Dr. Niko NeufeldDeputy Project Leader, CERN
Niko Neufeld was born and studied in Austria. He holds a degree in engineering physics from the University of Technology in Vienna Austria and a PhD in particle physics. Since 2000 he has been working in the field of high-speed data acquisition (DAQ) and embedded processing. He has co-designed the data acquisition system of the LHCb experiment, a facility to study the minute differences between matter and anti-matter sifting through almost 70 Gigabytes of data / second. He is now in charge of the upgrade of the LHCb DAQ, which will increase the data-rate by almost a factor 50. Niko Neufeld has published on numerous topics of high-speed networking, physics data-processing and embedded systems. He is a staff scientist in the physics department at CERN.