience in C, C++ and Java.
Zornitsa ZAHARIEVA CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
As part of the Data Management section in the AB department, Controls group, I am involved in the following projects 'Documenting the LHC Injector Chain', 'Thyratrons tracking and management for the AB-BT-KPS section', 'AT-ACR Cryogenic Thermometers Project', 'PLCs tracking and configuration', 'Authorization and Authentication Tools for all web-deployed Oracle Forms applications in the AB department' .
My work in relation to the projects mentioned above includes: user requirements analysis and modeling (UML); database design, implementation and support (Oracle, MS Access, SQL, PL/SQL); interface development – web interfaces (PL/SQL, ASP, HTML, CSS), client-side development (Oracle Forms); authentication and authorization solutions for web-deployed Oracle Forms and PL/SQL web interfaces (Web services, Java, PL/SQL); EDMS local administrator for AB department, asset tracking and product data management systems (EDMS, Axalant, MTF, MP5i); supervision of members of different projects; users support.
Operating Systems: MS Windows, Unix
Programming Languages: C; Java; Perl; Tcl/Tk; Shell programming; SQL; PL/SQL; XML; HTML/DHTML; CSS; JavaScript; ASP; VisualBasic; PHP; UML
Yue ZHOU Academia Sinica, Nangang District, Taipei City, R.O.C. Taiwan

For Academia Sinica Physics Institute, I am contributing to AMS group, porting test software from PC(x86) to PowerPC.
OS: linux
languages: C++, C, python
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