Sep 4 – 17, 2022
AGH University of Science and Technology
Europe/Warsaw timezone


Andrei Gheata CERN

Andrei Gheata is an applied HEP physicist. He graduated in 1994 the University of Bucharest and holds a PhD in particle physics from the same university. Early 2000s he started working in the ALICE offline team at CERN, becoming an expert in several areas related to simulation, notably geometry modelling.

Andrei is the main author of several software components used in production by the ALICE experiment, in particular the data analysis framework.

Since 2015, Andrei is working on simulation code modernization and performance optimization in the CERN Software group, being actively involved in prototyping and developing parallel and vectorized solutions within the ongoing simulation R&D projects.

Bob Jacobsen  |  University of California, Berkeley, USA

Bob Jacobsen is an experimental high-energy physicist, currently working on using machine learning techniques to search for dark matter with the LUX and LZ liquid xenon detectors.  He is the Freedman Professor of Physics at the University of California Berkeley, where he also serves as a Dean of the College of Letters and Science.

He has previously been a member of the BaBar (PEP-2), ALEPH (LEP) and MarkII (SLC) collaborations. His original academic training was in computer engineering, and he worked in the computing industry before becoming a physicist.


Sebastian Lopienski   |   CERN

Sebastian Lopienski is director of the CERN School of Computing (CSC).

Sebastian also serves as CERN's deputy Computer Security Officer. He works on security strategy and policies; offers internal consultancy and audit services; develops and maintains security tools for vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection; provides training and awareness raising; and does incident investigation and response.

During his work at CERN since 2001, Sebastian has had various assignments, including designing and developing software to manage and support services hosted in the CERN Computer Centre; providing Central CVS Service for software projects at CERN; and development of applications for accelerator controls in Java. He graduated from the University of Warsaw (MSc in Computer Science) in 2002, and earned an MBA degree at the Enterprise Administration Institute in Aix-en-Provence in 2010.

His professional interests include software and network security, distributed systems, and Web and mobile technologies. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, kitesurfing, skiing and traveling.

Eamonn Maguire  |  Proton, Switzerland

Eamonn completed his DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford in computer science, focused on data visualization, in particular the systematisation of glyph design. His research interests are in the merging of machine learning and visual analytics.

Until November 2016 he was a Senior Marie Curie COFUND Fellow at CERN where he led development of the new platform and contributed to numerous other visualization and data projects at CERN.

Before that, he was the lead software engineer at the Oxford University e-Research Centre, where he led development of bioinformatics tools and a visual analytics platform for corporate insider threat detection.

Alberto Pace   |   CERN

Alberto Pace is a member of the IT department at CERN where he leads the Compute and Devices group.

For several years, he has led the Storage group ensuring a coherent development process for Physics Data management activities, strongly driven by operational and user needs. He also represents CERN in the Advisory Board of the Internet Society ( and the World Wide Web Consortium (

He has more than 30 years experiences in computing services, infrastructure, software engineering, accelerator control and accelerator operation. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1987, where he received the first prize among Electronic Engineering students of the North Italy section.

Andreas J. Peters   |   CERN

Andreas Peters is member of the CERN data management group.   Since 1997 he worked as a student for the NA48 Collaboration at CERN in the development of the data acquisition system and a zero suppression system for the electro-magnetic calorimeter. He finished his PHD in physics at the University of Mainz in 2002 studying direct CP-violation in the neutral kaon system. 2002 he joined as a research fellow the ALICE experiment doing mainly development of GRID software and data management tools.  

From 2004 on he stayed at CERN working for the European grid project EGEE focused on development of end-user tools for distributed analysis and distributed data management. In 2008 he joined the CERN data management group doing research and development for future data management at CERN. 

Since 2010 he is project leader and core developer of the EOS storage system providing 135 PB of disk storage to all CERN experiments and a large user community.

Arnulf Quadt   |   Universität Göttingen Germany

Arnulf Quadt is Full Professor of Physics at the University of Göttingen. He obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford, working on the ZEUS experiment at HERA. Subsequently, as postdoc he worked on projects on ZEUS at HERA, OPAL at LEP, D0 at the Tevatron and ATLAS at the LHC with the following institutes: University of Oxford, CERN, University of Bonn, Rochester University, Max-Planck-Institute of Physics and the University of Göttingen.

He founded the particle physics institute at the University of Göttingen in 2006. His main research interests are top quark physics, searches for Higgs bosons, searches for supersymmetry, grid computing and the ATLAS pixel detector.

He is the ERASMUS coordinator of the physics department, and hence deeply involved in teaching students from different countries as well as the transfer of credit points and grades.

Arnulf is the director of the II.Institute of Physics in Goettingen and teaching physics and computer science in Goettingen at undergraduate and graduate level.

d analysis and distributed data management. In 2008 he joined the CERN data management group doing research and development for future data management at CERN. 

Since 2010 he is project leader and core developer of the EOS storage system providing 135 PB of disk storage to all CERN experiments and a large user community.

Toni Šćulac | Faculty of Science, University of Split, Croatia

Toni was born and lives in Split, Croatia where he works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Split.

He started working for the CMS experiment at CERN in 2015 as a part of his PhD studies. In 2018, he successfully defended his PhD thesis at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and University of Zagreb (Croatia).

His main expertise are studies of electron identification and Higgs boson physics. In 2020, he became a convener of the group that studies Higgs boson decays to two Z bosons.

During his studies, Toni attended CSC in Madrid in 2017 and tCSC in Split in 2018. Since he became associate professor in 2019 he already mentored several Bachelors and Master’s thesis and already co-supervised a PhD thesis. While continuing to develop as a scientist his main passion is mentoring students.

Guest lecturer

Francois FluckigerFrançois Flückiger   |   CERN

An Internet Veteran, François Flückiger was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013 ("Influential engineers, activists, and entrepreneurs changed history through their vision and determination").

Director of the CERN School of Computing from 2003 to 2013, he was in charge of CERN external networking for two decades and held positions in infrastructure and application networking.

He was at the inception of Internet initiatives including CCIRN, RIPE, Ebone and ISOC. He took over Tim Berners-Lee to manage CERN's World-Wide Web team when the Web inventor left CERN for the MIT. As leader of the CERN Web team, he organized in 1994 the first ever open-source release of the CERN web software.

He is a lecturer at the University of Geneva, a member of the Internet Society Advisory Council (ISOC) and the W3C Advisory Committee, and the author of the reference textbook "Understanding Networked Multimedia" as well as more than 80 articles. He has 40 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.

Tomasz Szumlak | AGH

Tomasz is an associate professor of physics at AGH-UST and a member of LHCb experiment and RD50 collaboration.

He defended his PhD thesis in 2004. The main topic of the thesis pertains to the first measurement of hadronic electron structure function using data collected by the DELPHI experiment. In 2005 he became a research fellow with the High Energy Physics group at Glasgow University. In 2010 he was awarded a Long Term Attached fellow and spent one year at CERN working on LHCb vertex detector commissioning. In 2011 he got a permanent position at AGH-UST, and in 2013 he received D.Sc. degree.

Presently he acts as LHCb-AGH group leader, LHCb vertex locator software project leader and upstream tracker software project deputy leader. He also holds two honorary fellow posts with Glasgow and Manchester Universities.

At the moment, his main field of interest is frontier silicon technologies for extremely radiation-hard detector systems targeting HL-HLC experiments and beyond and innovation solutions for software tools dedicated to High Energy Physics.