Martin Barisits

Martin Barisits is a CERN staff member and since 2017 the project leader for the scientific data management system Rucio. In his role he focuses on the evolution of the software architecture to meet the needs of ATLAS data taking during HL-LHC, as well as the needs of other scientific experiments using Rucio. An ATLAS member for more than 10 years, he worked in ATLAS computing in different roles, where he focused on leading the design and development of distributed systems. He is one of the architects of the distributed data management system Rucio. Martin holds a PhD degree in computer science and a MSc degree in computational intelligence, both from the Vienna University of Technology.

Mario Lassnig

Mario Lassnig has been working as a Software Engineer for CERN since 2006. Within the ATLAS Experiment he leads the global data management activity and is one of the architects and core team members of the Rucio project. In his previous life he developed mobile navigation software for public transport systems as well as cryptographic smartcard applications. In his spare time he sends satellites into space. Mario holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Innsbruck and a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Klagenfurt.

Cedric Serfon

Eric Vaandering

Dimitrios Christidis

James Perry

James Perry is a software architect at EPCC, the University of Edinburgh's high performance computing centre. He has several years of experience working on data management for particle physics experiments, initially UKQCD and now DUNE. He holds a BEng degree in Computing and Electronics. Since joining the Rucio team in 2018, James has improved Rucio's support for object stores and also implemented the policy package system.

Gabriele Fronzé

Gabriele is an Italian researcher at INFN and a CERN user since 2016. Gabriele holds since 2018 a PhD in Physics from Università degli Studi di Torino (IT) and IMT Atlantique Nantes (FR). As part of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaboration he developed the per-RSE checksum mapping, the Rucio FUSE-POSIX module and is currently working on an extended metadata filtering syntax called inequality engine.

Benedikt Ziemons

Benedikt Ziemons joined the Rucio project in 2020 as part of CERN's technical student programme for the ATLAS team. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany. Before working on Rucio, he already had experience as a software developer. Furthermore, he is involved in several other free software projects.

Rizart Dona

Rizart Dona is a computer scientist and a CERN Fellow, who is part of the EU-funded ESCAPE project. In the context of Rucio, he’s been involved in contributions, which touch OpenID Connect support, metadata functionality & other ESCAPE specific activities. He holds a BSc and a MSc degree in Computer Science, both from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Radu Carpa

Radu joined CERN in early 2021. He is a developer in the rucio core team and focuses on replica lifecycle (Upload/Download, Transfers, Listing, Deletion) and on Kubernetes operation. Radu holds a Master's in Computer Networks and Systems from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1; and a PhD in Computer Science from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Before joining CERN, he worked as Site Reliability Engineer at Criteo and at

Mayank Sharma

Mayank is an Electronics Engineer by education and a Software Engineer by passion. He started working as a fellow for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid in 2017 and architected a private PaaS for the WLCG called the SIMPLE Framework. He introduced the Integration Testing framework in Rucio and is the component lead for WebUI, Monitoring and Logging, Traces and Testing.

Rob Barnsley

Rob is a data operations scientist at SKAO, working on assessing the suitability of existing data management, processing and visualisation technologies for an intercontinental network of regional centres. He is interested in expanding Rucio's functionality to better fit astronomy use cases, in particular the handling of metadata. He holds a PhD in Astronomical Instrumentation from Liverpool John Moores University and an MSc in Astrophysics from Liverpool University.

Tim Noble

Joel Dierkes

A full list of former team members and contributors can be found in our repository.

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