15-28 September 2019
Babeş-Bolyai University
Europe/Bucharest timezone


CSC team

Sebastian Lopienski (CERN)
Joelma Tolomeo (CERN)
Nikos Kasioumis (CERN)


Local Organizing Committee

Virginia Niculescu (UBB)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (UBB)
Adrian Sterca (UBB)
Emil Sluşanschi (UPB)

Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) 

Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB)

Virginia Niculescu | UBB

Local Organizing Committee chairperson

Virginia Niculescu is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca. She received her PhD in Computer Science (2002) from the same university, where she also completed her bachelor degree (1994).

Between the topics taught by Virginia Niculescu are parallel and distributed computation, algorithms, and object-oriented programming and design.

She coordinates UBB Research Center of Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, and her research interests are focused mainly on models of parallel and distributed computing, scientific computation, but also on design patterns of different programming paradigms.


Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi | UBB

Local Organizing Committee chairperson

Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi is professor of computing at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, leading the Business Informatics Research Center. He received his bachelor degree in Business Information Systems from Babes-Bolyai University in 2000 and the engineering degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 2002. Free University Amsterdam awarded him a MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2002. He completed his PhD with Babes-Bolyai University in 2005, with a thesis about collaboration mechanisms in multi-agent systems.

His research interests are focused on dependable resource management in heterogeneous computing environments, including clouds, grids and volunteer computing.


Adrian Sterca |  UBB

Local Organizing Committee

Adrian Sterca is a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.

He received the Ph.D. degree from Babes-Bolyai University in 2009. He received 2 research grants from the Romanian funding agency and was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), Klagenfurt University, Austria in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

He is a member of the ACM and his current research interests are networking, multimedia streaming and image processing.


Emil Sluşanschi | UPB

Local Organizing Committee

Emil Slusanschi is a professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University Politehnica of Bucharest. He holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the UPB and a PhD from the Institute for Scientific Computing at the RWTH-Aachen University in Germany. His main fields of interest include high performance scientific computing, compilers, automatic semantic transformations of computer codes, multi-core and multi-processor systems. 

He coordinated the UPB team in the EUWB, TWISNet and LEXNET European projects. He is currently heading the Centre for Research in Computing within the UPB, and is the president of the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Advanced Computational Methods in Scientific Research (ARCAS), representing Romania within PRACE.

In his spare time, he enjoys music, reading, and fishing in the Danube Delta. He plays basketball and tennis, goes skiing, and loves riding the mountain bike in the Carpathian Mountains.



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.


Joelma Tolomeo | CERN


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.


Nikos Kasioumis | CERN

Technical Manager

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.


Jarek Polok | CERN

Technical Manager

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.