CSC2007 Examination Results

2007 Examination: Best marks

In addition to its warmest congratulations to all the candidates who successfully passed, the jury of the CSC final examination is pleased to announce the following distinctions

Franšois Fluckiger, School Director


The 2007 Podium


Antonio Delgado Peris

CIEMAT, Madrid - Spain



Thomas Loddenkoette

Bonn University - Germany



Marcelo Baquero Ruiz

Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota - Colombia


Carlo Battilana

UniversitÓ degli studi di Bologna - Italy


Iris Christadler

Leibniz Computing Center - Germany


Jiri Kral

Czech Tech. University, Praha-Czech Republic


Anton Lechner

CERN, Geneva  - Switzerland


Andrzej Nowak

CERN, Geneva  - Switzerland


Karol Wawrzyniak

University of Warsaw - Poland


* Maximum mark: 33
(affiliations are as of time of the school)

2007 Podium: all 9 students with pictures and bio

Individual marks can be provided to students upon request, by email, to the Examination Coordinator, Wisla Carena (Wisla.Caren AT

2007 Examination: facts and figures


Students having participated in the examination

70 students (out of a total of 79 ) registered in the final examination, that is 89% of the students attending the school.


34 multiple choice questions were proposed.

Question 9 was invalidated by the jury after deliberation, and not taken into account. Therefore, 33 questions were considered for the results.

Pass / No-Pass threshold

To be declared as having successfully passed the examination, the student must have replied correctly to more than 50% of the retained questions. 

Number of correct answers for successful pass

As 33 questions were retained, any student having replied correctly to 17 or more than 17 questions will be declared as having successfully passed the CSC2007 examination

Proportion of success

 64 students succeeded in the examination.


  • Certificates of credit will be handed over to the students at the occasion of  the closing session Friday 31st of August.

  • The students with the highest marks will be announced at the closing session Friday 31st of August.


Individual marks will be available on demand, after the closing session only, from Wisla Carena (Wisla.Carena AT


2007 Examination: List of successful students

The CSC2007 Jury is pleased to warmly congratulate the following students who have successfully passed the 2007 examination.


All the students below have successfully passed the examination.
We congratulate them!

Baehr, Manuel
Baquero Ruiz, Marcelo
Barandela Pazos, Maria del Carmen
Batista Neto, Teresa Manuela
Battaglia, Andreas
Battilana, Carlo
Bergauer, Thomas
Boelaert, Nele
Budzowski, Michal
Caffaro, Jerome
Chibante Barroso, Vasco
Christadler, Iris
Ciobirca, Costin Catalin
Dana Perez, Jose Miguel
Dargaud, Guillaume
Delgado Peris, Antonio
Demirkoz, Bilge
Dini, Lorenzo
Ehm, Felix
Fanzago, Federica
Fella, Armando
Godinho, Ricardo
Huang, Hui-Tzu
Imamagic, Emir
Ji, Weina
Kokoszka, Tomasz
Kral, Jiri
Lechner, Anton
Liao, ShuTing
Loddenkoetter, Thomas
Maier, Gerhild
Marcos, Diego
Mhashilkar, Parag
Miszczak, Jaroslaw
Morovic, Srecko
Muecke, Manfred
Nowak, Andrzej
Olivier, Bob
Pagano, Alfredo
Pintaric, Senka
Polese, Giovanni
Polic, Dunja
Rossi, Biagio
Shah, Syed Yousaf
Shi, Jingyan
Sierra, Rodrigo
Singhal, Vikas
Skowronski, Piotr
Stanecki, Zbigniew
Stanislawek, Karol
Stoica, Radu Ioan
Svendsen, Katrine Aam
Topurov, Anton
Tronconi, Cristina
Veronesi, Paolo
Vitlacil, Dejan
von Haller, Barthelemy
Wawrzyniak, Karol
Weise, Andrea
Williams, Jennifer
Wojcik, Dawid
Wren, Adam
Yousif Al-Eshaiker, Sama
Zynovyev, Mykhaylo

2007 Podium: Pictures and Bio

1st Mark


CIEMAT, Madrid - Spain

My duties include the administration of the institution's Grid resource Center for WLCG and EGEE (CIEMAT-LCG2). As such, I participate in the operation of the site's Grid services, and the planning and deployment of new services or upgrade of the existing ones. I also collaborate with colleagues at PIC Grid site, and give support to the Grid users at CIEMAT. In addition to this, I participate in the development of Grid software for CMS. In particular, I have developed the API of one of the CMS' file catalogs; namely, the CMS' Data Location Service. Of course, I also give support to the users of this catalog.


2nd Mark


Bonn University - Germany

I am working on the alignment of the forward tracking components of the ZEUS detector at HERA. By the time the CSC takes place I will have joined the ATLAS tracking group for my PHD studies. Furthermore I administer the computer cluster of the ZEUS Bonn group, which is a Linux cluster consisting of 18 workstations, one server and one webserver. In the near future I am also going to participate in the computer administration of the Bonn ATLAS group.


3rd Mark


Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota  - Colombia


I am currently working as a Data-Production Operator and as a Software Distribution Provider at CERN (as part of the CMS collaboration). My role focuses on producing Monte Carlo data, making sure that it is saved where it is supposed to be, and running validations for the different CMS Software releases. I am also working with the "JobRobot", a program that sends large amounts of jobs over the GRID for checking the availability of the different sites for processing data. So, I am an "extensive" GRID user: that's the reason why I am so very interested in learning more about it. I have experience with both Windows and Linux operating systems. All my work at CERN involves Linux, so I am probably more familiar with it.


3rd Mark


UniversitÓ degli studi di Bologna - Italy

I am involved in the development of the Drift Tubes Trigger Primitives Emulator under the CMS software framework (CMSSW) and of the DT Local Trigger Data Quality Monitor (under the same framework) as part of the whole DT Trigger Primitives Infrastructure. Both the mentioned tasks foresee the knowledge of C++, XML, Linux and of the Root framework.


3rd Mark


Leibniz Supercomputing Centre - Germany

I am a member of the grid and the user support teams at LRZ. We operate a 9728 core SGI Altix 4700 and a heterogeneous Linux-Cluster with 800 cores. Together with the MPG a cluster with 800 cores and 350 TB disc space is part of LCG as a Tier-2 Center. In addition to LCG, LRZ is also a member of the DEISA/eDEISA grid infrastructure. My work involves porting of applications to different platforms, optimization, debugging and grid enablement, which is currently limited to DEISA but should be expanded to LCG as well.


3rd Mark


Czech Technical University, Praha ľ Czech Republic

I am a student (5th year) of experimental physics (heavy ion/high energy), recently employed (80%) by the department as an IT support for physical computing. My task is to build a cluster computer to be used mainly for ALICE data processing (in cooperation with CAS FZU Tier-2 Center in Prague). My CERN activity is to supervise and develop a part of Detector Control System for SDD detectors of ALICE. The work ranges from simple custom hardware design for front-end, FPGA programming, writing kernel modules, to developing own DIM servers and working with PVSS.


3rd Mark


CERN, Geneva  - Switzerland

My current work as a PhD-student at CERN consists of investigations concerning the usage of modern software tools for determining the spatial dose distribution in patients subject to radiotherapy with ion beams. In this context I employ Monte Carlo Methods and distributed computing techniques (particularly Grid) to achieve a high precision and fast computations suitable to clinical applications. My work involves the quantitative assessment of relevant physics models for low-energetic ions (as occuring in radiothereupical applications), currently available in the Geant4 Simulation Toolkit. Both electromagnetic and hadronic interactions are taken into account. Possible extensions of the existing Geant4 physics are considered to design and implement new or improved models. An important part of my thesis is to evaluate the possibility to exploit a distributed computing environment for achieving a precise dose calculation within a time frame compatible with clinical applications at a hadrontherapy facility. For this purpose I perform large-scale Geant4-based dose calculations on the LCG.


3rd Mark

Andrzej NOWAK

CERN, Geneva  - Switzerland

Andrzej Nowak has been working at CERN openlab, a partnership between CERN and the industry (Intel, HP, Oracle), since 2007. His early research concerned operating systems security, mobile systems security, and wireless technologies. During his studies in 2005 and 2006, Andrzej worked at Intel, where he researched custom performance optimizations of the Linux kernel and took part in developing one of the first 802.16e (WiMax Mobile) wireless MAN networking standard implementations. Soon after obtaining his diploma, he joined openlab in January 2007. Andrzej deals mostly with multi- and many-core architectures and parallel processing. Another significant area of his work is platform optimization and performance assessment.


3rd Mark


University of Warsaw - Poland

Two of my current main activities are as follows: 1) Administrator at EGEE project responsible for network issues, security and monitoring of Warsaw EGEE Cluster. Employed by Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw. 2) Ph.D. student in Polish-German PhD studies running in ICM Warsaw University in cooperation with the Graduate College at the IWR, University of Heidelberg. Research area: Multi-agent games: Evolution, Thermodynamics and Applications Supervisor: Dr. hab. W. Wi┐slicki Department: Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling University: Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland.