I am a scientist at TRIUMF, Canada’s Particle Accelerator Centre. I work on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where my work focuses on the triggering and reconstruction of hadronic final states produced by collisions of protons at the Large Hadron Collider. My work enables us to simplify and understand the hundreds of particles produced in these collisions, which we can the use to better understand the Standard Model and physics beyond. I’m particularly interested in using special kinds of particle showers called “b-jets” to understand the nature of the vacuum energy potential which creates the Higgs Boson, and to search for new particles that can solve some of the Standard Model’s flaws. I’m also investigating novel and wide-ranging applications of deep learning, from triggering and reconstruction to new analysis techniques.
I’m currently the convener of the Jet/ETMiss group in ATLAS, and I coordinate searches for pairs of Higgs particles decaying to many b-jets. In the past, I’ve also worked on searches for milli-charged particles at the LHC, and measurements of QCD using novel jet substructure techniques.
I’m always looking for new undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and collaborations, so please drop me a line if you’d like to work together! Open positions will depend on funding and current project needs.
Associate Research Scientist (BAE), 2019-
Physical Sciences Division, TRIUMF
McCormick Fellow, 2015-2019
Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
PhD in Physics, 2010-2015
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
AB in Physics, 2006-2010
Searches for resonant di-Higgs production decaying to 4 b-jets, featuring novel neural network background estimates
Improving pion and jet reconstruction with image recognition
ATLAS jet reconstruction and calibration in run 2
Searches for resonant and non-resonant di-Higgs VBF production decaying to 4 b-jets
Searches for Higgsino pair production decaying to b-jets and missing energy
Searches for gluinos decaying to top quarks, many b-jets, and missing energy
Building and commissioning a hardware track trigger for the ATLAS experiment
Measuring calculable properties of quantum chromodynamics with jet substructure
Searching for milli-charged particles in LHC collisions