Guilherme Amadio

Physicist and Software Engineer in Geneva, Switzerland

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I'm a physicist with a passion for computer science. I currently work at CERN as a Fellow and member of the ROOT development team. ROOT is the data analysis framework used by most high energy physicists. Before working at CERN I was a postdoctoral researcher at an Intel® Parallel Computing Center project for code modernization of high energy physics simulation software at São Paulo State University (UNESP).

I have a PhD in aerospace engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My PhD thesis work focused on simulating the microstructures of solid rocket propellants. Before going to Illinois, I studied nuclear astrophysics at the University of Tokyo, in Japan.

I am interested in nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, high performance and scientific computing, Gentoo Linux, Unix, Intel® Xeon Phi™, SIMD vectorization techniques, CUDA programming, and related research topics.

  • Work
    • CERN
  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Tokyo
    • Universidade de São Paulo