- Maite Barroso
- Peter Coveney
- Vangelis Floros
- Robert Jones
- Oliver Keeble
- Dieter Kranzlmueller
- Simon Lin
- Onur Temizsoylu
- Peter Vosshall
- Nüket YETİŞ
Maite Barroso (CERN) holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. After a few years of industry experience in support and sw project management, Maite joined CERN and started her grid involvement with the European DataGrid project, in the Fabric Management work package, where fabric tools presently in use like quattor and lemon were developed. She continued with EGEE where she first worked in the middleware activity as testing and integration coordinator. Later in EGEE-II she joined the operations activity with a central coordination role and took over the responsibility for the whole SA1 grid Operations activity in EGEE-III.
Professor Peter Coveney holds a Chair in Physical Chemistry and is Director of the Centre for Computational Science (CCS) within the Department of Chemistry at UCL; he is also co-Director of the UCL e-Science Centre of Excellence. He holds an Honorary Professorship in Computer Science, also at UCL. His group performs research in atomistic, mesoscale and multiscale modeling, including quantum and classical molecular dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, lattice gas and lattice-Boltzmann (LB) techniques, and exploits state of the art high performance computing and visualisation methods.
Coveney is currently leading the large EPSRC RealityGrid e-Science Pilot Project which is funded from 2001 through to 2009 in a Platform Grant; he is also the PI and co-Investigator on several other current grants funded by EPSRC, BBSRC and the U.K. Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute (OMII) which involve grid computing and/or high performance computing (HPC) research.
He holds two major US-based NSF funded supercomputing grants, under the PACI and NRAC programs, which provide access to the entire set of computational resources on the US TeraGrid. Coveney is on the international and local organising committees of many conferences, including the 2002 Nobel Symposium on Self-Organisation and the annual series of international conferences on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics, of which he was Chair in 2003; he is currently an editor of Computer Physics Communications. He is a member of the UK e-Science User Group, the Management Committee of the EPSRC CCP5 DL-MESO Project, and sits on the Steering Committee of OMII and the Scientific Steering Committee of the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
He led the scientific component of the UK/US TeraGyroid Project funded by EPSRC & NSF, and was the recipient of an HPC Challenge Award at Supercomputing 2003, and of an International Supercomputing Conference Award in 2004.
Coveney is Chairman of the UK Collaborative Computational Projects (CCP) Steering Panel and is a member of the UK High-End Computing Strategy Committee, for which he is presently chairing a Working Group reviewing its Strategic Framework. Coveney is also active in informatics projects; he is a co-PI on a 1.1M EPSRC grant entitled "Discovery of Novel Functional Oxides by Combinatorial Methods" where he has responsibility for software integration, the design and construction of databases, implementation of data mining methods and Grid access to the robotic instrument known as LUSI (London University Search Instrument). He won an AAAI (American Association for Artificial Intelligence) Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Award in 1996 for his work on the prediction of the performance properties of cementitious materials using artificial neural networks and infrared spectroscopy, which was commercialised by Schlumberger.
Coveney has pioneered the application of scientific grid computing including the use of computational steering to harness distributed grid infrastructure in order to solve challenging scientific problems in the physical and life sciences. He is the editor of the first book publication on Scientific Grid Computing, published by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (Series A) on 15 August 2005.
Vangelis Floros holds a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Athens. He has been early practitioner of grid computing before the term becomes the buzzword it is today. He has been involved with all aspects of grid computing from basic research to middleware development, grid site installation and administration, training, user support and application porting. Currently he is deeply involved with EGEE-III EU project, helping coordinate and manage the project’s user community and application support activities from the position of the NA4 Deputy Activity Leader.
EGEE Project Director
Dr Jones was the technical director of the EU EGEE project, which provides a production grid facility for e-Science in Europe and took on the role of Project Director from November 2005.Previous experience in the grid arena includes his mandate as Technical Coordinator and then Deputy Project Leader for the EU Data Grid Project(2001-2004), the flagship grid project of the European Union in its 5thFramework Programme. Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University, joined CERN in 1986 as a software developer with the Information Technology (IT) department providing support for the LEP experiments. He completed his PhD thesis in Computer Science at Sunderland University while working at CERN and was involved in several research projects for the LHC accelerator.He is a member of the ATLAS physics experiment collaboration and has previously been responsible for the online software group.Dr Jones has lectured on software engineering related subjects at events such as the CERN School of computing.He serves regularly on review panels for the European Commission and national eScience programmes.
Oliver Keeble's involvement in scientific computing began at the Astrophysics dept at Imperial College where he managed the local cluster while working on his PhD thesis, a computationally intensive analysis of galactic surveys. After completing his degree he moved full time into a computing career as technical director of an internet services firm in London, one of the first application service providers. He has been involved with EGEE since the beginning of EGEE-I when he joined the Grid Deployment team at CERN. After working for some time on the Yaim configuration tool he became the gLite release manager at the time of the gLite 3.0 release. After performing this role for gLite 3.1 throughout EGEE-II he took over responsibility for the SA3 activity in EGEE-III.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is a full professor of computer science at the Department "Institute für Informatik" of the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, who has worked in parallel computing and computer graphics since 1993 with a special focus on parallel programming and debugging and cluster and grid computing. He has participated in several national and international research projects and has co-authored more than 150 scientific papers in journals, and conference proceedings. He is Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) Garching and Area Director Applications of the Open Grid Forum (OGF). At present, he is leading the EGI_DS Project as Project Director since September 2007. Before EGI, he served as the Deputy Project Director of the EU Project EGEE at CERN.
Simon C. Lin
Simon C. Lin is currently responsible for the ASGC (Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre), the only WLCG Tier-1 Centre in Asia. He acts as the committee member of Overview Board, Management Board and Grid Deployment Board of the World-wide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project led by CERN. He is also responsible for the Asia Federation and a member of Project Management Board in EGEE project. In addition, he is coordinating 11 institutes from 8 Asia countries in the EUAsiaGrid project which is newly approved by the European Commission in early 2008. Apart from the Grid activities, he is also the Project Leader of International Collaboration Division for the National Digital Archive Program II (NDAP II) of Taiwan and the Founding President of Software Liberty Association of Taiwan (SLAT) among many other organisations and committees.
Leading Information Technology in Academia Sinica from 1990 until 2005, Dr. Lin has overseen projects in several major areas at Academia Sinica. Firstly, he built the Taipei GigaPoP dark-fiber infrastructure and Taiwan’s second-generation Research/Education international backbone from T1 to T3 in 1997, which enabled Taiwan to become an important player in International Academia Networking. The second major area is building scalable cluster computing system. Dr. Lin built the first large scalable PC Farm in Taiwan in 1996 with hundreds of processing units. The current focus in this area is to build the Grid infrastructure for e-Science in Taiwan and to participate in the Global Grid project in order to support the scientific computing and other e-Science applications. The third major area is in the Digital Library/Museum. Dr. Lin pioneered the Digital Library/Museum Pilot Project in Academia Sinica which later led to the National Digital Archive Program.
Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. degree from Edinburgh University in Theoretical Physics. His current research interests include Grid Computing, Computational Physics, Statistical Physics and Field theory, Metadata and Digital Archives. He has been adjunct professor in several universities.
Onur Temizsoylu graduated from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Middle East Technical University in 2000. Mr. Temizsoylu is a senior researcher in TUBITAK ULAKBIM. His major areas of expertise are UNIX systems administration, system and network security, parallel scientific computing, computing clusters and grid computing. He has been coordinating nation-wide grid related technical activities and ULAKBIM HPGCC technical activities since 2002. With his colleagues he has designed clusters which are installed in ULAKBIM and other TR-Grid institutes. He has been advising to several academic and industrial research groups on cluster and grid computing. He has worked in various FP6, FP7 and national projects. Mr. Temizsoylu has a deep expertise in managing projects not only in the sense of technical aspects but also financial and personnel management.
Peter Vosshall is Vice President & Distinguished Engineer at Amazon.com, where he is responsible for providing technical leadership for a number of teams in Amazon Web Services, as well as for the company as a whole.
Mr. Vosshall has over 16 years of industry experience designing, building, and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems. Since joining Amazon in 1998, he has been a key contributor to Amazon's overall software architecture, and has built a number of core enabling technologies for Amazon's distributed architecture, including Dynamo, Amazon's highly available key-value store. Prior to joining Amazon, Vosshall built scalable and distributed back-ends for collaborative software systems at Apple and Infoseek. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.
After completing her undergraduate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Boğaziçi University she continued her education with MBA in Operations Management at Boğaziçi University. She joined İstanbul Technical University for her doctorate studies. In 1985, she joined Marmara University as an Asist. Prof. and served in the Department of Business Administration until she became an Assoc. Dean of Marmara University’s Faculty of Engineering. Between 1994 she became the Dean of Marmara University’s Faculty of Engineering.
In 2000 she became the director of the Turkish Institute for Industrial Management. During her tenure there, she led management reform and restructuring projects for more than 75 organisations. From 2000 through 2003, number of employees increased 40%, operational revenues of the institute went up 20-fold. The institute logged a 110% financial self sufficiency in 2002.
She has been acting President of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) since 2004. Her initiation of a thorough restructuring translated into an over 33-fold increase in financial support provided to universities as well as private and public research institutes within the Turkish Research Area in 2006 compared to 2003, while the number of TÜBİTAK employees increased only 6%. The overall support increased more than five-fold while the granted fellowships and scholarships displayed an even sharper increase. Among other tangible results were doubled revenues for TÜBİTAK’s own research institutes through their products and services in high demand.