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SLAC ATLAS activity overview  (see left menu bar top section for more details)

Prof. Lauren Tompkins' Stanford ATLAS group portal

Summer 2017 Student Project Proposals

ProjectsContact PersonStudentLocation
Silicon sensor testingSu Dong  SLAC
RCE readout developments

 Su Dong / Martin Kocian

  SLAC/CERN

 b-tagging: studying RNN
based vertexing 

  Michael Kagan CERN
b-tagging: studying RNN
based double b-tagging 
Michael Kagan CERN
tau tagging with 3D imaging
and deep neural networks 
Michael Kagan CERN
Boosted H(->bb)+j: studying
signal selection and impact of
new physics 
Michael Kagan CERN
hh->4b: study using ML
algorithms for selection 
Michael Kagan CERN
Boosted hh->4b study for
high luminosity LHC 
Michael Kagan CERN

Quark/gluon tagging using deep

convolutional neural networks

Francesco Rubbo,

Ariel Schwartzman

 SLAC

Forward pileup jet suppression using deep convolutional

neural networks

Francesco Rubbo,

Ariel Schwartzman

 SLAC

New algorithms for primary vertex selection and reconstruction

at high luminosity: addressing the challenge of vertex merging

using new techniques and a timing detector

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC
Double b-tagging reconstruction algorithmsAriel Schwartzman SLAC

Pileup jet suppression algorithms for the

calorimeter phase 2 upgrade

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC

Exploring the use of calorimeter timing

information to improve the jet energy resolution

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC
Track-based pileup suppression in the forward regionAriel Schwartzman SLAC

Neural network anti-kt jet finding for the phase 2

trigger upgrade

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC

Improving the jet energy scale calibration using

machine learning techniques

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC

Implementation and study of a new technique for jet pileup

mitigation at very high luminosity ("shrinking cone" algorithm)

Ariel Schwartzman SLAC

Study of vertex pointing in Higgs to gamma gamma events at

high luminosity

Ariel Schwartzman  SLAC
Search for New Physics in “untriggerable” final states at ATLASFrancesco Rubbo SLAC

Summer 2016 Rotation Project Proposals

ProjectsContact PersonStudentLocation
Silicon sensor testingSu Dong SLAC
Pileup photon identification and rejection

F. Rubbo, A. Schwartzman

  

Quark/gluon tagging using deep neural networks

F. Rubbo, A. Schwartzman  
Double-photon tagging for New Physics searchesF. Rubbo, A. Schwartzman  
Development of novel timing algorithms for pileup jet suppressionF. Rubbo, A. SchwartzmanRandy WhiteCERN
Leveraging pileup as a zero bias trigger for New Physics searchesB. Nachman, F. Rubbo SLAC
Geant4 simulation study of intrinsic limitation in calorimeterAndrea Dotti, Charlie Young SLAC
Rapidity gap measurements for Higgs physicsF. Rubbo SLAC

Summer 2014 Rotation Project Proposals

Projects 

Contact person

Student

Location

Fuzzy jets

Ariel Schwartzman, Ben Nachman

Conrad Stansbury

SLAC/CERN

Jet tree-structure analysis for W boson tagging

Ariel Schwartzman, Ben Nachman

Matt Solt

SLAC/CERN

Jet-image reconstruction and tagging in ATLASAriel Schwartzman, Michael Kagan SLAC/CERN

Search for supersymmetric particles in high jet multiplicity events using new jet substructure observables

Ariel Schwartzman, Max Swiatlowski SLAC
Subjet reconstruction and performance in ATLASAriel Schwartzman, Ben Nachman SLAC
Investigation of new jet algorithms for the high luminosity LHC upgradeAriel Schwartzman, Pascal Nef SLAC
Topological vertex findingAriel Schwartzman, Qi Zeng SLAC
Pileup mitigation with event combingAriel Schwartzman, Pascal NefKareem HegazySLAC
Particle level pileup suppression with JVF filteringAriel Schwartzman, Pascal NefMarc RobbinsSLAC
Optimization of pileup correctionsAriel Schwartzman, Pascal NefTodd MacDonaldSLAC
Identification of merged primary vertices in high pile-up environmentAriel Schwartzman, Giacinto Piacquadio SLAC/CERN
Optimization of WH to lnbb analysis at 14 TeV, optimization of top background rejection using jet substructure obs.Giacinto Piacquadio CERN
Develop statistical technique not to profile specific uncertainties in profile likelihood fitGiacinto Piacquadio CERN
Optimization of secondary/tertiary vertex finders for b-tagging after IBL insertionGiacinto Piacquadio CERN
Use of Deep Neural Network techniques to enhance cluster reconstructionMichael Kagan, Giacinto Piacquadio CERN
NLO generator studies to understand W+jet (+bb) production as background for Higgs to bb searchesGiacinto PiacquadioMatt SoltCERN
b-tagging calibration in boosted topologies using gluon>bb jetsAriel Schwartzman, Qi Zeng, Michael KaganZihao JiangSLAC/CERN

MSSM Higgs bH/A(bb) search analysis

Giacinto Piacquadio, Katie Malone, Su DongScott ReidCERN/SLAC
Muon CSC Readout with RCE/ATCASu DongKareem HegazySLAC
Pixel/IBL detector commissioning tests and readout developmentMartin Kocian, Michael KaganZihao Jiang, Matt Solt

CERN

Cooling Project for a Possible High-Eta Muon DetectorCharlie Young, Marco OriunnoLeonardo PirozziSLAC
Pixel sensor test beam and analysis Philippe Grenier  SLAC
Standalone Geant4 Simulation for High-Eta Muon Detection with Iron-Core ToroidsCharlie Young, Tatsumi Koi SLAC/CERN

Summer 2013 Projects (was proposed and assigned not using this page)  

Summer 2012 Rotation Project Proposals

Projects 

Contact person

Student

Location

 Pixel IBL Stave Testing

Martin Kocian /Su Dong

Ben Nachman

CERN

 SUSY search for stop

Till Eifert

Ben Nachman, Qi Zeng

CERN

 Fast Physics Monitoring

Till Eifert

 

CERN

 Analysis of 3D Pixel Sensors Testbeam Data

Philippe Grenier

Qi Zeng, Ben Nachman

CERN

Tracking Optimization for the ATLAS b-Jet Trigger

Per Hansson Adrian

 

SLAC/CERN

b-Jet tagging in boosted jets and jet substructure

Ariel Schwartzman

 

SLAC/CERN

Topological vertex reconstruction

Ariel Schwartzman

 

SLAC/CERN

Jet-vertex identification at high luminosity

Ariel Schwartzman

 

SLAC/CERN

Search for new physics in high multiplicity final state using jet substructure

Ariel Schwartzman

 

SLAC/CERN

Search of Higgs decaying to bbar pairs using jet substructure techniques

Ariel Schwartzman

Ben Nachman

SLAC/CERN

Study of bH and bZ production

Emanuel Strauss /Su Dong

 

CERN/SLAC

Fall 2011 Rotation Project Proposals

Summer 2011 Rotation Project Proposals

Spring 2011 Rotation Project Proposals

Projects

Contact Person

Student

Location

Advanced Tracking Algorithms using the ATLAS Pixel Detector 2

 Tim Nelson

 

 SLAC

Pixel cosmic telescope online monitoring

Martin Kocian

Kurt Barry

 SLAC

Winter 2011 Rotation Project Proposals

Projects                                  

Contact Person

Student

Location

Jet pull study

 Andy Haas

 

 SLAC

Study of overlaid background events

 Andy Haas

 

 SLAC

Advanced Tracking and Pixel Clustering

 Tim Nelson

 Kurt Barry

 SLAC

Fall 2010 Rotation Project Proposals

Projects

Contact Person

Student

Location

Testbeam analysis of 3D pixel sensors

Philippe Grenier

 

SLAC

A Search For Quirks at the LHC

Tim Nelson

Jim Black

SLAC

Advanced Tracking Algorithms using the ATLAS Pixel Detector

Tim Nelson

 

SLAC

Study of Truncated Events in the ATLAS Pixel Detector

Tim Nelson

 

SLAC

Studying the Kinematics of Lepton Jets

Tim Nelson

 

SLAC

Cosmic Telescope Monitoring

Martin Kocian

 

SLAC

Jet Pull Study

Andy Haas

 

SLAC

Study of cosmic muon backgrounds in calorimeter

Andy Haas

Kurt Barry

SLAC

Summer 2010 Rotation Projects

Projects

Contact Person

Student

Location

Jet energy offset correction for pile up

Ariel Schwartzman

Spencer Gessner

CERN

Jet Substructure Study

Ariel Schwartzman

Max Swiatlowski

CERN

Pixel optical link longevity tests

Charlie Young

Katie Malone

CERN

Beam spot Z position jitter effect

Charlie Young

Spencer Gessner

CERN

Pixel occupancy data truncation study

Tim Nelson

Max Swiatlowski

CERN

Pixel Detector Calibration Visualization

Per Hansson

Per Dahlback (CERN)

CERN

DSP tile programming in RCE

Martin Kocian

Jesse Sherer

SLAC

High Speed I/O board testing

Martin Kocian/Dave Nelson

Lawrence Carlson (Fresno State)

SLAC

Testbeam analysis of 3D pixel sensors

Philippe Grenier

 

CERN/SLAC

Overlay of real data with simulation - part 2

Andy Haas

 

SLAC

Studies of muons in data and MC - part 2

Andy Haas

 

SLAC

Analysis and the Atlantis event display

Andy Haas

 

SLAC

Comparison of data and background calculation

Charlie Young

 

CERN/SLAC

Past Rotation Projects

For any general questions regarding the SLAC ATLAS program or choices of the rotation projects, please contact Prof. Dong Su  (sudong@slac.stanford.edu) 

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Page: Advanced Clustering and Tracking Algorithms in the Pixel Detector Page: Advanced Tracking and Pixel Clustering Page: Analysis and the Atlantis event display Page: Analysis of 3D Pixel Sensors Testbeam Data Page: Analysis of Planar and 3D Pixel Sensors Testbeam Data Page: Comparison of Data with Background Calculation Page: Cooling Project for a Possible High-Eta Muon Detector Page: Fast Physics Monitoring Page: Jet pull study Page: Leveraging pileup as a zero bias trigger for New Physics searches Page: Muon CSC Readout Upgrade Page: New vertexing b-tag for level-2 b-jet trigger Page: Overlay of real data with simulation - part 2 Page: Past Rotation Projects Page: Pixel/IBL detector commissioning and readout development Page: Pixel Calibration on High Bandwidth RCE System Page: Pixel Detector Calibration Visualization Page: Pixel IBL Stave Testing Page: Pixel Sensor Test Beam and Analysis Page: Project Description - Advanced Tracking Algorithms using the ATLAS Pixel Detector Page: Project Description - A Search For Quirks at the LHC Page: Project Description - Cosmic Telescope Monitoring Page: Project Description - Studying the Kinematics of Lepton Jets Page: Project Description - Study of Truncated Events in the ATLAS Pixel Detector Page: Search for New Physics in “untriggerable” final states at ATLAS Page: Silicon Sensor Testing Page: Standalone Geant4 Simulation for High-Eta Muon Detection with Iron-Core Toroids Page: Studies of muons in data and MC Page: Studies of muons in data and MC - part 2 Page: Studies to Improve Muon Chamber Performance in Small Wheel Page: Studying the ATLAS Interaction Region with LHC Beam Instrumentation Page: Study of bH and bZ production Page: Study of overlaid background events Page: SUSY search for stop Page: TileGapCells Page: Tracking Optimization for the ATLAS b-Jet Trigger