Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann is a full professor at the computer science department of JGU and head of the ZDV (since 2011). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2004 from the Paderborn University and has been an assistant professor in the computer science department of the Paderborn University from 2008 to 2011. Furthermore, he has been the managing director of the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing PC2 during this time frame. His research interests focus on the application of algorithm engineering techniques in the area of data centre management, cloud computing, and storage systems. He has published more than 100 papers in renowned conferences and journals and is an associated editor of the ACM Transactions on Storage as well as a steering committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS). Prof. Brinkmann is a member of the advisory board of the French Grid’5000.
ALLEN D. MALONY – Full Professor, University of Oregon
Allen D. Malony is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Unversity of Oregon. Malony received the B.S. and M.S. degress in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980 and 1982, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 1990. From 1981 to 1985, Malony worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. From 1986 to 1991, he was a Senior Software Engineer at the University of Illinois Center for Supercomputing Research and Development, where he was the leader of the performance evaluation project for the Cedar multiprocessor. In 1991, Malony joined the faculty at Oregon, spending his first year as a Fulbright Research Scholar and visiting Professor at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Dr. Malony was awarded the NSF National Young Investigator award in 1994. In 1999 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar to Austria resident at the University of Vienna. Dr. Malony was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2002. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2004.
PEDRO JAVIER GARCÍA – Assoc. Prof., University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Pedro J. Garcia is currently an Assistant Professor at the Computing Systems Department of University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain, as well as the Department Vice-Chair. His research interests focus on high-speed interconnection networks for high-performance computing (HPC) systems and datacenters. In particular, he has developed several strategies for high-performance interconnection networks, mainly congestion management schemes and routing algorithms, which have been published in top-ranked journals (IEEE Micro, IEEE TPDS, Elsevier’s JPDC, etc..) and conferences (HPCA, Supercomputing, HIPC, ICPP, etc..).
He has been the coordinator of two research projects, supported respectively by the Spanish Government and by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, besides participating in other (more than 30) research projects, some of them supported by the European Commission. He has been also the coordinator of a Research & Development Agreement between UCLM and Simula Labs (Norway). He has organized four international workshops (WHTRA, in 2009 and 2011, and HiPINEB in 2015 and 2016), besides organizing a Summer School at UCLM (2010).
MASSIMO LAMANNA – Leader, Data & Storage Services, CERN, Switzerland
Massimo Lamanna received a Ph.D. in High-Energy Physics in 1993 at the Trieste University, Italy. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of scientific computing leading projects in the area of data management, monitoring, user access to grid resources and user/community support within the High-Energy Physics community. Notably he coordinated different activities in the area of distributed computing in the LCG project (LHC experiments) and in the COMPASS and ATLAS experiments.
He also fostered collaboration across user communities (Biology, Climatology, Telecommunication, etc…) and initiated the EGEE User Forum, one of the largest and most active events in the grid computing field. For the last 4 years he is responsible for all the disk-data management operations at CERN. He is responsible for managing the data from the LHC experiments to the CERN computer centres; for the CERN disk farms exchanges with collaborating centres world-wide; to serve data to be processed and recorded to tape; to enable thousands of physicists for the final data analysis.
PHLIPPE DENIEL – Head of Lab; CEA/DIF, France
Philippe Deniel, owns an Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. Philippe is a Research Engineer in CEA/DIF since 1998, where he is now heading the lab. Storage Systems. His lab is in charge of managing the daily data production of both CEA/DIF data centers namely Tera and TGCC.
Attentionality to manage daily production, the lab is also developing actively Lustre andHPSS. Philippe is the original developer of NFS-Ganesha an open-source NFS server in user space available in LGPLv3.