Dr. Gang Chen, Professor and the Director of the Computing Centre of Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Dr. Gang Chen started to be involved in high energy physics in 1991. From 1991 to 1994, he worked at IHEP and CERN as the physicist of L3 experiment on LEP at CERN. The main activities focused on the research of tau lepton decay properties. He developed a neural network system for data analysis of particle decay. This was the first time to use neural network technology in the computing of LEP experiments. In 1995 and 1996 he worked at Peking University. He joined BES experiment and worked on the BES data analysis. In 1995, He went back to IHEP and was in charge of detector designs for Alpha Magnet Spectrometer (AMS) and development of code for data reconstruction. He made important contribution to the design and development of electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) of AMS. During the period, he is also in charge physics simulation and he built a first computing cluster at IHEP. This cluster was used for AMS computing environment.
Since 2003 he became the director of the Computing Centre of the IHEP; He is in charge of the provision of a high performance computing infrastructure for BESIII, ARGO-YBJ and LHC projects. He was the member of International High Energy Physics Computing Coordination Committee (IHEPCCC) since 2005. Since 2004, he has been leading a group to build the WLCG site in China for LHC experiments. From 2009, he initiated a volunteer computing project, named CAS@home, to facilitate the volunteer computing in China. During the period his main activities include distributed computing, high performance computing, grid and cloud computing, high performance and distributed storage technologies. From 2011, he became the co-director of France China Particle Physics Laboratory (FCPPL). FCPPL is a virtual laboratory collaborating in the field of particle physics, accelerator and related technologies. From 2007 he has been Chinese coordinator of several FP6 and FP7 projects.
Since 2002 Dr. Gang Chen started to supervise graduated students in the field of computing for high energy physics. More than 10 students have got the degrees. Currently there are 7 students working under his supervision.