KADOCHNIKOV Ivan JINR, Dubna -  Russia
  I have always been interested in both physics and computer science. As I enrolled in Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology (MIPT) I sometimes dreamed of being able to simulate a macroscopic object from the quark level up. Another topic I am very interested in is machine learning. As part of getting my degree I studied and worked at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). After graduating in 2011 I continued working at JINR and started my PhD there. At the same time I shifted focus from physics to IT. Most of my work done at JINR is related to WLCG, CERN and monitoring. I took part in Tier3 monitoring, XRootD federation monitoring and data transfer monitoring projects. Right now I am involved in an effort to integrate HBase and Hadoop as a Dashboard back-end and use it for data transfer monitoring.