Dr. Ian Bird is currently the CERN Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid Project Leader, and also has responsibility in the CERN IT Department for all Physics Computing activities. He joined CERN in 2002 to participate in the LCG project to set up and deploy the worldwide grid in support of LHC computing.
Prior to joining CERN he spent 6 years at Jefferson Lab in Virginia, USA, where he was head of the computing group and responsible for all aspects of computing for the laboratory. His background and Ph.D. are in particle physics, and he has many years experience in software and computing for High Energy Physics experiments as well as in data analysis. Current research interests are in the areas of applying modern technologies to the management of distributed computing and distributed multi-petabyte scale data volumes for particle physics.