Leonardo Cristella

Simulation Neuroscience Data and Knowledge Engineering


Leonardo Cristella is a scientific Software Engineer within the Data and Knowledge Engineering team in the Simulation Neuroscience division.

At Blue Brain, he develops automated pipelines to analyze and integrate data in a multiscale 3D brain atlas.

Before joining the project in 2022, Leonardo worked on several projects for CERN developing Cloud Computing software for the CMS collaboration, and identifying particles in a high-granularity calorimeter with 5-D clustering algorithms and using Convolutional Neural Network for particle classification. He was also a data scientist at the University of Bari, Italy, focusing on the search for charged particles through a 4-D amplitude analysis.

Leonardo holds a MSc and a PhD in particle physics from the University of Bari, Italy. His contribution was awarded the Best Poster Award at the IFAE conference on High Energy Physics in 2015.

In his spare time, Leonardo enjoys beach volleyball, futsal, basketball, and skiing; he also likes to practice the violin.

Selected Publications

A novel reconstruction framework for an imaging calorimeter for HL-LHC
EPJ Web Conf. 251 (2021) 03013

A GPU based multidimensional amplitude analysis to search for tetraquark Candidates
Journal of Big Data 8, 16 (2021)

Improving efficiency of analysis jobs in CMS
P.o.S. ISGC2019 (2019) 015

A Roadmap for HEP Software and Computing R&D for the 2020s Computing and Software for Big Science (2019) no.3, 7

[email protected]: Integrating the Volunteer Cloud and High-Throughput Computing Computing and Software for Big Science (2018) no. 1, 2