No Fly Conference

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Transport, particularly air travel, is a major contributor to climate change. Almost every type of business relies on travel for meetings, conferences, even hackathons. Despite the rapidly improving technology, remote collaboration hasn’t really taken off yet. This team will investigate what it takes to make remote collaboration successful. They will do experiments, look for gaps in technology and find ways to match the human needs in collaboration despite these shortcomings.

Events
THE Port Humanitarian Hackathon 2019
Attributes
Communication
Environmental
Software

Project Team

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Axel Filenius

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Ben Krikler

Ben is a particle physicist working on the CMS (CERN) and LUX-ZEPLIN (SURF, USA) experiments to search for Dark Matter. Ben graduated in Physics from Imperial College London and (after a brief stint learning to motorcycle in Asia) started his PhD in Particle Physics on the COMET experiment in Japan. Ben is an expert in large-scale distributed simulations, data analysis, machine learning, and general software development as a Fellow of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute.

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Foteini Mitropoulou

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Harun Urhan

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Julia Gottfriedsen

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Maciej Gladki

Maciej is a software engineer with a passion for entrepreneurship. At CERN he is working for CMS in the area of run control and monitoring in order to automate shifters’ duties and increase the data taking efficiency. He knows hackathons from both sites, as a participant and as an organiser. His team won the CMS Create hackathon in 2016 and he was involved in organisation of LHC Create in 2018. He believes we can move the world forward with better communication and collaboration online. Maciej loves everything that gives him a sense of escape, although he has nothing to escape from.

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Margot Montassine

Margot is a HR professional with work experiences in leading global companies (Crédit Agricole CIB, L’Oréal, Dassault Systèmes) and international organizations (OECD, CERN) on particularly challenging missions (project management, talent management, change management). She is a strong problem-solver, with analytical curiosity and agility, trained on design thinking. Margot is deeply driven by the idea of having a positive impact on the world using science and technology.

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Mohammad Moosajee

Mohammad is an experienced fellow with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy industry. He is a strong believer in advocating for Renewable Energy as he has experienced consequences of climate change. He is initiating an experimental start-up in West Texas/Panhandle Region to help farmers switch their mills & cotton gins to renewable energy source. Mohammad is also doing research on Quantum Mechanics and Particle Entanglement, looking for ways to fabricate quantum computer cheap and less complex. He loves to travel and explore new places, hike mountains, and camping.

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Natalia Triantafyllou

Natalia is a PhD student from the University of Liverpool based at CERN, working for the upgrade of the LHC. She grew up in Greece but her love for exploring and experiencing different cultures led her to live, study and travel to a bunch of other countries. Always looking for new challenges, she also likes to travel between different technological fields trying to find a creative way to combine them. Having a strong background in physics she is currently trying to figure out how these research skills can be applied for facing real-world problems.

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Nina Laribi

Nina is a multidisciplinary student that is particularly drawn to areas that make intensive use of math and physics. She is currently finishing her dual master’s degree in intelligent systems and entrepreneurship at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her master thesis aims at contributing to the field of learning analytics through capturing quantitative data about the real-world social interactions in collaborative learning in STEM fields. During her journey at university, Nina worked in diverse industries as a way to explore the applications of her studies. These experiences led her to discover what she wants to focus on for the next few years, which is becoming a valuable contributor to the responsible development of AI. When not tinkering with tech, Nina can be found enjoying a book, traveling, debating contentious subjects with her peers around a coffee, and definitely not dreaming about a world bundled with extra dark chocolate.

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Ozgur Etisken

Ozgur is a PhD student at CERN, Switzerland & Ankara University, Turkey. He has been working on the injector complex design of FCC-ee (Future Circular Collider) project for his PhD. In the early days of his career, he worked as a math teacher in a secondary and a high school. Afterwards, he worked for TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) as project manager in science center projects. During those years, he has also gained a passion on writing and in this regard he achieved to publish a few popular science articles in a science magazine with a high circulation in Turkey.

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Sara Zahedinezhad

Sara is a Civil and Environmental engineer, who holds a master’s degree in Water, Environment and Coastal Engineering from the Leibniz University of Hannover and is currently working as a project engineer in Munich; she also has a background in music, arts, and literature. Growing up in Tehran, an overpopulated city with a soaring crisis of extreme pollution made her aware and vigilant of the impact of anthropogenic activities. So realizing her lifelong dream, she has launched a mission of finding innovative approaches to mitigate environmental problems.

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Sarah Wilkens

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Selen Akcelik

Selen is working as a planning and coordination specialist at The Research and Application Center for Space and Accelerator Technologies (IVME-R) at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. She was born and raised in Ankara. After her bachelors in astronomy, Selen finished her MS degree in human resources management from the perspective of humanitarian development. She is interested in science and technology policy, science communication and education. Selen voluntarily organizes educational activities for students every year at METU.