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

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NIKIFOROU Savvas University of Cyprus, Nicosia - Cyprus
  I hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical Engineering from Higher Technical Institute (HTI), Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1991. I have also received a BSc degree in Computer Engineering and the MSc in Computer Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., in 1999 and 2002. I am currently a Systems Administrator at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. I have worked at the Computer Centre at the University of Cyprus as an assistant systems administrator (1994-1997), at the Department of Computer Science at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. as a systems administrator (1997-2001), and as a special collaborator for the National Institute for Systems Test and Productivity (NISTP), Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. (2002).
PERREY Hanno DESY, Hamburg - Germany
  I am currently working as Fellow at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. My main activities are test beam studies for the CMS phase-I pixel barrel upgrade and the development of a high-rate pixel beam telescope within the European AIDA project. Together with a colleague I coordinate the development on EUTelescope, a generic test beam data analysis framework based on ILCSoft's Marlin application framework and written in C++. I also work on improvements and modifications of EUDAQ, a flexible and multi-threaded data acquisition framework written in C++, used in the telescope data taking. Both EUTelescope and EUDAQ are in use by various groups, and I participate in the user support. For the CMS test beam studies I work on the client-side test suit software that communicates with the testboard/ROC, mainly on UI and USB communication.
POROBIC Tomica IKS, KU, Leuven - Belgium
  I work at the WITCH experiment, located at the ISOLDE/CERN laboratory. WITCH (Weak Interaction Trap for CHarged particles) is a double Penning trap system with a retardation spectrometer, dedicated to the measurement of fundamental constants of the weak interaction. Within the Standard Model, beta decay is described by the V-A interaction. Other interaction types (scalar, tensor) are allowed by the Lorentz invariance, and still not experimentally excluded to a high degree of precision. WITCH is dedicated to study these exotic beyond the Standard Model components of the weak interaction by measuring the recoil energy of daughter ions in the beta decay of 35Ar. The experiment is currently in the data-taking phase, with the latest beam time ending in 11/2012. My main tasks are data-taking, data analysis, maintenance of the Control System (based on the GSI's CS framework), and maintenance of the apparatus. I am familiar with Windows and Linux OS's, and C++, Labview languages and ROOT.
RICHERT Tuva Lund University - Sweden
  Hi! Whenever someone ask me to describe my work I get really excited, so the best thing is to ask me in person! I will nevertheless give a short version here. My work consists of analyzing data from the ALICE experiment, where the main analysis is to investigate the Lambda and K0s production with a two-particle angular correlation study, allowing me to examine the baryon-meson anomaly in a jet-like environment formed by a high pT trigger particle associated with identified Lambda baryons and K0s mesons, compared to the near-side bulk region. The particles are identified with the TPC detector -- the heart of ALICE! The results could reveal in what way the presence of quark-gluon-plasma affects the particle production. To study the new and fascinating field of heavy ion collisions, very special technologies for data handling and storage are required -- just imagine: in my experiment one single PbPb collision produces thousands of new particles (2.5GByte/s) which needs to be processed!
RUEDA Laura CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I graduated BSc+MSc in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain and I am currently studying for a divengent second MSc in Information and Knowledge Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. I started working at CERN as a technical student in the IT-CIS-DLT section for the EU Project CRISP and now, I am a fellow in the GS-SIS-OA group. I am currently working for the EU Project ODIN on designing an interoperability network of persistent identifiers that will ease the reuse of data in the scientific community. These developments would enhance the HEP information system INSPIRE. My background includes experience in communication and social networks and I am particularly interested in how technology can help to overcome scientific and social challenges.
SHADURA Oksana Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences, Kiev - Ukraine
  I had finished MSc, in Computer Science, specialization in Information Security. In July - August 2012, I was accepted for CERN Summer Student School and focused on analyse of existing commercial clouds for usage of ALICE experiment. During my work in BITP I am responding for administration grid cluster for needs of ALICE experiment, security support, regional support Ukrainian grid infrastructure. I am familiar with administration skills (Linux, networks), shell scripting, C++, Python, basic knowledge of ROOT, Aliroot packages. My recent project is to build private cloud in BITP for computing aims of institute.
SRIPADA Raja Babu CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I have a Masters in Computer Science from the Swiss federal institute of technology in Lausanne. I did my Masters project at CERN in the IT-CIS group before starting my fellowship in GS-SIS. I had interned with ABB corporate research, Microsoft research and Bhabha atomic research centre in the past. Among other projects, I currently work on user driven acquisition mechanism of print books for the library using the metadata obtained from Amazon. I work in the Linux environment and mostly use Python, HTML, XML, XSLT and MySQL. I have worked with C, Java, PL/SQL, Javascript, C# and Matlab.
TIMMERMAN Jens University of Ghent, Gent - Belgium
  I am responsible for system administration and user support at the HPC site of Ghent University. I build scientific software on a daily basis, and am contributing to easybuild, a framework for sysadmins to help building software.  Furthermore I try to help scientist work on our HPC infrastructure and debug their problems. I am familiar with (in respective order): - linux (RHEL, debian, fedora, ubuntu), os X, Windows. - python, java, c/c++
VEZNAVER Robert CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a computer engineer working as a fellow at CERN in the team responsible for monitoring the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. My work revolves mostly around making sense of the large amount of metrics received from a vast number of tests executed on computers around the world. I have previously held lectures for the "Advanced Linux" class and worked as a system administrator at my university. In addition, I held presentations at educational institutions for Apple in Croatia and wrote plugins for the OpenVAS project. I hold a Master of Science degree in Information and Communication Technology from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. As a result of my quest for knowledge I currently speak four languages, programs in many more, study Aikido, play piano, and mix some tunes from time to time.
VIAZLO Oleksandr Lund University - Sweden
  I am currently a PhD student at the Lund University, working in the ATLAS experiment. My work is focused on the implementation of Monte Carlo simulation of the Argon-based gas mixture as an active gas in the Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) of the ATLAS detector. I model different physics processes inside the official Atlas code, which require to use C++ together with Python in a large framework, with several interdependencies. Requirements are that new code should be compatible with current interfaces and it should be well optimized in order to fulfil tight CPU and memory restrictions to perform simulation. Beside C/C++ and Python I use analysis framework ROOT, html and shell scripting. I am also involved in the same-sign inclusive dilepton searches within the Exotics group; I plan to extend the existing analysis programs with the option of parallel computing using PROOF. I am proficient in Linux (namely, my favourite Arch Linux) and I have experience with Windows OS.
WARDZINSKA Aleksandra CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a software engineer with 6 years of work experience, most of it acquired at CERN. My current work activities are focused around EDMS (Engineering & Equipment Data Management Service), which stores the technical documentation of CERN and the LHC. I do programming mostly in Java and PL/SQL, I also design features for EDMS and supporting software (external APIs, batch data imports). I supervise a small team developing a new web interface for EDMS. I have MSc in Computer Science obtained from Warsaw University of Technology.

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