CSC2009 Examination Results

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

François Fluckiger, School Director

The 2009 Podium


Anton Alkin

Bogolubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev - Ukraine

32 (1)


Luis Munoz Mejias

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

32 (2)


Adrian Vogel

Universität Bonn - Germany

32 (3)

(1) Examination completed in 28 minutes
(2) Examination completed in 41 minutes
(3) Examination completed in 42 minutes
2009 Podium: all 3 students with pictures and bio

In addition to the podium, the jury is also pleased to award the 4 following distinctions

Special distinctions


Pavel Jez

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen - Denmark


4 Tim Muenchen

Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Germany

4 Andrea Parenti

DESY, Hamburg - Germany

4 David Sinuela Pastor

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


* Maximum mark: 34;    **Affiliations are as of time of the school

2009 Special distinctions: all 4 students with pictures and bio

Note: Individual marks can be provided to students upon request, by email, to the Examination Coordinator, Ivica Puljak (Ivica.Puljak AT

Examination: facts and figures


Students having participated in the examination

68 students (out of a total of 69 ) registered in the final examination, that is 98% of the students attending the school.


34 multiple choice questions were proposed.

Pass / No-Pass threshold

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

Number of correct answers for successful pass

Any student having replied correctly to 17 or more than 17 questions has been declared as having successfully passed the examination

Number of successful students

63 students succeeded in the examination.


  • CSC Diploma and Georg-August University Certificates of Credit will be handed over to the students at the occasion of  the closing ceremony, Friday 28th of August.

  • The students with the highest marks will be announced at the closing session Friday 28th of August.


Individual marks will be available on demand by email, after the closing session only, from Ivica Puljak (Ivica.Puljak  AT


Examination: List of successful students

The CSC2009 Jury is pleased to warmly congratulate the following students who have successfully passed the 2009 examination.

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

Aguado Sanchez, Carlos
Ahmad, Mian Khawar Hasham
Ahmad, Arshad
Alkin, Anton
Alvarez, Juan De Dios
Bashir Butt, Jamila
Beccati, Barbara
Bender, Walter
Bergholz, Matthias
Bessone, Nicola
Birkholz, Stefan
Borodin, Maksym
Brachem, Carsten
Bukowiec, Sebastian
Caicedo Carvajal, Juan Manuel
Camellini, Gabriele
Capasso, Luciano
Diez, Victor
Dumitru, Laurentiu Alexandru
Engels, Jan
Gajdátsy, Gábor
Garcia Rodriguez, Carlos
Gaspar Martinez, Ana Maria
Ghabrous, Carlos
Haensel, Stephan
Hartl, Christian
Hausard, Marc
Hoermann, Natascha
Horat, David
Janyst, Lukasz
Jarvis, Chad
Jez, Pavel
Kalliokoski, Tuomo
Kapusta, Svetozár
Kaspar, Mathias
Kruse, Daniele Francesco
Lohn, Stefan
Macedo Alves Ferreira, Jose Pedro
Maes, Joris
Md.mamunur, Rashid
Meijer, Melvin
Muenchen, Tim
Muñoz Mejías, Luis Fernando
Nowak, Friederike
Nuhn, Malte
Osterhoff, Markus
Parenti, Andrea
Plestina, Roko
Pucciani, Gianni
Radburn-smith, Benjamin
Riahi, Hassen
Romero R., William A.
Runde, Alexander
Schovancová, Jaroslava
Simon, Michal
Sinuela Pastor, David
Sjursen, Therese
Svantesson, David
Telesca, Adriana
Vogel, Adrian
Välimaa, Joni Jukka
Westerhoff, Uwe
Zach, Cenek

2009 Podium: Pictures and Bio

1st Mark


Bogolubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev - Ukraine

Domains of scientific activity include:

Unitarization of phenomenological high-energy particle collision models, heavy-ion collision models, Monte-Carlo high-energy particle collisions simulation, Data analysis, Linux computing cluster support and maintenance.
Expertise in  Operating Systems and Programming Languages: Linux (system administration), programming languages: C/C++, python, shell-scripts.


2nd Mark

Luis Fernando MUNOZ MEJĺAS

CERN, Geneva - Switzerland

I am working on a central log service for the Computer Security Team, which should allow for easier identification of ongoing attacks and faster forensics analysis of . For this project I have already developed some modules for rsyslog (in C language), as well as some database designs and queries and scripts to use them (SQL, PL/SQL, Python, C, Perl). This task involves also some understanding on SELinux policies, how to write them and how to enforce minimum privileges. I'm also a skilled C++ programmer, although probably not as efficient as I am in Perl, Python, C and bash scripting which are my "working languages". Occasionally I maintain parts of Quattor for which I'm an author. I'm mostly familiar with Linux at systems administrator, user and low-level application levels, although have some knowledge of Windows.


3rd Mark

Adrian VOGEL

Universität Bonn - Germany


I am currently working on software development for a fast simulation of the ATLAS tracking detectors, which means I'm programming in C++ within the Athena environment. My task is to implement a connection to the conditions data subsystem, allowing dead and noisy channels to be treated properly in the detector simulation. Before that, I worked at DESY and did simulations of beam-induced backgrounds in detectors at the International Linear Collider, trying to estimate the impact of background particles which get created in large amounts during each bunch crossing and which can then smash into the forward instrumentation. For these studies I did Geant4-based programming in C++ as well, but I also needed to deal with MySQL, PHP, XML, and some shell scripting. Furthermore, I gained some experience with the gLite middleware by running my jobs and storing my data on Grid resources.


2009 Special distinction

The jury of the CSC examination is pleased to give a special distinction to the four students below who obtained a mark of 30.

4th Mark

Pavel JEZ

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen - Denmark

I am a Ph.D student at Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.

At the moment I am involved in the commissioning and optimizing of the Tau trigger at the ATLAS experiment at CERN. My work is focused on the performance of the Tau trigger in the environment with multiple collisions per bunch crossing, so-called pile-up collisions. The study is done on the Monte Carlo samples produced with the Athena software framework.

For my analysis I am using ROOT and its toolkit for multi-variate analysis in particular. The goal of my study is to find an ideal set of observables which can be used to select events with hadronically decaying tau leptons with the top performance in terms of signal efficiency and background rejection.



Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Germany

I studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences, Münster, and got my master's degree in 2007. In 2008, I started to work on my PhD thesis at the ATLAS working group of the University of Wuppertal. I am continuing development on the user space job monitoring software, JEM, created at Wuppertal, and focus on the user interface (integration in the job submission and management tool 'ganga') and a binary tracing module allowing to monitor.(athena-) user algorithms written in C++.



DESY, Hamburg - Germany

I am working at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany, for the ZEUS and CMS experiments. I am the Monte Carlo Coordinator for the ZEUS experiment: my tasks are to guarantee a smooth processing of Monte Carlo events, coordinate people working on the simulation software, build-up new versions of the Monte Carlo software.   I also made analysis of the ZEUS data using Fortran and PAW. In CMS I am involved in the alignment of the silicon tracker. I am responsible for a package of perl scripts helping in managing a large amount of alignment jobs. I am also doing alignment studies with Monte Carlo events; the software we use for this is C++/root based.



CERN, Geneva - Switzerland 

My current work consists in the development of raytracing functionality inside the FLUKA simulator ( Currently the only way to visualize the geometry given to the simulation is by 2d plane cuts drawn by gnuplot, the aim is to have a 3 dimensional representation of the geometry. The implementation is currently working, made in C language but thinking in a posterior conversion to FORTRAN 77. Given the limitations of FORTRAN 77, the main algorithm has been converted to be iterative instead of recursive, using a binary tree implemented in a fixed size array (there is not dynamic memory allocation in F77). Now I'm converting the code to FORTRAN and it will hopefully merged with the main FLUKA code by the end of this year. - I feel more comfortable working with linux systems. Languages: C, C++, Java, Ruby, Python, Fortran, Shell scripting, Javascript, etc. - I'll use my work at CERN as my thesis, and this year I'll obtain the MSc degree.