Ben is a Sr. Research Programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), a role where he acts as an IT consultant to scientists who are struggling with the mountains of data new research tools produce. Prior to NCSA Ben helped set up STA Group’s Big Data Practice and served as the Chief Technical Architect at the global investment bank UBS Warburg.

"Data Engineering at the Large Hadron Collide"
monday, 9/21 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Building a data engineering pipeline for serving segments of a 200 Pb dataset to particle physicists around the globe poses many challenges, some unique to high energy physics and some that relate to big science in general. Come learn more about the Large Hadron Collider and see how popular open source technologies are being used to delve into the basic phenomena of the universe.