Andrea Lausi


Speaker: Andrea Lausi, Scientific Director, SESAME, Jordan

After graduating in physics at the University of Trieste, Andrea Lausi joined the Surface Science Group of the University of Genova, focusing his activities on atom-surface scattering phenomena. In 1996 he joined Elettra, where he initially participated in the design and construction of the first hard x-ray beamline. 

In the following years, Andrea Lausi presented the scientific case and managed the construction of two more beamlines, MCX and Xpress. As Head of the powder diffraction beamline, he developed instruments aimed to attract both the scientific and the industrial community. At Elettra, he was involved in several international cooperation projects, and besides the responsibility of the Indo-Italian beamline Xpress, he also represented Elettra in several boards and occasions, from the Italian Crystallographic Association panel for Instrumentation, to the Users’ Meetings of the Mexican Synchrotron project. He is also a member of the LAAMP steering committee, and in April 2019 have been elected chair of the RICE working group, connecting the chief communication officers of the European Research Facilities Association.
Since March 1st, 2020, Andrea Lausi is the Scientific Director of SESAME.

Abstract: "Data Policy at SESAME"

With the rapid development of high-performance computing, data science approaches, such as machine and deep learning, have the power to transform how data are generated, stored and distributed at large-scale facilities.

Advanced computing technologies allow us to exploit unprecedented large-scale simulations and complex data to gain deep insights into new phenomena and structures and enhance results. Properly used, they can offer immense, possibly revolutionary opportunities for scientific discovery in a wide range of research areas such as physics, engineering, material and biological sciences and can potentially deliver enormous societal impact.

SESAME is committed to ensuring transparency in how Experimental Data produced using its facilities is owned, stored, accessed, and managed in ways that maximise public benefit. Moreover, SESAME is a partner facility in the ENGAGE (Enabling the next generation of computational physicists and engineers) Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD fellowships
in Computational Physics and Engineering. ENGAGE aims to develop students' competencies in High-Performance Computing in methodologies at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science approaches and Quantum Computing.