Speakers & Panellists

22 Nov 2018

Franco Niccolucci

Prof. Franco Niccolucci: director of VAST-LAB at PIN, was professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence until 2008, and later the director of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center of the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. With a degree in Mathematics, he started working on Cultural Heritage applications in 1996. Since then he has been the scientific coordinator of a number of EU-funded projects. He is currently the coordinator of ARIADNE and PARTHENOS. Within EOSCpilot, he is the PI of the TEXTCROWD Science Demonstrator.

 

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20 Nov 2018

Philippe Segers

Philippe Segers Head of European High Performance Computing (HPC) projects for GENCI, the French HPC agency, where he manage the contribution of the French partners (CEA/CNRS/University and Inria) to the PRACE projects, member of PRACE Technical Board and Management Board, and he was work-package leader of the PRACE Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) on “Whole System Design for Energy Efficient HPC” (procurement of R&D for Finish, French, German, Italian and UK partners).

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22 Nov 2018

Barend Mons

Barend Mons is a molecular biologist by training (PhD Leiden University 1986) He spent over 15 years in malaria research in close collaboration with endemic countries. After that he gained experience in computer-assisted knowledge discovery, which is still his research focus. He spent time with the European Commission as a Seconded National Expert with the INCO-DC pogramme (1993-1996) and with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 1966-1999). Barend also co-founded several spin off companies.

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15 Nov 2018

Sergei Yakneen

Researcher and technology leader in the fields of cancer genomics, bioinformatics, distributed systems, and cloud computing. Currently at EMBL, Heidelberg, he has over 15 years of industry experience in leading the development of globally distributed large-scale enterprise information systems in domains as diverse as Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Operations Management, and e-commerce, at companies like Amazon.com.

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20 Nov 2018

Pascal Kahlem

Pascal Kahlem (PhD) (M): Coordinator of the Training Platform of the ELIXIR Research Infrastructure and owner of Scientific Network Management SL (Spain registered). PhD in Human Genetics at the University Paris VII (France) in 1999. He pursued 3 Post-docs on Human Genetics successively at the CNRS (Paris, France), Max-Planck-Institute (Berlin, Germany) and Charité Hospital (Berlin, Germany).

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21 Nov 2018
Juan Bicarregui

Juan Bicarregui

Juan Bicarregui is Head of the Data Division in the Scientific Computing Department at STFC. Juan’s division has responsibility for research and development of the data systems that handle much of the huge volume of scientific data that is produced by the STFC research facilities.

 

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22 Nov 2018
Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana is Technical Director at the EGI Foundation since October 2013 and Technical Coordinator of the H2020 EGI flagship project funded by the EC: EGI-Engage. She was responsible for the direction of the EGI-InSPIRE project and was former Chief Operations Officer taking care of the operations coordination of EGI. She is a promoter of the Open Science Commons and participated in the definition of the EGI governance and service portfolio in the framework of the EGI_DS project.

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21 Nov 2018
Hermann Lederer

Hermann Lederer

Hermann Lederer received a diploma in physics from the University of Munich and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich for studies of the quaternary structure of the RNA polymerase promotor complex and its components by neutron small-angle scattering. After a post-doc position at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry with research stays at ILL (Grenoble), Risoe National Lab (Roskilde), and DESY (Hamburg), he took a position at RZG.

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