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Backes, Thomas David My interest in Grid Computing is at the applications level. I am currently involved in several physics research projects. These include time domain simulation of quantum nanostructures, subwavelength nanoparticale optical waveguides, and photoconductor switch terahertz radiation sources. Simulation of these structures requires the use of computationally intensive methods such as 3-dimensional finite-difference time-domain methods and Monte Carlo methods. We have previously been fortunate to have access to time at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. As the complexity of the systems we want to simulate increases, the use of grid computing becomes increasingly important. For example, in the past we have performed time-domain simulation of quantum dot logic gates. However, these simulations have been limited to up to 2 gates and use the Hartree-Fock approximation. With more computational power, a more exact simulation of a larger quantum computing system becomes feasible. There are several lectures offered at the institute that would advance my research and education in grid computing. Specifically, those lectures with corresponding hands-on practicals would be of great value in increasing my skill set in network programming. The lecture on cluster computing and tuning Monte Carlo simulations could directly improve my own research. My background as an undergraduate was in computer engineering. Likewise, my studies contained coursework in programming, networking, and modern computer systems, and I am prepared for whatever programming background is needed at the institute. In my Ph.D. research, I have been working on problems in physics. As someone who uses grid computing for research in physics, I am already an enthusiastic supporter of the goals of the institute, and would value the opportunity to make contacts and exchange ideas with others in the same position. As a graduate student, my resources are limited. I receive limited funding for my work as a research assistant, in addition to loans to finance my education. Financial support would go a long ways to making my participation not be a hardship. I hope you will give my application strong consideration for acceptance and support.
Baron, Sergio

"As a researcher and graduate student in the microelectronics and

micro-electro mechanical fields, grid computing is a  very important tool to run micro and nano scale simulations. All kind of physical interactions occur at this nanometric level, so if not having access to a supercomputer, a grid can supply enough processing power."

Baskin, Allwynn L  
Bertogna, Mario Leandro My intrest in participating of this workshop is to share and integrate experience in grid computing and distributed systems, with scientists and engineers to improve the effectiveness of research and aplicacionts of this technology.Actually ięm working in two projects related with this purpose:PROJECT ALFAGRIDand PROJECT CRIBABB-COMAHUE. The strategic mission of ALFAGRID is quite clear: it will play a “seed” role for the development of Grid computing initiatives in cooperation between Latin America and European Union that will drive to further collaboration on many scientific research areas. The impact on advanced research areas in what has been designed as “e-Science” (for enhanced Science) will be significant, as it is happening right now in Europe through national and European projects.
Bose, Abhijit Computational grids are increasingly being deployed to provide unified access to distributed and heterogeneous resources such as CPUs, storage arrays, networks, and scientific instruments. While the existing grid computing frameworks and protocols provide a robust set of mechanisms for user authentication, security, and workflow management; efficient scheduling of tasks on distributed and heterogeneous resources, termed as metascheduling, is a topic of growing importance. In this presentation, I will first review existing algorithms and frameworks for application-level and grid-level task scheduling. Next, I will describe the MARS metascheduling framework that can be integrated into existing grid infrastructure to provide robust task scheduling and resource management capabilities. MARS provides several important advantages over current-generation schedulers: (i) it provides VO-level fault-tolerance with respect to compute resources and tasks, (ii) it provides on-deman!
d scheduling of highest-priority tasks provided either task pre-emption or dedicated queues are allowed in local resource queues, and (iii) it allows co-scheduling of multiple resources when local resources allow advanced reservations. The modular design of MARS allows fast integration of many local resource managers (e.g. PBS, Sun Grid Engine, Condor, LSF etc) via pluggable modules. Further, the flexibility of MARS allows incorporation of multiple scheduling algorithms --- it currently supports Minimum Completion Time (MCT), Genetic Algorithm (GA)-based and Fair-share algorithms. We are currently deploying MARS to manage several hundred desktop PCs and a large Linux Cluster at the Michigan Grid Research and Infrastructure Development (MGRID) at the University of Michigan.
Brassfield, Erin As a senior undergraduate Astronomy student, it is my goal to get as much experience in the field as possible this year, through internships and coursework. The PASI workshop will help me to become more aware of the resources available to me for research, and I aim to bring back this awareness to other students in the Astronomy and Physics department at UH Hilo.
Ciappina, Marcelo Fabian My name is Marcelo Ciappina and I've recently obtained my PhD in Physics.I work in Atomic Physics, especially in Atomic Collisions. The main research subject I've studied is the modeled of collision dynamics, that consists of solve numerically the Schroedinger equation. On the other hand I've developed algorithms to compute the integrals
and special functions associated in the calculation of the collision cross sections. These subjects involve large amount of computations, so is essential to know and learn about new computational tools: programming languages, numerical paradigms, etc. and take advantage of the hardware developed recently to tackle this kind of problems: Pc's clusters, Grids, etc. I enjoy teaching at the University and listening 80's music.
Driscoll, Tiffany Melissa I recently joined the theoretical General Relativity research group at Louisiana State University, with that comes a tremendous need to understand and implement programming and networking knowledge. I have very little experience with programming and networking, so any educational tool, which gives me a stronger foundation, is an opportunity that must be taken.Our research group is very diverse and spans multiple departments: math, computer science, and physics, and universities: Cal Tech and Penn Sate to name a few, so networking is not avoidable, which leaves me at a severe deficit. Currently I am learning to work with cactus code, super mike, and wiki, which is surmountable, but difficult with classes and teaching. I would love to have a week to completely immerse myself in the networking community and absorb and learn as much as possible. I could then take this knowledge back to me group and be a stronger researcher and play a more essential role, thus progressing my graduate career.
Euillades, Leonardo Daniel

I'm Computer Science Engineer. I work in the National of Cuyo University, in Mendoza, and I'm working in Radar image processing. My personal interest in grid computing is in the application of this technology to process radar imagery. I'm going to start my PhD studies, and I'll working in software development to improve the computing times, involved in radar imagery proccesing.

I think that PASI will benefit me, because i'll know the last researchs about this subject.

Fernandez, Slezak Diego I am a PhD student. I am studying in the Complex System Laboratory at the Computer Science Department, FCEN-UBA, Argentina. I am currently working on Complex Systems, Parallel Computing, GRID and Access GRID. This meeting will be of great importance to understand the state of art.
French,Richard Tyler The Purpose of my attending this conference would be to further my understanding of networking as related to High Energy Physics Computing. This would accent my work on the ATLAS project at the University of Michigan.
Garcia Garino, Carlos Gabriel  
Gonzalez, Amado  
Gregores, Eduardode Moraes

I am a brazillian Experimental High Energy physicist who is currently engaged in the experiments DZero of Fermilab and CMS of CERN. Both experiments are leading the world development of Grid computing architecture, the only tool that enables the high performance distributed computing as needed by the experiments. In Brazil, I am one of the Principal Investigators of SPRACE project, with is building a computer cluster that is part of both DZero Grid (the SamGrid project) and the CMS-US Grid (Grid3/OSG projects). This conference will be very beneficial for the success of our endeavor as will profite the direct contact with the most brilliant expert on the field, as well as to exchange experiences.

Iope, Rogerio Luiz My purpose attending these advanced studies are mainly to learn and stay up to date with the advancements of High Performance Networking and Grid Computing research, trying to foresee the frontiers of knowledge, in order to have some insights on how to best apply these technological innovations to the challenging computing problems to be solved by the particle physics researchers on the coming years. As a student, this studies would help me
give the right directions to the research I am conducting.
Lietti, Sergio Morais I am a brazilian Experimental High Energy physicist, member of both DZero-Fermilab and CMS-CERN experiments. I am also a member of the SPRACE project, a computer cluster located at São Paulo, Brazil, that is part of the DZero Grid (the SamGrid project) and the
CMS-US Grid (Grid3/OSG projects). Since the Grid computing architecture is the only tool that enables the high performance distributed computing needed by DZero and CMS experiments, this conference will be very important because it will provide direct
contact with the most important experts on the field.
Luiggi, Eduardo E. To learn about Grid Technology and how it is being applied in HEP experiments such as CMS at LHC. As a member of the CMS collaboration, this conference will serve as a starting point in my involvement in the Grid efforts of CMS. Specifically, I'm interested in learning not only about the analysis using the Grid, but also about how issues regarding Workload, Data managment and security are deal with.
Maia, Clovis Achy Soares My main interest in this event is to enhance my knowledge about GRID and the use of advanced networking technologies in Physics. I have special interest in current and future use of this technology in Numerical Relativity [i.e. simulations of black hole collisions and associated gravitational wave emission, which is an on going research using networking technology]. I also have interest in the pure technical and computational aspects of networking.
Mercadante, Pedro Galli  
Mercado, Gustavo  
Mocskos, Esteban Eduardo I'm doing my PhD in Computer Science and working in the Complex Systems Laboratory in Grid and Access Grid projects.This school is of primary importance for my development and research area.I'm sure its an excellent oportunity to obtain the state of the art in Grid Computing.
Monetti, Julio Cesar  
Moore, Jason E To learn about grid technology with the intent of application to data acquisition, storage, and access for the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
Pathak, Surya Dev I am a Post doctoral research fellow at vanderbilt's Physics and astronomy department and working on grid and storage related projects at the Advanced computing center for research and education (ACCRE) at Vanderbilt. My current area of work is on next generation storage elements for large scale grid computing clusters.
Pena, Santiago My current and past research are both based on a collaboration between the computer science and physics communities (grid computing applied to LISA and LIGO projects). Given my education and research experience, I believe the opportunities provided by this conference will greatly enhance my knowledge of the grid computing field and will better enable me to faciliate more effective communication between the two communities. Furthermore, I can provide valuable feedback regarding my experiences in working in both fields.
Perez, Santiago Cristobal  
Ponce, Castro Marcelo I'm a master degree student and the principal reason why I want to participate (and my purpose in other words) is to get involved in the computational techniques that will be presented. These "Grid Computing and Advanced Networking Technologies" will be usefull for my tesis degree and for my current research. So my principal purpose is to learn as much as possible about them and try to put them in practice into my own investigations.
Silva, Martin Omar  
Simpson, Gladys Esther  
Somaiya, Manas H "My goal in attending the Pan-American Advanced Study Institute is to learn about new ideas and developments in advanced networking technologies and grid computing. I hope to meet the leading researchers from both North and South America in these fields. I believe that the proposed lectures, seminars, and discussions will help in broadening my understanding of the cutting edge research in these fields and offer me insights for my own graduate research work. "
Stark, Dylan Thomas
While I am not a physicist nor an astronomer, I do have a vested interest in advanced networking concepts and working in collaboration with application scientists. I am a first year Ph.D. student in computer science at Louisiana State University and have been working as a graduate assistant at the Center for Computation and Technology.  The mission of the Center is to foster such collaborations and to build on interdisciplinary research to advance computational sciences. As such, my work as a graduate assistant will likely depend heavily on my ability to work with the astrophysicists, and other researchers, at LSU.

I am currently a member of the Frameworks and Grid Computing groups at the CCT, and am working primarily with Tom Goodale on the Cactus Computational Toolkit. Cactus is a framework for scientific computing which allows applications programmers and scientists immediate access to cutting edge computational techniques and technology, such as parallelization over a computational grid with MPI and efficient data storage and I/O with HDF5. My research interests include distributed/Grid computing, HPC and parallel computing. I am particularly interested in doing multi-cluster/site MPI runs with different Grid-enabled implementations of MPI, such as MPICH-G2 and MPI-VMI2.

Your institute would be an invaluable experience for me in that it would provide exposure to both new technology and the needs of the user community. The sections on advanced networking and Grid computing would be especially beneficial to the work I am doing with distributed MPI runs; where the network plays a critical part in the overall performance of the simulations. I hope that I am given the opportunity to attend your institute and participate in what looks to be a very rewarding experience.
Taffernaberry, Carlos  
Turjanski, Pablo Guillermo I am a PhD student. I am studying in the Complex System Laboratory at the Computer Science Department, FCEN-UBA, Argentina. I am currently working on Complex Systems, Parallel Computing, GRID and Access GRID. This meeting will be of great importance to understand the state of art.
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