:: Session 15: Day 5: Time 17:00 to 18:00
Grids as a Software Engineering Test infrastructure

Miron Livny, Steven Newhouse and Alberto Di Meglio


- Software Engineering [ppt]
- Grids and Software Engineering Test Platforms [ppt]


Prof Dr Miron Livny, BSc, MSc

Miron Livny received a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1975 from the Hebrew University and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1978 and 1984, respectively. Since 1983 he has been on the Computer Sciences Department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Sciences and is leading the Condor project.
Dr. Livny's research focuses on distributed processing and data management systems and data visualization environments. His recent work includes the Condor high throughput computing system, the DEVise data visualization and exploration environment and the BMRB repository for data from NMR spectroscopy.


Dr Steven Newhouse

Steven Newhouse is Director of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK, a collaborative e-Science project between the University of Southampton (where he is based), the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) Steering group, where he is responsible for Application Standards, and is on the management or supervisory boards of the Grid Operational Support Centre (GOSC), AstroGrid and GridPP. He remains active in the Open Grid Services Architecture Working Group (OGSA-WG) of the GGF.

Before moving to Southampton in June 2004 he was the Sun Lecturer in e-Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Technical Director of the London e-Science Centre (LeSC) also based at Imperial. His early research work was in Computational Underwater Acoustic Modelling at the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College. He moved to the Imperial College Parallel Computing Centre in 1998 where he developed the Centre’s research and equipment portfolio through collaborative projects with the College’s main computational users. He led the Centre’s research activity in ICENI – the Imperial College e-Science Networked Infrastructure – a service oriented architecture built using Java and Jini that provided a gateway to other infrastructures.

Alberto Di Meglio

Alberto Di Meglio graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1993 and received a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2000.

After serving as officer in the Italian Navy, Alberto joined the Electrical & Electronic School of the University of Birmingham where he worked as Research Associate and industrial liaison from 1995 to 1997 as part of the EC-funded Vertlink communications project.

In 1998 he joined CERN where he worked for three years as systems engineer in the Information Technology Division. During that period, Alberto was responsible for a number of projects in the field of networked and web systems and representative in the High Energy Physics Windows NT working group.

In 2001 he left CERN to fund a software company developing a multi-platform system for the management and monitoring of distributed systems using the WBEM standards. During this period Alberto was Chief Technology Officer and R&D Manager responsible for development, integration and testing of the company software.

In 2003, he was appointed by CERN as Software Integration Manager in the JRA1 activity of the EGEE project, where he took the position of leader of the gLite Build, Integration and Quality Assurance Cluster. In January 2006 he was appointed project leader of the ETICS project, whose major goal is the set up of an international automated build and test infrastructure dedicated to the grid and other distributed software projects.

He is a member of the Italian Board of Engineers, a Charted Engineer of the ITF (IEE) and member of the IEEE.