CERN School of Computing 2013
19-31 August, Nicosia, Cyprus

The 2013 Special Distinction
To the 6 students having obtained the Second Highest Mark

In addition to the 5 students who obtained the Best Mark of 32, the jury of the CSC examination is pleased to award a special distinction to the 6 students below who obtained a mark of 31 and ranked 6th.

6 Ioannis Agtzidis CERN 31
Lene Bryngemark University of Lund - Sweden 31
Charles Delort CERN 31
Jonas Kunze Johannes Gutenberg Universitšt Mainz - Germany 31
Martin Ljunggren University of Lund - Sweden 31
Aleksandra Wardzinska CERN 31 
2013 Special distinctions: all 6 students with pictures and bio
Individual marks can be provided to students upon request, by email, to the Examination Coordinator, Ivica Puljak (Ivica [dot] Puljak [AT] cern [dot] ch)


Second Highest Mark
AGTZIDIS Ioannis CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am currently a student at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During my university studies I gained a wide spectrum of knowledge which varies from electrical circuits and mathematics to computer programming and electronics. As a perfect complement to my studies, I am currently doing a one year internship at CERN IT Department which gives me valuable working experience of the best quality, on the subject that I am most interested in. Finally CSC is ideal place to meet people of same interests, improve my technical skills and enjoy a beautiful island.
BRYNGEMARK Lene University of Lund - Sweden
  I am doing my second year of Ph.D. at Lund University, within ATLAS. My thesis will focus on beyond Standard Model physics searches with jets. This requires thorough knowledge of the jet reconstruction. I have evaluated an event-by-event correction of jets for pile-up (detector signals originating from additional proton collisions in the same and adjacent bunch crossings, overlaid with signal from the triggering collision). My work resulted in a new standard ATLAS jet pile-up correction. To further deepen my understanding of our jet measurements I am also involved in detector operation within the Liquid Argon calorimeter team.
DELORT Charles CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a French computer scientist currently working at CERN. I have a PhD in computer science, obtained in 2011 from Paris 6 University, France. The main focus of my thesis was on multi-objective combinatorial optimization. I work for the ALICE data acquisition team, where I am developing a simulation of the data flow for the upgrade of the experiment that will be implemented in LS2 (2018). I am currently doing an overview of simulation tools that will be used by a working group to create the simulation by the end of the year. I am familiar with Linux and Windows environments and comfortable using C/C++, Java, Python, and other programming languages.
KUNZE Jonas Johannes Gutenberg Universitšt Mainz - Germany
  I am a German Physicist and PhD student working for the NA62 Experiment at CERN and as Linux administrator at Mainz, Germany. During my diploma thesis I have developed the PC-Farm and software framework for the online trigger of NA62. Through this work I have become an expert in network and parallel programming and my thesis has been honored with an award. Within my current work I am analyzing the feasibility of using commodity processors within low-level triggers at high-energy physics experiments like NA62, LHCb and ATLAS. Using processors enables it to use general-purpose programming languages like C++ for low-level trigger algorithms instead of hardware description languages like VHDL. This would facilitate the handling of low-level triggers and potentially reduce acquisition costs. Privately I have developed the social network which has become the biggest German database concerning heavy metal music.
LJUNGGREN Martin Lund University - Sweden
  I finished my master's degree analysing test beam from a prototype time projection chamber (TPC) constructed by the LCTPC collaboration for R&D towards a detector for the ILC. I have since started a PhD in the Alice collaboration and am currently involved in studies for an upgrade of the Alice TPC, where I am analysing test beam data from a prototype (GEM-based) readout system. I am also working on simulations of the upgraded TPC. Here I use mainly ROOT and possibly Geant in the near future. Another part of my Phd-work is the analysis of anisotropic flow of protons, pions and kaons in Pb-Pb collisions using data from the Alice-experiment. Here I use mainly ROOT (and AliROOT). Other than C++, I am somewhat familiar with Fortran and Matlab. In operating systems, I am familiar with Linux and Windows.
WARDZINSKA Aleksandra CERN, Geneva - Switzerland
  I am a software engineer with 6 years of work experience, most of it acquired at CERN. My current work activities are focused around EDMS (Engineering & Equipment Data Management Service), which stores the technical documentation of CERN and the LHC. I do programming mostly in Java and PL/SQL, I also design features for EDMS and supporting software (external APIs, batch data imports). I supervise a small team developing a new web interface for EDMS. I have MSc in Computer Science obtained from Warsaw University of Technology.


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