As a Fermilab 2018 LHC Physics Center Distinguished Researcher, I am spending time at Fermi National Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, working on development of latest machine learning techniques for the rare Higgs boson decays into di-muons and the Higgs boson decays into bottom quarks.

This work will build upon our latest results in rare Higgs decays into di-muons and End-To-End Deep Learning for Event Classification in combining the latest machine learning algorithms directly with low-level detector data.

Additionally, I will be working on the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collier (HL-LHC) Phase II upgrade to the CMS trigger with advanced machine learning applications for real-time event selection.



I will also be helping organize the local machine learning efforts both in CMS and other cosmic and intensity frontier experiments and collaborating with Fermilab’s Computing Division on machine learning research and development projects.

During 2018 I will serve on the LHC Physics Center (LPC)’s Events Committee and help organize and teach a new CMS machine learning training course.