11-12 February 2006, T.I.F.R., Mumbai, India


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Fundamentals Series

1 Fundamentals of Grid Technologies

2 Computer Security 1:
Cryptography and
Security Protocol

3 Fundamentals of
Networking QoS

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4 Computer Security 2:
From Theory to Implementation

5 Pragmatic Software Engineering

6 Working with databases and database-centric interfaces

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Biography of Lecturers

Rüdiger Berlich

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) Karlsruhe, Germany

Ruediger Berlich has studied physics at the University of Bochum in Germany.  Until 2001 he was a member of SuSE Linux AG, then Europe's leading Linux distributor. Among other duties, he has served as Technical Manager (Support) of SuSE's US office in Oakland/California and as founder and Managing Director of SuSE's UK office SuSE Linux Ltd. near London/UK. In January 2004, he finished a PHD at Bochum University, relating to particle physics and distributed computing. Since then he has been active in the field of Grid Computing at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany's largest independent research institution and host to the Tier-1 centre "GridKa". Apart from his research activities, he is responsible for the work areas "training" and "dissemination and outreach" of the largest EU Grid initiative, EGEE ("Enabling Grids for E-SciencE"), on behalf of the German/Swiss EGEE federation.
Further information is available from http://ruediger.berlich.com .



Brice Copy



Brice Copy is working on the project planning tools used by CERN to supervise and monitor large projects such as the LHC construction, EGEE or the Atlas detector. He coordinates the technical effort and investigates development best practices that allow CERN to create web-based project management tools using best-of-breed open source frameworks.
Brice Copy previously worked as software engineer at the Oracle European development centre (Reading UK) where he worked on UML modeling tools and Java development frameworks.
He obtained a MSc in "Distributed Applications and Networks" from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) in 2000.

François Flückiger


François Flückiger, Director of the CERN School of Computing, is Technology Transfer Officer for Information Technologies at CERN and Manager of the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications. Before joining CERN in 1978, he was employed for five years by SESA in Paris. At CERN, he has been in charge of external networking for more than 12 years and held positions in infrastructure and application networking, including the management of CERN's World-Wide Web team after the departure of the Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee. He is an adviser to the European Commission, a member of the Internet Society Advisory Council and the author of the reference textbook "Understanding Networked Multimedia" as well as more than 80 articles. He has 32 years of experience in networking and information technologies. François Flückiger graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité in 1973 and holds an MBA from the Enterprise Administration Institute in Paris in 1977.

Sebastian Lopienski



Sebastian Lopienski presently works in the CERN IT Department, providing
Central CVS Service for software projects at CERN. He used to work in the accelerator domain (CERN AB/CO), developing application for Controls in Java and Visual Basic. He graduated from the Computer Science Faculty of Warsaw University in 2002 (Master's thesis on Distributed Computing in Java). His professional interests include security of computer systems and cryptography, distributed systems and parallel programming, Java language.

Alberto Pace


Alberto Pace is a member if the IT department at CERN where he leads the Internet Services group providing Electronic Mail, Central Web and Windows Desktops services for CERN. He has more than 15 years experience in computing services, infrastructure, software engineering, accelerator control and accelerator operation. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1987.

Zornitsa Zaharieva 



Zornitsa Zaharieva holds a Masters Degree (First Class Hons) in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University – Sofia and a Masters Degree (First Class Hons) in Computer Science, specialization Information and Communication Technologies from Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’.  She has previously worked for the Bulgarian branch of Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) as a web applications developer and database specialist.
She joined the Data Management Section in the Controls Group of the Accelerators and Beams department (AB/CO/DM) in April 2003 as a fellow and currently she holds a staff position in the same section. Her activities include the design, implementation and support of databases and (web) interfaces, which are related to the needs of the accelerators control systems users community.

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