In addition to advanced networking technology demonstrations, Internet2 is pleased to be featuring guest speakers from our community in our SC11 booth, #1327. These speakers will be discussing topics that we hope are relevant to you and the Internet2 community.

Artur Barczyk, California Institute of Technology/CERN
Speaking about DYNES
Tuesday, November 15, 1:30 PM

Michael Ernst, Brookhaven National Lab
Speaking about USATLAS/LHC
Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 16,10:30 AM, 3:00 PM

Dr. Ernst’s current research focuses on the techniques required to create so-called “Grids” and “Clouds”, infrastructures and technologies for enabling resource sharing in global environments. From 2002 until 2004, Dr. Ernst had a leading role in software research and development for the U.S. CMS Software and Computing project to enable wide-area distributed computing, which allowed connecting large compute clusters, storage facilities and other high-end resources at multiple sites across North America. In 2006 Dr. Ernst held the position of the CMS Computing Integration Coordinator. He has developed a program that entails the necessary steps to take towards an environment where users running physics analysis do not perceive that the underlying computing infrastructure is a collection of geographically distributed sites. This program aims at the seamless integration of physics analysis-related services with those which are provided by international Grid projects, in particular WLCG/EGI in Europe and the Open Science Grid in the U.S.

In 2007 Dr. Ernst has been appointed Director of the RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which are two leadership class scientific computing facilities that have demonstrated their outstanding capabilities of handling tens of petabytes of data from nuclear and high energy physics experiments in a worldwide user analysis environment. In his role as the U.S. ATLAS Facility Manager Dr. Ernst is responsible for the U.S. ATLAS Tier-1 facility at BNL and for the five U.S. ATLAS Tier-2 centers at eight universities and one national laboratory (SLAC).

Richard Hughes-Jones, Dante
Support for LHC Demo
Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 AM,12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 PM

Richard joined DANTE in January 2008 as Technical Customer Support manager; a major element of this role is to work with NRENs and user groups to help them get the best out of the network. Richard gained his 1st class honours BSc in Physics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Particle Physics in 1972. He then worked on the real-time Data Acquisition and Networking aspects of several international experiments at the particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva.

He also led the e-science Grid Network Research and Development at The University of Manchester, focusing on the high performance, high throughput data transfers and real-time requirements of European Union and UK e-Science projects and the needs of the Radio Astronomy Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and High Energy Particle Physics communities, as well as other e-Science users.

Richard is an area director for infrastructure in the Open Grid Forum standards organisation and a co-chair of the Network Measurements Working Group. He is also a co-chair and TNC member of the annual international workshops “Protocols For Long Distance Networks” from its inception in 2005. He is a program committee member of the IEEE Real Time Conference series.

Jerry Janssen, NOAA
Speaking about NOAA
Tuesday, November 15, 3:30 PM

Jerry Janssen is a seasoned administrator with nearly 25 years of experience with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) under the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He began as an Electronics Engineer specializing in computer networks where he supported the development of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System used by the National Weather Service.  In 1997 he joined the NOAA-Boulder Network Operations Center where he was responsible for the design and construction of the network in the David Skaggs Research Center and was part of a team that built the Boulder Research and Administrative Network.  Two years later he was charged with managing the Network Operations Center.

Janssen currently manages the NOAA-Boulder Network Operations Center located in the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado.  He chairs the NOAA Network Committee and acts as the NOAA Executive Liaison to the research and education network community.  He represents NOAA on the Large Scale Networking subcommittee of the NITRD program and sits on the Front Range GigaPop management committee.  Over the past 5 years Janssen has led the development of a new network capability for NOAA research.  This work has culminated in the construction of N-Wave, a multi 10gigabit MPLS backbone that will provide low-cost, high-bandwidth, reliable connectivity to all of NOAA’s large research sites. Janssen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.  He is also a certified ski instructor of the Disabled.

Shawn McKee, University of Michigan
Speaking about DYNES
Tuesday, November 15, 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 1:30 PM

Shawn McKee (Ph.D., UM 1991) is a high-energy astrophysicist at the University of Michigan. During the early 1990's he lead the central tracker simulation group as an SSC Fellow on the GEM experiment. Since the demise of the SSC, he has been active in a wide range of physics collaborations: particle astrophysics (HEAT, ACCESS), neutrino physics(COSMOS), high-energy physics(ATLAS) and observational cosmology (SNAP). In 2001, he was appointed Network Project Manager for US ATLAS to plan for and develop the necessary network environment to support the US ATLAS computing model. He is co-chair of the High-Energy and Nuclear Physics (HENP) Internet2 Special Interest Group, which is addressing similar problems in the context of all of high-energy and nuclear physics experiments. He is currently Co-PI on the DYNES Project and Director of the ATLAS Great Lakes Tier-2 Center at the University of Michigan.

Harvey Newman, California Institute of Technology
Speaking about DYNES
Wednesday, November 16, 4:30 PM

Harvey Newman (Sc. D, MIT 1974) is a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and a faculty member at Caltech since 1982. He co-led the MARK J Collaboration that discovered the gluon at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg in 1979. His current activities include searches for the Higgs particles, supersymmetry, and other exotic new particles with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and measurements of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS and NOvA experiments at Fermilab. Between 1998 and 2008 he served as the Chair of the Collaboration Board of the U.S. contingent of CMS. He now serves as Chair of the US LHC Users Organization, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and is Chair of the American Physical Society Forum on International Physics. 

In addition to his roles in physics discoveries over the last 40 years, and leadership roles in CMS and the US LHC Users Organization, Newman has had a leading role in the strategic planning, development, operation and management of international networks and collaborative systems serving the High Energy and Nuclear Physics communities since 1982, and served on the Technical Advisory Group for the NSFNet in 1986. He created the worldwide computing model of Tier1, Tier2 and Tier3 facilities used by the LHC experiments in 1999 and designed and implemented the first Tier2 center at Caltech in 1999-2000. He led the international consortium that won the SC2003, SC2004, SC2005 and SC2009 Bandwidth Challenge Awards, with a 2005 record of 151 Gigabits/sec, and subsequent storage-to-storage wide area and metro-distance marks of 119 Gbps and 200 Gbps in 2008-9. He represented the LHC and the science research community on the Internet2 Strategic Planning Committee and now serves on Internet2's Architecture and Operations Advisory Council. 

As Chair of the ICFA Standing Committee on Inter-regional Connectivity since 2002, he has worked to develop and provide effective high performance networking for the high energy physics community, and to foster greater equality of access to groups working in many regions of the world, through the development of modern network and grid infrastructures, Tier2 center development, and tools for large scale data transfer, monitoring and management. This includes collaborations with groups at UERJ in Rio de Janeiro, and at USP/UNESP in Sao Paulo, the RNP national network in Brazil, and the Sao Paulo regional network ANSP, as well as groups in Mexico, Pakistan, India, Romania, Slovakia and China. As a result of this work he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa degrees by the Politechnica University in Bucharest, Romania, and Pavel Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia in 2007, and the “Jose Bonifacio” medal of the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 2009.

Francisco Yumiceva, Fermilab
Speaking about the LHC
Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 PM &
Wednesday, November 16, 2:00 PM

Francisco Yumiceva is a particle physicist searching for the answers to some of the most fundamental question about the universe. He is involved in one of the largest and most complex experiment in the world. This experiment is part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at the European Physics laboratory called CERN.

Francisco came to the US to pursue a doctoral degree in particle physics at the University of South Carolina. He studied a minuscule asymmetry between matter and antimatter at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in California. After graduation, Francisco moved to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to study an elusive particle called the neutrino which could help us to understand better the composition of the universe. Francisco is currently associated to Fermilab, the most important particle accelerator laboratory in the US.