Blast Busters

The use of explosives, especially in populated areas, is the defining phenomenon of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is subject of daily news reports around the globe. Still today, such events are mainly reported from either eyewitness accounts or from official statements. With its multi-technology detector systems, the e3e Monitor would permit the real-time monitoring of explosions and other extreme energy events on an entirely objective basis.

Project Team

Bertrand Lefort

Bertrand has a University Technology’s Diploma in industrial computing and electronic. He also studied a University degree in Network, systems and multimedia. He first works at CNRS on Adaptive Optics for the ESO Very Large Telescopes located in Chile before moving out to Canaries Islands to work on the world biggest telescope (GTC) as a Senior real-time engineer to design and implement the active-optic control system of the primary mirror. Bertrand also benefit of experience in the private sector for being a two time entrepreneur.

Biliana Vassileva

Biliana Vassileva is a coach and social entrepreneur with a passion for social justice. She aspires to create conditions for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-generational teams to perform at their individual and collective “best” in order to discover and prototype new solutions to persisting social problems.

Brice Copy

Brice has been part of the CERN Engineering Department since 2009, where he has been working on cybersecurity research and middleware development for the LHC and general CERN infrastructure. Prior to this, he developed the project management tools used at CERN for the construction of the LHC and other large European scientific projects.

Christina Wille

Christina was educated in Cambridge (MPhil; International Relations) and Durham (BA; Modern History). She is director and co-founder of Insecurity Insight, improving data collection and monitoring on violence and its consequences for the humanitarian and development agenda. Christina has fifteen years of research experience covering weapons use and the impact of insecurity on humanitarian aid. She has carried out fieldwork in East African and Central Asian countries while senior researcher at the Small Arms Survey and for donor agencies and think tanks in the capacity of an independent consultant. Her particular expertise is in the field of data collection and the development of monitoring systems on the impact of insecurity on people and services in developing and conflict affected countries.

Kerem Gunes

Kerem is a senior student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in Turkey. He’s an experienced hardware and software developer, a cybersecurity enthusiast and an avid traveler. As an undergraduate researcher in artificial intelligence, he’s currently developing a 3D visual simulation framework for testing game theory and reinforcement learning based models of human pilot flight behaviour. His work paves the way for realistic simulation-based assessments of the consequences of the inclusion of autonomous UAVs alongside conventional piloted aircraft.

Kevin Koh

Kevin I. Koh is a specialist in international human rights and sustainable development which he is actively seeking to apply in technology-based social innovation. Currently working at a major international human rights organisation, his areas of expertise include: children’s rights; women’s rights; the inter-dynamics between international economic law and policy with human rights; and, migration and human rights. Kevin was also previously working on innovative approaches for reconciling world trade policy and human rights as Senior Lecturer and Researcher.

Peter Klipfel

Peter is currently a founding partner and lead technical consultant at Archethought. He has an BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. He has worked with national laboratories, government transportation departments, and companies of all sizes to solve problems ranging from weather modeling to crop disease recognition to educational travel.

Robin Coupland

Robin Coupland studied at the Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, UK. He worked as a field surgeon and medical adviser in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1987 until he retired in 2015. He developed a public health approach to a variety of issues relating to violence and weapons. He has published medical textbooks and numerous articles about care of wounded people and all forms of armed violence.

Robin Scheibler

Robin Scheibler is a PhD candidate specializing in acoustic and audio signal processing. On the side, he is building low-cost sensors for citizen science monitoring of the environment. Robin helped build the mobile Geiger counter of Safecast and is an active member of Biodesign for the Real-World.

Silvia Tomanin

Silvia is a web engineer with experience in web development, infrastructure and project management. Her work focuses mainly on websites (re)design, migration and continuous integration. Silvia got her MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2009. Then she moved to Geneva: she has been a fellow at CERN until the end of 2013, where she worked on the redesign on the CERN public website. She loves post–its.


Blast Busters

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