Students at CSC2011

The following people have attended the 2010 CERN School of Computing.

Students  1-15 Students 16-30 Students  31-45 Students 46-59
From A to C From D to K From L to Q From R to Z



NIKHEF, Amsterdam - Netherlands


I received a PDEng degree in software technology from Stan Ackermans' School of Technological Design at TU/e in Eindhoven. I carried out my final software design project on the topic of Optimization of Large Scale HEP Data Analysis at NIKHEF, which has to do with efficient access to WLCG data from a local Tier-2 cluster. I'm currently involved in improving the overall data management on the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, as an LHCb liaison at the Physics Data Processing department of NIKHEF. My daily activities also include maintenance of a stager subsystem of the DIRAC community Grid solution used by the LHCb experiment. My current research interests as a PhD student at the Free University of Amsterdam revolve around formal methods for specifying and analyzing the behavior of distributed systems.
I feel comfortable working with C++, Python, Java, both under Linux and Windows.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


I am the responsible for the Data Quality Monitoring software as a fellow currently working at the PH-AID-DA group. I develop the ALICE DQM software package AMORE (Automatic MOnitoRing Environment) that gathers the online data collected by the several detectors of the ALICE Experiment which is then analysed by user defined algorithms provided by the detector teams and finally stores this monitoring information and allows its visualization. I also provide the needed user support to the teams of these detectors. I am familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems and familiar with C, C++, R, Mathematica and Matlab programming languages.



STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot – United Kingdom


I did an MSci in physics at Cambridge before taking a year to travel.  I then started work at STFC near Oxford in the e-Science department.  I am currently working on two projects. One is APEL, the grid accounting system used by EGEE and EGI. I am working on developing a new version of the system in Python.  The second involves collecting data from scientific experiments including ISIS, a particle accelerator. My project is to collect data from different sources including Microsoft Sharepoint and Oracle databases, and prepare the storage database for the experimental data. I have got two years' experience programming in Java and Python on Linux and I am currently gaining experience programming C# in a Windows environment.  I also like playing many different sports and doing puzzles.


Mehmet Ozgur SAHIN

Middle East Technical University, Ankara - Turkey


I am a Physics MSc Student at Middle East Technical University, currently working on analysis of Forward Backward Asymmetry in CMS experiment. I was a CERN summer student last year and I worked on Gamma background events in LCD- CLIC Design Group. I have great enthusiasm for programming and learning computational techniques. I have four years of experience on C++, C, Python and now I am also learning VHDL for programming FPGAs. Lastly, I love swimming and I am open to any swimming competition during the school!



Universität Zürich - Switzerland


I am an Electronics Engineer surrounded by Physicists. I started working at LHCb a year ago, as the control expert for IT and TT sub-detectors. Sure, my background and my job do not involve a lot of computing, but working at CERN I really felt the need to learn more about it so I can contribute a bit more.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


I am a fellow within the IT Department at CERN, in the Data and Storage Services Group. I am also closely working with the ROOT team for enhancing the functionality of the ROOT Framework used for high-physics data analysis. My interests lie in fields of data management and fault tolerance at workflow, file or file-system level. The main project that I am working on is called EOS and integrates various new concepts related to virtualization and state-of-the-art file transfer protocols like xroot. I graduated my master degree in Advance Computing from Imperial College London and I take particular interest in complex systems and mathematical modelling. The main programming language that I am currently using is C/C++, but I also have experience with Java and scripting languages such as Python and bash. I am comfortable using most common operating systems (Linux distributions, Windows and MacOS) and I am familiar with PHP, JavaScript and PL/SQL.


Vijay Kartik SUBBIAH

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


I am a fellow with the Online group in the LHCb experiment at CERN. I am currently working on designing and developing benchmarking tools for measurements on the 1500-node High Level Trigger (HLT) farm. I am also involved in the support and administration of the computing backbone for LHCb. Over the next months, my focus will be on evaluating different distributed file-systems, and provide comparisons and test results to enable a decision to modify the storage framework at LHCb. I am comfortable with C/C++ and Python, and prefer working in a Linux environment. I graduated in Electrical Engineering and lean towards working on topics in signal processing and stochastic analysis.



National Technical University of Ukraine, Kyviv - Ukraine

Graduated from National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnical Institute”, faculty of Electronics, CAD department.  Currently I work on my Ph.D. thesis. I study load balancing algorithms for Nordugrid ARC middleware and develop the one that will operate in Ukrainian GRID environment. I've got experience in programming using languages like C/C++, Java, PHP, PERL, SQL, Python and operational systems like MS Windows, FreeBSD, Linux and Mac OS.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


I am currently studying to finish the master degree in Computer Science at the University of Udine, Italy. I'm working as Technical Student in IT-UDS-AVC section as project leader of the open source software Micala, a tool to record, process and publish web lectures. The growing amount of talks and meetings per day at CERN needs automatic, reliable and powerful software to process them. The software is written mainly in Python, with MySQL and Flash Action Script and is designed to be os and architecture indipendent. It is also intergrated with Indico, CDS Invenio and MediaArchive. I also have programming experience in Java, C#, PHP and web technologies.


CERN, Geneva - Switzerland


Before graduating at the end of 2010 as MsC Telecommunication Engineering ( accredited by ABET ) by ETSIT-UPM ( Madrid ) and MsC Software Engineering of Distributed Systems by IT-KTH ( Stockholm ) I have been working on my final thesis as a Technical Student in IT, more specifically at ES-VO section ( Experiment Support - VO Operations & Services ). I was focused on the extension of HammerCloud, a stress-testing system to commission grid sites for distributed activities, for CMS and LHCb VOs. Nowadays, I am working as a Junior Fellow on PH/LBC since February 2011. I am currently a developer of DIRAC and LHCbDIRAC, being DIRAC (Distributed Infrastructure with Remote Agent Control ) project a complete Grid solution for a community of users needing access to dsitributed resources, in this case, LHCb is the community.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I started working at CERN in April 2007 as Java developer for CERN EDH system, then starting from 2008 till end of 2010 I worked in IT-DB group, my main area of responsibility was middleware infrastructure for CERN administrative applications, which include running and development for Java Middleware like Apache Tomcat, Oracle iAS and Weblogic Application Servers, as well as for Apache HTTP servers, all deployed to Linux OS. For development and administration we used mostly Perl, Python, Java and Unix Shell. Starting from end of 2010 I work in CERN IT-CF group. I work on CDB, system which manages configurations of hardware installed in CERN Computer Centre, it uses Oracle RDBMS for storing data and Perl and Python for its business logic. I also work on Cluman, an application for managing and visualizing large scale clusters, which also uses Python, Java and Oracle RDBMS.


Maksym ZYZAK

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt


Currently, I am doing my PhD in particle physics. I am involved into the development of fast and highly parallelized algorithms for the CBM experiment at FAIR: fast track finding, fast track fitting, short-lived particles reconstruction and selection. Also I participated in the development of the fast track reconstruction in the TPC detector of the STAR experiment at RHIC based on the Cellular Automaton method, in the development of the KFParticle package for the ALICE experiment. In my programs I use vectorization (based on SIMD instructions set) and parallelization between cores of CPU.