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Geoffray ADDE CERN
  I am from France. I received my PhD. in computer science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 2005. My PhD work was focused on "Imaging Processing Methods Applied to Magneto-Electro-Encephalography Inverse Problem". I have been a research engineer for 6 years at Electricité de France (EDF) in Energy Management, working on time series forecasting. I am now a staff member in the IT department at CERN in the Data Storage Services group. I am working on the evaluation of cloud storage solutions like S3 and OpenStack/Swift. I am also part of the EOS development team. The main goal of this project is to provide fast and reliable disk only storage technology for CERN LHC use cases. I'm currently using mainly C++ but I used to work also with MATLAB, R and Python.
Sul-Ah AHN Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) – Republic of Korea
  I have worked for the Global Science experimental Data hub Center (GSDC) at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) since last year. My institute is starting to operate a Tier-1 candidate center for ALICE experiment this year. My mission at GSDC is to analyze ESD data and AOD data from ALICE experiment.  As for the operating systems, I am experienced with Unix/Linux/x-windows, and Microsoft Windows systems.  As for the programming languages, I have been using Basic, PASCAL, Fortran, C and Matlab. I have some experiences with C++, Java, PHP, and SQL but not so much. I as well got my Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) specializing in theoretical and numerical study of high Tc superconductivity.
Raphael AHRENS IBergische Universität Wuppertal - Germany
  I am a computer science student at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and currently working on my diploma thesis at the University of Wuppertal. The subject of the thesis is the development of a feedback channel for the Job Execution Monitor (JEM). JEM is a monitoring system that runs concurrently with a submitted grid job. The feedback channel tries to provide JEM with the ability to increase the monitoring level after a job has started and gives the user the possibility to gather job information while the job is running. After my thesis I plan to start a master of computer simulation at the University of Wuppertal. My interests lie in programming languages, distributed and parallel computing and operating systems. On my private computers I like to play around with FreeBSD, Gentoo and Ubuntu.
Roberto ALVAREZ ALONSO CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a software engineer, currently working in the CERN Service Management Team as a Project Associated for the GS-SMS group. My work consist in administrate, maintain and customize the Service-Now system at CERN to adapt it to the needs of the users, within which, my main task is the integration of the tool with third-party systems, like GGUS or INFOREAM. I am also involved in the maintenance of several SharePoint sites and in the development of .NET desktop applications used internally in our group. Before that, I worked 3 years in the University of Oviedo as researcher involved in several projects where I acquired a wide experience in management, programing and designing. Given all of the above, my technical knowledge covers: C#.NET, Javascript, ASP.NET, PHP, C/C++ and Java. Furthermore, I have experience with DBMS as Oracle and MySQL. Usually, I work on Windows or Mac, but I also have some knowledge of Unix systems.
Elias ALVAREZ GRANDA CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a computer engineer working for Service Management section in IT-DI which is responsible for providing the means to enable the adoption and usage of ITIL best practices for the management of all services that the IT. The main task I am involved in is the development of new processes and features and the maintenance of the tool used to manage ITIL processes called Service-Now use in IT and GS departments. Previously I was working on IT-OIS-IN in Email and Fax Service, I was involved in the migration of the Email infrastructure from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010. I was also involved in the redesign of the web services used by MMM and account management to interact with the E-mail Service and some other projects on SharePoint. I am looking forward to visiting Uppsala and taking part in all CSC activities.
Carmen ALVAREZ PEREZ CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I first came at CERN as a summer student in 2010 to work in the CERN Document Server team. After this, I graduated in 2011 with a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from University of Oviedo, Spain, and then came back to CERN to work in the same section for one more year. I am currently a fellow working in the HR department, where I improve the recruitment process by making studies about the current practices, and the webpage (specially the application forms) so we can get better data from the candidates and automate part of the procedures. I also provide support and maintenance of HR’s internal Oracle Application Express applications that already exist and create statistic reports. I currently work with PL/SQL and Windows mainly, but I've worked with Linux, Python and web languages (html, javascript, css), and I used mainly Java at university.

Marilena BANDIERAMONTE University of Catania - Italy
  I am a computer science engineer and I took my laurea degree in January 2007.  After working in the Distributed Systems research group at DIEEI of Catania University, I have started this year a PhD in Catania, working at Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and at INAF. My research activity has been mainly focused on metaheuristics and scheduling algorithm in Grid Computing. I am currently involved in a project, founded by the Italian Ministry of Research that aims to develop a detection system for containers control, making use of the muon tomography. It uses the secondary particles of cosmic rays, affecting every place on Earth with a constant flux, revealing the deflection of these particles when crossing high atomic number materials. I will deal specifically with issues of reconstruction and visualization of the tracks and with the visualization of 3D tomographic images
Giovanni BIANCHI CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I first came at CERN in 2010, on a scholarship by University of California, soon after I graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Pisa. I stayed 10 months and worked for PH-CMS on high-performance software simulations for the FF-LYNX project. Then I came back in November 2011 as a fellow and again for PH-CMS.  I working on tkGeometry, software to perform quick simulations of a whole range of different architectural layouts of the CMS silicon tracker and compare their performances in terms of geometric efficiency, power consumption, radiation length, cost and many other figures of merit. tkGeometry is an ideal prototyping tool because it runs much faster than full-fledged CMSSW simulations. It is written entirely in C++, relying on STL, ROOT and Boost libraries.  Aside from C++, I master Java, Python and PHP and attended a CERN course on OOP patterns.
Mirela BOTEZATU CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  Mirela Botezatu is currently working with Andrzej Nowak on Performance Tuning in CERN Openlab, in collaboration with Intel. She graduated in Computer Science from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, specializing in compilers and operating systems. She has also completed her Master I in Data Mining at Université Paris 6. During her studies, she worked as an intern for several companies including BitDefender, Avira and Jinny Software focusing on computing tasks, and researched clustering data from social networks at Laboratoire d'Informatique Pairs 6.
Gautam BOTREL CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
    My current work is to setup a Issue tracking service for the CERN community, that's to say to include Atlassian tools within IT services. It involves some development (java, javascript, jsp), some configuration to fit the CERN virtual infrastructure (quattor, puppet). In the CSC 2012 program, the "Virtualization and clouds", "Data technologies", "Creating secure software", "Networking QoS and performance" are of great interest and directly related to my current work. The other topics all seem interesting and I'm very eager to take them. I'm familiar with Windows and Unix based system. I do have a developer profile (C/C++, Java, Qt, Lua, Python, Git, ...) and some knowledge in Databases and web-programming.
Mariana BUSTAMANTE Uppsala University - Sweden
    I have been living in Uppsala for the past year and a half in order to complete the MSc in Computer Science programme at Uppsala University. During the course of the master programme, my interests have included subjects such as Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, Large Scale Programming, Computer Assisted Image Analysis, and Scientific Visualization. This semester I started working on my final thesis project, which is collaboration between the Centre for Image Analysis at the university and the Uppsala University Hospital. The goal of the project is to analyse and experiment with techniques to identify very small differences between MRI volumes of trauma patients. So far I've worked extensively with 3DSlicer (a software package for visualization), ITK and Matlab, so I've been coding mostly using C++ and Python. * Operative Systems: Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, Solaris, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows. * Languages: Python, Erlang, C, C++, Matlab, Java, Haskell, Bash, SQL.
Samuele CARLI CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I currently work on the author disambiguation facility for INSPIRE, the CERN's digital library.My work is focused on approximating the solution of a hard, constantly evolving problem using high level techniques, parallel and distributed computing as well as crowd-sourcing based algorithm supervision; this involves research on cutting edge multi-staged data clustering algorithms, exploration of possibilities for optimization and parallelization of such algorithms and research in techniques to allow fast re- computation upon small input data changes. I am familiar with high level languages as Python (main language used in INSPIRE), matlab-like and java as well as C, C++. I am usually working with UNIX like operating systems.  I am as well a M.Sc. student in computer science at Università degli Studi di Firenze specializing in numerical analysis and parallel computing; I have broad and strong interests across many fields, especially physics, mathematics and electronics.
Jose CASTRO LEON   CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

Currently I am working in IT-OIS group at CERN as Service Manager at CERN virtualization infrastructure. I am involved in capacity management, resource planning, stabilize and scale out of the system to the current capacity (+3000VMs in 350 hypervisors). Since last year, I am also of the Agile Infrastructure team focusing on management of large-scale computing resources using standard open source tools like KVM, Puppet and Openstack aiming to build a scalable and reliable private cloud solution at CERN. I am designing and implementing the integration of Agile into the CERN environment in terms of authentication, authorization and user interaction on the private cloud. I also present AI Infrastructure as a Service project in HEPIX 2012 conference in Prague.

Luca CERVIGNI CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
    I am currently studying in Milan "Security of Systems and IT Networks" and working at CERN as a system administrator. I've been always extremely interested about IT and high energy physics and for these reasons I joined CERN. I wrote a new monitoring system for the Water Cooled Racks in the CERN computer centre and right now I'm developing tool that are helping my team to enhanced the productivity and save time while the system administration tasks. I am experienced in PHP and in writing website respecting web standards, also I code in C++ and bash for my system administrator duties.
Mattia CINQUILLI CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am currently working as a fellow in the CERN IT department for the Experiment Support group. I am developing and contributing in the design of the next generation of workload management applications for the CMS experiment, and in particular I am in charge to work on the end user analysis workflow. The underlying infrastructure of these new tools is written in Python programming language and introduces a multilayered server environment which uses new technologies such as NoSQL databases (namely CouchDB) and RESTFull based web services, technologies on which I am strictly involved. During my fellowship I have also contributed to the Experiment Dashboard to improve its job monitoring reliability. Currently I am also in charge to develop and maintain part of the Data Popularity job data acquisition into Oracle database through PL/SQL routines.
Gabriele COMPOSTELLA Max Planck Institute for Physics, Münich - Germany
  I studied physics in Italy and received my PhD in 2004 with a measurement of the top quark pair production cross section at CDF. During graduate school I also contributed to the transition of the computing model of the experiment towards the Grid. One year ago I joined the ATLAS collaboration and moved to MPP Munich, where I work on a precision measurement of the top quark mass with a multidimensional template method. I am also involved in ATLAS distributed computing, and contributed to PanDa pilot automatic retries. I usually program in C++ in the ROOT framework for my data analysis activities, but I have more fun with python and bash scripting and use them whenever I can. Even though I've recently joined the Dark Side by making the switch to Mac OSX, I consider myself a free software enthusiast and enjoy using GNU/Linux on a daily basis.
Samir CURY SIQUEIRA CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
    After working for 2,5 years in a Tier-2 center for CMS, I've been invited to work on CMS's central Grid operations, having worked with Monte-Carlo production at the Grid, counting on 1800 cores, and now as a Tier-0 operator, counting with 3500 cores to deliver the first RAW and RECO datasets coming from data-taking. My main focus in development is in monitoring tools or integrating existing monitoring for the systems I operate. 

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