:: Session 15: Day 5: Time 17:00
Grids as a Software Engineering Test infrastructure
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
– 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
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
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.