Nienartowicz Krzysztof - Gaia
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Krzysztof Nienartowicz is the manager of the Gaia Data Processing Centre in Geneva and the architect and author behind the key software, infrastructure components and operational processes that DPCG and CU7 are built upon.
He moved to the Gaia Geneva team in 2008 from CERN Database Group where he co-authored the biggest data migration to scientific relational database at the time. His interests cover all problems related to complicated data management in a user-centric way: spanning from distributed and parallel databases to machine learning and data visualisation with special attention to time-series domain.
Krzysztof is the founder of Sednai Sarl that has been supporting Gaia CU7 and also focuses on bringing successful science-derived Big Data software and processes to other domains and projects.
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