Sebastian Łopieński 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 penetration testing 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.
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Ivica Puljak is Professor of Physics at University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB). He obtained PhD from University Pierre and Maire Curie in Paris in 2000, while working at Laboratory Leprince Ringuet (LLR) at Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau. He was head of Department of Mathematics andPphysics, head of Chair of Physics and Vice-Dean for Science and Informatics at FESB, member of Board of governors of Institute Rudjer Boskovic in Zagreb and has been awarded with several national and international prizes for science and education. In 2011/2012 he was research associate at CERN and in 2016/2017 distinguished visiting professor at Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
He is a member of CMS collaboration since 1994 and MAGIC collaboration since 2009. His research interests are construction of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS detector, physics of the Higgs boson and astroparticle physics.
Cath is a member of the CERN IT Department. Her role covers a wide range of activities at CERN; she is the primary contact for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid project office, is extensively involved in CERN IT public outreach projects, as well as being a Drupal front-end web developer.
She graduated from Leeds University in 2000 with Masters in Applied Translation Studies, and since then has dabbled in several different fields including working for Microsoft events management, Reuters, a brief spell as a translator, and then CERN since 2004.
Cath is highly active in mountain sports - including mountain-bike enduro racing and ski-touring - and formerly taught and competed in freestyle whitewater kayaking and canoe polo.
Nikos is a member of the Web Frameworks team in IT Department at CERN. He first joined CERN at 2008 as a technical student where he completed his thesis on searching and personalization services for the CERN Document Server. In 2011 he returned as a fellow, leading the software infrastructure work package for the European project "BlogForever". The project's objective was to create robust facilities for the preservation, management and dissemination of blogs.
Since 2012 he has been a staff member working on the development and operation of the CERN Document Server, on the development, operation and automation of the E-Publishing service, on the development of a Co-Authoring service, as well as a contributor for the "Invenio" open source digital library software suite. He actively participates in CERN's outreach activities such as TEDxCERN, CineGlobe and CERN Open Days.