19–20 June 2017

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EUROPEAN WOLFRAM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2017 19-20 June 2017| 9-6pm| Nemo museum Amsterdam

Speakers

Conrad Wolfram Wolfram Research Strategic Director and European Cofounder/CEO of the Wolfram Group of Companies Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is the strategic director and European cofounder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Conrad has been responsible for many technical directions, including the Computable Document Format (CDF), webMathematica technology and unification of the Wolfram technology stack. He regularly speaks on the vision of combining human and computer capabilities to improve society's ability to compute answers. Conrad is the founder of computerbasedmath.org, an organization to lead a fundamental shift of math education to a computational thinking approach that equips students for real, computer-based analytical skills of the future. See Conrad’s personal blog: http://www.conradwolfram.com.
Jon McLoone Wolfram Research Europe Director of Technical Communication and Strategy As Director of Technical Services, Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research Europe, Jon McLoone is central to driving the company's technical business strategy and leading the consulting solutions team. With over 25 years of experience working with Wolfram technologies, Jon has helped in directing software development, system design, technical marketing, corporate policy, business strategies and much more.
Tom Wickham-Jones Wolfram Research Director of Kernel Technology Tom Wickham-Jones has worked for Wolfram Research on the implementation of Mathematica since 1990. He is currently the Director of Kernel Technology. He has worked on many details of the Mathematica programming language, as well as other areas such as graphics. In addition, he is the architect of webMathematica and Wolfram Workbench. In 1992, he published the book Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. His most recent work has focused on the Mathematica compiler and parallel computation.
Anthony Zupnik Wolfram Research Kernel Developer Anthony Zupnik is a kernel developer at Wolfram Research Europe, which is based in Oxford, UK. Anthony joined the Wolfram team in 2013 and has worked on a variety of development projects both small and large; notably, he has worked on the Wolfram Cloud, report generation and the Computer-Based Math project. In addition to developing, Anthony also delivers training courses and bespoke presentations in academic, educational and corporate settings. He is mad about APIs, quantum computation and programming, and has experience developing with languages such as VB.NET, C# and SQL.
Mark Sofroniou Wolfram Research Consultant Mark Sofroniou started working on core kernel development in 1995. His focus is on computational aspects, with a particular emphasis on numerics. He has also worked on many fundamental parts of the programming language.
Jason Harris Wolfram Research Consultant Before joining Wolfram Research, Jason Harris obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics, and collected a few other honor degrees before that. He works on the architecture of the front end (among other things), and in particular on the “box infrastructure.” For a couple of years now, he has been working on the skunk works project of technology to allow a fully native version of the Wolfram Language and the front end to work on iOS. Due to the nature of the iOS platform, this has entailed an almost complete rewrite and re-architecture of the front end sources and a lot of under-the-hood work. It has been an exhilarating time to be a front end developer. Talk to Jason about C++, language design, Mathematica, XML, MathML and advanced (or basic) typesetting and issues in the front end.
Roman E. Maeder Wolfram Research Director of Parallel Computing Technology Roman E. Maeder holds a PhD in mathematics from ETH Zurich. He is one of the original developers of Mathematica, and was an assistant professor of computer science at ETH Zurich. He provides consulting in computer-aided mathematics, and continues to develop the parallel computing and other subsystems of Mathematica. He also lectures on computer-based mathematics at the School of Economics, University of Zurich.
Jan Poeschko Wolfram Research Consultant Lead developer of the Wolfram Cloud notebook interface. Remote-working digital nomad. Come talk to me about web technologies, the Wolfram Language and JavaScript, Git and open-source software.
Markus van Almsick Wolfram Research Consultant Dr. Markus van Almsick studied theoretical physics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and biomedical image analysis at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. He has held positions at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt, working on loop quantum gravity, isomer enumeration, stochastic line propagation models in image processing and high angular resolution diffusion imaging. For 27 years, he has been a consultant for Wolfram Research, Inc., contributing code to Mathematica, promoting the software with talks about scientific applications and showing researchers how to solve their problems using Mathematica.
Carlo Giacometti Consultant Wolfram Research Carlo Giacometti studied condensed matter physics at the University of Trieste, focusing on experimental surface science. His main hobby has always been music, and he has been playing the guitar since high school. His exposure to programming started at the university, and it quickly became a powerful and versatile tool for producing sounds and music. In the last year and a half, he has been working as a developer for Wolfram Research, where he is a part of the image and signal processing team.
Pedro Fonseca Suez Hydraulic Discipline Manager Pedro Fonseca studied environmental engineering with a sanitary specialization at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He then proceeded with an international career mostly focused on the detail engineering of water treatment plants, always within the Suez group, and has been based in France, the United States and Portugal. Having managed the hydraulic discipline since 2012, he participates in the research and development of new products as well as in the basic and detail design of water treatment plants all around the world.
Maik Meusel University of Zurich Doctoral Student Maik Meusel is a PhD candidate in quantitative business administration. His research interests include principal–agent models, mechanism design and computational economics. Maik received an MA in economics from the University of Zurich and a BSc in economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. After his studies, he worked as a strategy consultant.
Mher Safaryan KAUST Research Technician Mher Safaryan is a second-year PhD student in pure mathematics. He has three years of experience in search engine development with Python at Teamable Inc., and about eight months of experience in symbolic manipulation for PDE analysis with Wolfram Mathematica at KAUST.
Johannes Bluemlein DESY Head of the DESY Theory Group at Zeuthen Johannes Bluemlein, a theoretical physicist, is head of the DESY Theory Group at Zeuthen. His research fields include higher-loop corrections in quantum chromodynamics, including masses. In performing these calculations up to 3-loop order, a series of new algebras of special functions had to be introduced and systematically studied over the years. These include harmonic sums and polylogarithms, their generalization to Kummer iterative integrals and sums, cyclotomic harmonic sums and polylogarithms, finite binomial sums and iterated integrals over elliptic integrals. The respective calculations require dealing with extremely large sum and integral expressions, which are computed analytically. Here important algorithms by the Linz Group, conducted by Carsten Schneider, are applied and regularly improved and extended by his colleagues at Linz, a highly important partner to DESY. Experimental key problems at the LHC and other high-energy colliders request these calculations to be carried out, since the accuracy reached at the side of data needs the corresponding theoretical relations to measure fundamental parameters of the standard model of elementary particles at this precision.
Erdem Uguz TchebyFlow CTO Erdem Uguz is the cofounder of TchebyFlow, and has been its CTO since 2014. Before starting TchebyFlow, he worked as a process engineer at Intel, Portland. He has PhD degrees from the University of Florida and Université Paris 11. As CTO, Erdem develops solvers for a wide variety of applications, and also identifies future needs. He is also working for business development and market research.
Mirta Rodriguez Computational Physicist Zuse Institute Berlin Dr. Mirta Rodriguez works as a computational physicist at the Zuse Institute Berlin. After graduating from Helsinki University of Technology, she held several positions in industry and academia, including the University of Oxford and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She has managed and developed many EU research and innovation projects. Her current research deals with the development and application of different numerical methods for understanding dynamics in complex molecular networks.
Dr. Tobias Kramer Computational Physicist Zuse Institute Berlin Dr. Tobias Kramer works as a computational physicist at the Zuse Institute Berlin. After graduating from TU Munich (Germany), he worked with Professor E. J. Heller at Harvard University on time-dependent quantum theory and later established a research group at the University of Regensburg (Germany), focusing on GPU computing for physics. His research covers several areas of theoretical physics, with applications ranging from astrophysics to nano-devices and biophysics.
Dr. Romke Bontekoe Trainer in Bayesian Statistics Bontekoe Research, Amsterdam Dr. Romke Bontekoe obtained a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Groningen in the 1980s, worked as a rocket scientist in the 1990s and was involved in the life sciences in the 2000s. And now, being 60+ years old, he feels it’s time to transfer his knowledge and experience to a younger generation.
Athanassios Hatzis, PhD Research Scientist/Engineer Athanassios is an independent contractor and since September 2009 has been relentlessly occupied with meticulous private research on database models and how these can be applied for personal or health information management. During this period, he has developed and made public the following open-source software projects:
  • R3DM/S3DM, a data modeling framework
  • DBAPI, a functional RESTful HTTP API in the Wolfram Language for NoSQL databases
  • NULON, a top-level foundation ontology
  • MEDILIG, an electronic health record (EHR) cross-platform software
In the past, Athanassios has been a health information technology managing director in the department of neurosurgery in the University of Athens, situated at Evangelismos General Hospital. The adoption and use of electronic medical records and clinical decision support systems for chronic neurological disorders, surgical teleconferencing and out-of-hospital clinical monitoring were his major achievements. Besides his health IT management skills, he has a strong research background in the clinical applications of speech technology. He has spent ten years on research and education in top UK universities, and he has published both in speech technology and neurotechnology sectors in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.
Bart Clymans KION Group Egemin Group NV Lead Mechanical Engineer Bart Clymans has 18 years of experience in design and production of functional prototype industrial machinery. Until 2007, he worked mainly in custom-made manufacturing machines for the automotive sector; in the last decade, he has worked in tailor-made automated guided vehicles. He is currently working as a mechanical engineer at the Egemin Group, now part of the product development of mobile automation at the KION Group. With a few examples of simple and intuitive dynamic modules, he will show how Wolfram Mathematica can be an efficient tool for engineering, communication and analysis.
Bart ter Haar Romeny Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis Eindhoven University of Technology Bart ter Haar Romeny studied applied physics at Delft University, and got his PhD degree at Utrecht University. His interest is in computer-aided diagnosis for medical imaging. He has worked on breast cancer detection, heart motion, brain connectivity and visualization, and is currently the project leader of RetinaCheck, a large-scale, Sino-Dutch screening program for retinal damage due to diabetes. His approach to the design of image analysis algorithms is supported by a solid mathematical team, fully working with Mathematica, and he is inspired by findings in human visual perception. He is a longtime Mathematica evangelist, teacher, designer and author.
Kai Gansel ADDITIVE GmbH Key Account Manager and Scientific Consultant Dr. Kai Gansel works as a scientific consultant, developer, instructor and key account manager at ADDITIVE, a provider of software and hardware solutions and sales partner of Wolfram. He gained his passion for complex data mining problems during his studies on the basic functioning of neural networks, which he conducted in his own lab at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. At ADDITIVE, he is mainly responsible for advising customers from both science and industry on their data mining projects and developing custom-made algorithms and routines for data analysis, visualization and reporting.
Jean Pierre Tollenboom Msc Mechanical Engineering Msc Nuclear Engineering MBA Owner of Claymore-Lowlands Experienced practitioner of Mathematica with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training and coaching industry. Skilled in project control, engineering, change management and construction. Vast experience in many industries. Long-term, 30-plus-years user of Mathematica. Developer of industrial-grade applications based on Mathematica.
Zhao Sun PhD, Operations Research Software Developer, Symetrics Dr. Sun works as a developer for the finance software Symath. He is particularly interested in developing a user interface based on Mathematica. Before he joined Symetrics, he worked at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada as a postdoc researcher.