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CERN School of Computing 2006  21 August - 1 September 2006 in Helsinki, Finland

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Hélène Cordier

 IN2P3/CNRS - Lyon

Helene Cordier received her PhD in Fluid Mechanics Numerical Simulation in 1999 from the University of Aix-Marseille II.
Starting from modeling and simulation jobs in her specialty, she then worked in IT manager positions within a couple of private companies.
She joined CNRS and the computer center of the IN2P3 in 2004 as a member of the EU project EGEE, working on operations issues. She is deputy for the French Core Infrastructure Center and acts as a coordinator for the EGEE-grid daily operations teams.
Since April 2005, she is also LCG-France operations manager.

François Flückiger


François Flückiger, Director of the CERN School of Computing, is Technology Liaison Officer for Information Technologies at CERN and Manager of the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications. 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, including the management of CERN's World-Wide Web team after the departure of the Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee. 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 33 years of experience in networking and information technologies. François Flückiger graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité in 1973 and holds an MBA from the Enterprise Administration Institute in Paris in 1977.

Rudi Frühwirth


Rudi Frühwirth 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.

Bob Jacobsen

University of California at Berkeley  

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.

Erwin Laure


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

SWX Swiss Exchange

Martin Liendl worked as a CERN Fellow for the Compact Muon Collaboration in the experiment's Core Computing group. There he was responsible for the Detector Description Database and its integration to the CMS simulation package. Futhermore he co-ordinated work related to the realization of a Conditions Database for CMS and implements related prototypes. Martin received his Master in Physics worked 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. At the end of his Fellowship, Martin again returned to industry.

Alberto Pace


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.

Klaus Schossmaier


Klaus Schossmaier studied Computer Sciences and earned a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts (USA) and a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology (Austria) while working as Research Assistant in project SynUTC. Since September 1999 he holds a staff position at CERN where he been working in the ALICE Data Acquisition project.

Heinz Stockinger

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne   Switzerland

Heinz Stockinger has been working in Grid projects in Europe (European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN) and in the U.S. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, SLAC) for many years and in various functions. 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.
Heinz is currently affiliated with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Lausanne, Switzerland) where he works for the Embrace Grid project. He has been appointed associate professor (Privatdozent) at the University of Vienna (Faculty of Computer Science), where he was leading of the Research Lab for Computational Technologies and Applications in 2005. Currently, he also has a teaching appointment with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne). Heinz holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Vienna, Austria.


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