Riccardo de Asmundis

INFN Sezione di Napoli

Riccardo de Asmundis is a Physicist, graduated at the Napoli University “Federico II” in 1987, with a mark of 110/110 cum laude. Dr. de Asmundis is currently a Senior Researcher in Napoli Section of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN, www.infn.it), and a contract Professor at Naples University “Federico II”, Department of Physics for teaching “Microprocessors and embedded systems” since 2015. In the past, he taught Computer Architecture, Automatic Measurements and Data Acquisition systems at the Information Technology Department of the University 'Federico II”. He has been a Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) and a Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for the National Instruments Company (Austin, Texas) since 2004, and he is in charge of teaching LabVIEW and Data Acquisition at the National Instruments Italy as a freelancer. Dr. de Asmundis is a member of International collaborations in high-energy physics, previously for the L3 Experiment and currently in the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. He spent several years at CERN, in designing, testing and implementing particle detectors, data acquisition, and monitoring systems. He has been also an expert and responsible for technical infrastructures for detectors and big experimental installations (such as power supply systems for low and high voltage, gas supply systems, even as designer engineer). He is currently a member of the Km3NET collaboration, where he carried on research relative to innovative photon detectors of astroparticle physics. Dr. de Asmundis is an author of more than 1060 publications on international reviews in the high-energy physics and technical reviews (Physics Letters B, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Journal of Instrumentation, National Instruments conference proceedings, etc.). He has been an author of ten presentations in national and international Conferences. He has been the editor for scientific publications of the “Scientifica Acta” (Pavia, Italy) and IntechOpen (Croatia). With a passion for music and electronic musical instruments, he is the owner of an electronic lab (Jurias, www.jurias.it) for resurrecting and restoration of any kind of electronic equipment related to music: keyboards, synthesizers, organs, HiFi and HiEnd systems and different audio equipment. He is currently studying and playing classical piano.

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Born originally as a software for instrumentation control, LabVIEW became quickly a very powerful programming language, having some peculiar characteristics which made it unique: the simplicity in creating very effective Users Interfaces and the G programming mode. While the former allows designing very professional controls panels and whole Applications, completed with features for distributing and installing them, the latter represents an innovative and enthusiastic way of programming: the Graphical representation of the code. The surprising aspect is that such a way of conceiving algorithms is absolutely similar to the SADT method (Structured Analysis and Design Technique) introduced by Douglas T. Ross and SofTech, Inc. (USA) in 1969 from an original idea of MIT, and extensively used by US Air Force for their projects. LabVIEW practically allows programming by implementing straightly the equivalent of an SADT "actigram". Beside this academical aspect, LabVIEW can be used in a variety of forms, creating projects that can spread over an enormous field of applications: from control and monitor software to data treatment and archiving; from modeling to instruments controls; from real time programming to advanced analysis tools with very powerful mathematical algorithms ready to use; from full integration with native hardware (by National Instruments) to an easy implementation of drivers for third party hardware. In this book a collection of different applications which cover a wide range of possibilities is presented. We go from simple or distributed control software to modeling done in LabVIEW; from very specific applications to usage in the educational environment.

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