Local Organizing Committee
AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN)
Local Organizing Committee chairperson
Agnieszka is a post-doc at Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science, working in the LHCb experiment.
In 2015, she graduated with distinction PhD in physics. Her dissertation about time-dependent charge-parity violation measurement was awarded by the LHCb Thesis Award. Since then, Agnieszka's career has accelerated resulting in many coordination roles. She spent two years working at CERN as the Research Fellow. During that time she served as the convener of the Tracking and Alignment Physics Performance Working Group, dividing her attention between coordination of the daily operational data taking aspects and the effort towards the LHCb upgrade.
Afterwards she became the coordinator of the B2OC Physics Working Group, one of the largest physics working group in the LHCb experiment with about 45 ongoing measurements. Agnieszka highlights the importance of the modern computing in the nowadays high energy physics. Therefore in 2019 she joined the HEP Software Foundation as the Software Trigger and Reconstruction Working Group convener. The mandate of this working group is aimed to provide help to the HEP experiments on matter of R&D and increase the common software and tool awareness in the field.
She believes that to achieve goals of the HL-LHC and beyond, the synergy between physics and computing is required, which can be established by the schools such as the CSC.
Local Organizing Committee chairperson
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.
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.
Joelma is the CERN School of Computing Administrator. Should you have any question about the school? Joelma is the person to contact!
Graduated on Accounting, Joelma has been working at CERN since 2001, and she has started at the finance department, where she was in charge of account payables, before joining the IT department in 2009.
Among several assignments Joelma has in the IT department, one of her main tasks is the financial management for the Member of the Personnel recruitment process. She is the financial Officer for the European projects (Horizon2020) in the IT department, and she has the IT Deputy Department Administrative Officer role.
Interested in presenting the Organization on several languages (French, Portuguese, English, Italian) Joelma is a CERN guide and enjoy guiding visitors in the CERN installations.
Jarek is member of CERN Computer Center Operations Team, working on Data Center Infrastructure Management system implementation.
He first joined CERN in 1994 as a summer student then returned as technical student then fellow and as a staff member.
Jarek has been working in the past on many projects including telephone callback system, mail server maintenance, LEP OPAL online experiment systems maintenance and user support, Network boot and installation service system, UNIX support, Drupal web content management system and Scientific Linux and CentOS development and support.