Sunday, March 20, 2011

ISGC2011 and OGF31: Meet the bloggers

Introducing the people who will be keeping you up to date on the latest goings on from Taipei.

Alex Voss is a lecturer in software engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. He is currently involved in providing an /elastic wrapper/ for research applications through the ELVIRA project and in developing cloud-based teaching of software engineering and information security management at St Andrews. His main research interest is in how people use distributed systems and making sense of what is going on in them.


Elizabeth Cochran is an Assistant Professor of Seismology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Her research involves augmenting seismic networks using low-cost MEMS sensors and volunteer computing to improve our understanding of earthquake rupture processes and related seismic hazard.

Tom Fifield is a software engineer, based at The University of Melbourne in Australia. After gaining experience in grid computing working to support the ATLAS experiment, Tom is now working extensively with collaborators from numerous overseas locations to facilitate the Belle II experiment's distributed computing design, and investigating interoperability between grid and cloud based solutions.


François Grey is a Fellow of the Shuttleworth Foundation and coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, a partnership between CERN, the UN Institute of Training and Research and the University of Geneva. He is currently based in Beijing where he is Professor of Distributed Scientific Computing at Tsinghua University.

Catherine Gater has a background in Materials Science and a keen interest in talking about scientific research rather than doing any herself. Catherine is now Chief Administrative Officer and Dissemination Manager for in the Netherlands and is project coordinator for the e-ScienceTalk project.

Manisha Lalloo hails from a chemistry background, but is now putting her science communication skills to good use in the world of e-science. She joined the GridTalk and e-ScienceTalk teams following a stint in Brussels, helping the European Parliament promote their many events. Manisha also works as a freelance chemistry writer and in her spare time likes to dance.
Adrian Giordani is originally from London and has a BA degree in Software Systems and fours years of commercial experience in the online industry. Having recently completed a MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College, he is now a science writer based at CERN and covers topics about grid computing, cloud computing, super computing, volunteer computing, networks and much more. 

Corentin Chevalier is e-ScienceTalk's technical wizard. He's specialized in website conception, (particularly flash, animations and dynamic systems) and doing some grid computing webcasts. He also keeps close track of new technologies and concepts, of which grid computing is a biggie.  

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