Blast Busters

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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.

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Project Team

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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.

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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.

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Davide Alocci

Trained as a Computer engineer at the University of Siena, Davide is an Italian technology enthusiast. During an internship for the Master’s thesis, he discovered Bioinformatics and it was love at first sight. After taking his Master in Computer Engineering he decided to leave Italy and he ended up in Geneva. Davide is now a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics within the Proteome Informatics Group, and develops software for glycomics and glycoproteomics analysis.

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Leonardo Milano

Passionate about how innovation can help solving humanitarian challenges, in 2016 Leonardo joined the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to carry out cutting-edge research on displacement related to conflicts and natural disasters worldwide. Trained as a physicist, Leonardo worked as data analyst in two of the world leading research organizations: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and LBL, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics, is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

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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.

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Silvia Teixeira

Silvia is a life enthusiast with interest in different disciplines. She works as a research fellow at CERN in the field of Superconducting Radiofrequency, loves developing her own photographic films in the darkroom, hiking up mountain summits and writing short stories about paper planes.

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Vito Palladino

Vito is an Applied Physicist. He got his PhD in High Energy Physics at the Naples University “Federico II” working on the calorimeters of the NA62 Experiment at CERN. He moved to Rome to continue his work in the same group. After two year of PostDoc he, then, moved to CERN where he joined the group responsible of the tracker of the same experiment. He is currently working at Imperial College London as Applied physicist in the CMS experiment. His skill are quite wide but generally focused on the hardware development and deployment.

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Yigit Demirag

Yigit is a MSc. student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University in Turkey. He spent two summers at CERN as Openlab Summer Student and Google Summer of Code Student working on vectorization and SIMD optimization of Random Number Generators on Intel’s Haswell Architecture and on the second generation MIC architecture, Knights Landing. His current research area focuses on designing and fabricating nano devices that mimic synapses of the biological brain. He is passionate about Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing and Privacy.