DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base


Gianfranco Sciacca

Organisation: AEC-LHEP University of Bern
Role: IT systems, Operation Manager

With a background in High Energy Physics (Ph.D. at Imperial College London, UK), Gianfranco has been involved in delivering Grid computing services to HEP communities since 2004, with involvement in EGEE and EGI.

Afrodite Sevasti

Organisation: GEANT/GRNET
Role: Leader of Business Development activities

Afrodite is leading the Business Development activities at GRNET. At the same time, she leads the GÉANT activity on interoperation with e-Infrastructures and Service Providers.

Nanjiang Shu

Organisation: NBIS
Role: Bioinformatician and senior researcher

Nanjiang Shu is a bioinformatician and senior researcher of National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) at ScLifeLab, Stockholm. Nanjiang is a graduate of Peking University, where he got two BAs in Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering, respectively.


David Skinner

Organisation: LBNL
Role: Strategic Partnerships Lead

David Skinner earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley where his research focused on quantum and semi-classical approaches to chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics.

Alessandro Spinuso

Alessandro Spinuso

Organisation: R&D Observations and Data Technology division of the KNMI
Role: Researcher

Alessandro Spinuso is a researcher at the R&D Observations and Data Technology division of the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute).


Jakob Tendel

Organisation: GÉANT / DFN
Role: Research Project Relations

Jakob Tendel is the principal research liaison and project manager at the German national research network DFN and is responsible for coordinating the activities of DFN and German user organizations relating to data mobility in international science projects.

Sahar Vahdati

Sahar Vahdati

Organisation: University Of Bonn
Role: Researcher

Sahar is a researcher at the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) group, the Institute for Applied Computer Science - university of Bonn.

Niels van Dijk

Organisation: SURFnet
Role: Technical Product Manager

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Matthew Viljoen

Matthew Viljeon

Organisation: EGI Foundation
Role: Senior Operations Officer

Originally from a software development background, Matthew has been delivering computing and data services to scientific research communities since 2003. More recently Matthew was responsible for running the data archive for WLCG Tier 1 at STFC in the UK.

Dejan Vitlacil

Organisation: SNIC
Role: Storage Coordinator

Dejan is Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) Storage Coordinator. He holds position of System Manager at PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.