CERN School of Computing 2013
19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus

From A to C
ABI AKI Maya University of Qatar, Doha - Qatar
  I am a Physics Lab Coordinator at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). I completed her MSc studies in Physics at the American University of Beirut where I worked as a research assistant in the field of Materials Science; I focused mainly on the growth and characterization of oxide thin films. I joined TAMUQ in 2009 upon my graduation and I am currently a member of the research group of Dr. Othmane Bouhali, director of research computing at TAMUQ. The group is participating in the CMS experiment at the LHC. I am involved in the study of the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), a detector proposed as a solution for the future upgrade of the CMS endcap muon detection system. My work involves data analysis of test beam data taken at CERN as well as electric field and avalanche simulation.
AGTZIDIS Ioannis CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am currently a student at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During my university studies I gained a wide spectrum of knowledge which varies from electrical circuits and mathematics to computer programming and electronics. As a perfect complement to my studies, I am currently doing a one year internship at CERN IT Department which gives me valuable working experience of the best quality, on the subject that I am most interested in. Finally CSC is ideal place to meet people of same interests, improve my technical skills and enjoy a beautiful island.
AKISHINA Valentina Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main -  Germany
  Currently I am doing my PhD in particle physics. I am involved into the development of fast and highly parallelized tracking algorithms for the CBM experiment at FAIR: fast track finding, fast track fitting. In my programs I use vectorization (based on SIMD instructions set) and parallelization between cores of CPU and GPU (Open Multi-Processing).
AMERI Parinaz Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) - Germany
  I am a PhD student working on the improvement of data life cycles for scientific Big Data, corresponding to community specific and generic patterns. The high energy physics community has a lot of experience with the analysis and management of large scale data. Its methods are also applicable for many other scientific communities. In my PhD, I try to adopt some of these methods for the usage in other scientific communities, working together with colleagues from CERN and the German Tier-1 center GridKa. I did my Bachelor studies in physics and I have written my master thesis in IT on a topic related to cloud computing. I am able to program Java, C++ and scripting languages like Python. I have experience in the Linux and network administration, databases, and cluster/cloud computing. I would appreciate the opportunity to participate in your school. The topics fit very well the challenges of my current work.
ANTOSIK Marta CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  Currently, I am a technical student in the Information Technology (IT) department, Communication Systems (CS) group at CERN. My job is related to network monitoring systems and maintenance of the network infrastructure. In parallel, I study at the Warsaw University of Technology specializing in Telecommunications. The main objective of my Bachelor thesis was a research on routing protocols in Delay and Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN) in urban areas during emergency and rescue scenarios. During my studies, I worked as an intern in several places including Accenture, France Telecom Group or the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where I took part in the Summer Research Internship (SRI) Programme in 2012. In the latter, I was involved in a project concerning a fusion a pair of images in the JPEG domain using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) method. Recently, I use mostly C/C++ and Perl programming languages.
ATTIKIS Alexandros University of Cyprus, Nicosia - Cyprus
  I am from Cyprus and have recently defended my PhD in Physics, with title "Search for light charged Higgs bosons with the H+ -> tau+ nu decay in the fully hadronic final state". The search was based on 2.3 fb-1 of data, recorded in early 2011 with the CMS detector and at a centre-of-mass-energy of 7 TeV. I am currently in the process of applying for a post-doctoral position, while in parallel contributing towards the update of the search for a light/heavy charged Higgs with all available data. For conducting my research I utilise heavily the C++ and python languages, with Scientific Linux my main operating system. Nevertheless, I am also familiar with most versions of Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The main plotting tool I employ for all data analysis related activities is ROOT, in combination with bash scripting and grid computing.
BAGIACCHI Paolo Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Roma - Italy
  I studied physics at University of Rome "La Sapienza" obtaining the degree in 2010. Currently I am a INFN fellowship and an ATLAS collaboration member and author. During my degree thesis I developed a tool for the calibration of the RPC chambers in ATLAS and a off line data monitoring. I am familiar with Unix and Windows systems. I use to program with python, C++ and VHDL. For my analysis I use ROOT/PyROOT but also, rarely, pAthena and pRun. I am working in the ATLAS Level1 muon trigger, where I am maintaining and developing new tool for the configuration and the offline monitoring of the RPC chambers calibration. Also I am involved in MCS (micro capillaries scintilating) group, where we are developing a FPGA based readout system to read the data that are coming out from a photodiode array (to make a beam monitoring) and from SiPM (to make a single particle tracking).
BECHE Alexandre CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am currently working at CERN as a fellow in the IT-SDC-MI group (Support for Distributed Computing - Monitoring Infrastructure). My work is oriented around a monitoring framework called dashboard and I am specialized in the Data Transfers monitoring. The work covers a wide range of computer science aspects such as development, system administration, database, and much more. Previously, I started at CERN as an openlab summer student in 2010 in the Database group and came back the following year as a technical student in the Grid technology team, working on the Disk Pool Manager, a storage solution widely used by WLCG sites. Both internships were part of my studies in SUPINFO International University where I obtained my Masters’ degree in Computer Science in 2012. In addition to my work, since 2011 I have been an official CERN guide. Outside of the workplace I am an active participant in many sports such as swimming, biking and skiing.
BEERMANN Thomas CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a PhD student in computer science from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and work at CERN for the ATLAS experiment in the group that develops and maintains the ATLAS distributed data management system (DDM). DDM currently manages 140PB of ATLAS data, distributed over 130 sites and accessed by 1000 users. For my PhD studies I am working on ways to optimise the data distribution using machine learning from the historical popularity of data and then making predictions about the most likely future access patterns. I am working on Mac OS and Linux machines and use Python as a programming language. I have acquired a good knowledge of Oracle SQL, Apache Hadoop and Pig, which I use to analyse our data. Other languages I am familiar with are C/C++, Java and Javascript.
BRYNGEMARK Lene University of Lund - Sweden
  I am doing my second year of Ph.D. at Lund University, within ATLAS. My thesis will focus on beyond Standard Model physics searches with jets. This requires thorough knowledge of the jet reconstruction. I have evaluated an event-by-event correction of jets for pile-up (detector signals originating from additional proton collisions in the same and adjacent bunch crossings, overlaid with signal from the triggering collision). My work resulted in a new standard ATLAS jet pile-up correction. To further deepen my understanding of our jet measurements I am also involved in detector operation within the Liquid Argon calorimeter team.
BUKHARI Syed Ali Zahir COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad - Pakistan
  I graduated from FAST-NU Islamabad, Pakistan in 2008 in telecommunication engineering and currently in the last semester of my masters in Information security from CASE Islamabad. Currently am working as a researcher in CS department at COMSATS Islamabad. I am the site administrator of the PK-CIIT which is the Alice Tier-2 site at COMSATS Islamabad. My major responsibilities are the cluster management and administration, middleware (Glite 3.2, EMI1 and EMI2) configuration and maintenance. My research interest focuses on networks, security and clusters. I am familiar with all flavors of Linux and currently working on scientific Linux for CERN 5, comfortable with C++, Java (netbeans), Matlab, Shell scripting. I am also a beginner level penetration tester. I hope CSC2013 will increase my knowledge of the grid and other technologies, which I will use to enhance the infrastructure of my site in future.
CABERLETTI Marco INFN-CNAF, Bologna - Italy
  I graduated in Computer Science in 2012. Now I am working at INFN-CNAF on OpenStack cloud middleware for provide an IaaS cloud infrastructure to CNAF's users. In particular, my task is the setup of network configuration of the infrastructure. Moreover, I install, configure and manage the cluster of servers for R&D department. I know very well GNU/Linux, especially Red Hat-based and Debian-based distribution. I am very interested in the management of network, system services and in virtualization technology. About programming languages, I am familiar with C, Python, Java and Bash. I also know HTML, PHP, CSS and SQL language.
CALVET Ivan CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a software engineer working at CERN as a fellow. I come from Montpellier and studied computer engineering in Marseille. Currently, I am working on two different tasks for a European project called CRISP. The first one is a client tool called Ginfo and developed in Python. It uses Ldap requests to retrieve data in the Glue 2.0 BDII. The second project I am working on is called Dmlite. It is a C++ library made for managing DPM (Disk Pool Manager). Before that, I worked on dq2 for Atlas when I was summer student and then technical student. I learnt C, C++, Java, php but my favourite language is Python. I like to practice rock-climbing and snowboarding too.
CERVENKOV Daniel Charles University, Prague - Czech Republic
  I am a first year particle physics PhD student working on the Belle & Belle II experiments at the KEKB accelerator in Japan. My task at Belle is a time-dependent angular CP violation analysis of a specific decay of neutral B mesons. At Belle II I contribute to the analysis software used to test the upcoming Belle II pixel detectors (DEPFET technology). Both projects utilize C++ with extensive use of the ROOT framework libraries, Python and Bash/csh. I have reasonable experience with Mathematica, which I use to speed up some of the more tedious analytical calculations, and Linux OS administration, as it has been my OS of choice for ~7 years.
CHANG Wei-Jen Academia Sinica Grid and Cloud, Taipei - Taiwan
  Currently I am working on our HPC machines' management. (More than 5000 cpu cores and 1PB storage) I also have to do some tests such as file system or network to evaluate program's performance. Since our computing nodes install SLC5 for supporting ATLAS, CMS and our own HPC programs, I am familiar SLC5 OS. I am familiar with Fortran and C/C++ since I wrote Fortran, C/C++ programs for my thesis. I joined a minor CernVM-FS's project from last December to this April and I learned a lot form cooperating with CERN experts. They really gave me different views.
CHINZER Lisa Azzurra CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I received my M.Sc. cum laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 2012. Before that, in 2009 I had carried out my B.Sc. thesis within a project from Selex ES (Finmeccanica group), and in 2011 I had worked in the Distributed Data Management group of the ATLAS experiment at CERN as a summer student. After graduating, I was selected as ESA Young Graduate Trainee and started working at ESRIN, namely ESA’s centre for Earth Observation. I have been a fellow in the Database group of the IT department at CERN since March 2013. My main competencies and interests in computing pivot on everything that concerns distributed systems and data management. As a fellow at CERN I am currently involved on operations at the storage level, especially focusing on innovative solutions for clustered NAS.
CHYTKA Ladislav Palacký University, Olomouc - Czech Republic
  I am a PhD student at Palacký University in Olomouc and a member of ATLAS experiment where I am an active member of the ALFA and AFP detector groups. My main task is currently an implementation of the model of ATLAS forward region - beam pipe and magnet elements - under the Athena framework to allow full (Geant4 based) simulation together with all existing forward detectors. I also help with an implementation of the AFP model under the Athena and with preparatory simulations of AFP.
CONTRERAS-CAMPANA Christian Rutgers University, Piscataway -  U.S.A.
  I am a fifth year PhD student based at CERN working in the High Energy Particle Physics program at Rutgers University. I joined the collaboration in the summer of 2010 and began working in analysis of multi-lepton final states. Primarily, focusing on a search for pair-production of heavy fourth-generation bottom-like quarks where the bottom-like quarks go to a b quark and a Higgs Boson. In the analysis multi-lepton events are categorized into several exclusive search channels based on jet flavor, lepton multiplicity, particle identification and various kinematics properties in the events. The Search channels are ordered by the amount of expected Standard Model background. Emphasis is put on data-driven estimation of the SM backgrounds also simulation is used for some backgrounds estimation. We derived exclusion limits as a function of b’ mass as well as the branching ratios. Programing languages I work with and familiar with are C++, ROOT, Python, Java, Shell, Perl, and Java Script.

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