CERN School of Computing 2011 15-26 August 2011 - Copenhagen, DK

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana - United States


After a ‘Magister’ of physics at the University of Vienna in 2008, I started my studies as a PhD student in physics with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. As my thesis work I have mainly been working on the extraction of charged hadron multiplicities from datasets collected by the Belle detector at KEK, Japan, which gave me experience in writing analysis modules in C++ on Scientific Linux, in utilizing batch job/LSF queues and c-shell scripts to harvest the Belle datasets and in using ROOT to analyze and display the extracted data. Since September 2010 I have also been involved in the ‘Fast Muon Trigger’ upgrade project at the PHENIX experiment at RHIC/Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA. My main tasks consist of hardware installation, operations software development, detector/trigger commissioning and raw data ‘fast production’, where I obtained basic experience in Perl, PostgreSQL and PHP. As my future work, I would like to apply computational methods and technologies to tackle medium to large scale problems of sustainability, disaster prevention or communication.