Niko Neufeld was born in Austria. He holds a degree in engineering physics from the University of Technology in Vienna (Austria) and a PhD in particle physics.
Since 2000 he has been working in the field of high-speed data acquisition and embedded processing. He has co-designed the data acquisition system of the LHCb experiment, a
facility to study the minute differences between matter and anti-matter sifting through almost 70 Gigabytes of data / second on general purpose servers.
He is now in charge of the upgrade of the LHCb DAQ, which will increase the data-rate to be processed to unprecedented 5 Terabytes/s.
Mr. Neufeld has published on numerous topics of high-speed networking, physics data-processing and embedded systems. He is a staff scientist in the experimental physics department at CERN.