Dr. Jean-Marie Le Goff

Address: CERN CH-1211 Geneva 23
Email: Jean-Marie.Le.Goff@cern.ch | Telephone: +41 22 767 6559

Dr. Jean-Marie Le Goff is a senior applied physicist and computer scientist that focuses on applying advanced IT techniques and concepts to Particle Physics. He first studied how to move objects over the internet using CORBA to service the control system middleware of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN.

He then worked on extending the concepts of Unified Modeling Language (UML) layers with a description-driven layer for classes and objects which led to the development of a software (C.R.I.S.T.A.L.) dedicated to the tracking and assembly of detector parts. This versatile software found applications outside particle physics, in particular in industry as Enterprise Resource Programming (ERP) software and Business Process Management (BPM), and in accounting and finance.

He is currently working on the use of emerging graph, semantic and structural abstraction techniques for data management and visualization in conjunction with techniques acquired in his previous work. This led to the development of the Collaboration Spotting software, a generic platform for visual analytics of complex datasets. The platform is being used to build various demonstrators including for compatibility and dependency relationships in software and metadata of an experiment at CERN, in scientometry with publication and patent information, pharmaco-analytics and neurosciences.

Jean-Marie Le Goff holds a PhD in experimental particle physics and a DPhil in Computer Science. From 06/2003 – 06/2009, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.