The NYU Experimental Particle Physics Group

Faculty

Kyle Cranmer, Professor
Interests: ATLAS, Higgs searches, statistical methods for particle physics, improved methods for publishing, data preservation, light gauge boson searches, MissingET triggers.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
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ORCID : 0000-0002-5769-7094
Personal homepage
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Andy Haas, Associate Professor
Interests: ATLAS, SUSY / Exotic searches (lepton-jets, new long-lived particles, etc.), Simulation software, Data acquisition.
Papers: INSPIRE
Presentations: ATLAS
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Allen I. Mincer, Professor
Interests: ATLAS: Supersymmetry searches, MissingET triggers; MILAGRO.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
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Visiting Scholar

Rostislav Konoplich, Professor of Physics at Manhattan College
Interests: ATLAS; Higgs physics, Supersymmetry searches and measurements; Elementary particle phenomenology; astrophysics.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS

Research Scientists and Research Associates

Patrick Rieck, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, BSM Physics, RECAST, Data Science.
Publications: INSPIRE | ORCID

Yiming (Ablet) Abulaiti, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, supersymmetric top quark searches (cMSSM and pMSSM models), new heavy resonance searches in the Exotics group, FELIX phase-1 upgrade, MissingET triggers (operations and phase-2 upgrades). Machine Learning for HEP.
Publications: INSPIRE | ORCID

Alexander Held, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS & IRIS-HEP: Higgs Physics, Top Physics, Statistics, Analysis Software, Machine Learning.
Publications: INSPIRE
github

Sebastian Macaluso, Research Scientist
Interests: IRIS-HEP: Machine Learning, Jet Physics.
Publications: INSPIRE
github

Graduate Students

Zubair Bhatti
Interests: Particle Physics, searches for new physics, RECAST
github

Matthew Drnevich
Interests: Physics, jet physics, machine learning
github

Mukesh Ghimire
Interests: MilliQan

Edison Weik
Interests: Particle Physics, searches for new physics, machine learning
github

Affiliated Postdocs

Taoli Cheng
Postdoc at MILA with Aaron Courville co-advised by Kyle Cranmer and ATLAS Analysis Consultant Expert (ACE)
Interests: Particle Physics, jet physics, searches for new physics, machine learning
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Affiliated Graduate Students (non-ATLAS)

Michael Albergo
Interests: lattice field theory, quantum information, machine learning, tensor networks
github
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Irina Espejo Morales
Interests: Data Science, likelihood-free inference, reusable workflows, automated decision making
github

Swapneel Mehta
Interests: Data Science, causal inference, probabilistic programming
github
Personal Website

Lily Zhang
Interests: Data Science, statistical inference, machine learning for health care and science
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Former Graduate Students

Colleen Treado
Interests: SUSY Searches (emerging jets)
Thesis: "A Search for Emerging Jets at 13 TeV at ATLAS Run 2"
LinkedIn Went on to: Researcher and Analyst | Problem Solver

Lukas Heinrich
Interests: ATLAS, SUSY searches, Recast and analysis preservation, trigger and analysis software

github
Twitter
Personal website
Went on to: CERN Fellow

Shahab Kohani
Interests: tracking detectors.
Thesis: "3D Trench Detectors for Charged Particle Tracking and Photon Science Applications", 2018
Went on to: postdoc at the University of Hawaii

Karthik Krishnaiyengar
Interests: ATLAS, SUSY searches.
Thesis: "Search for Higgs boson decays to neutralinos and gravitinos using the ATLAS detector", 2015
Went on to: Chase bank

Ricardo Neves
Interests: ATLAS, SUSY Searches, trigger.
Thesis: "Study of the Transverse Energy Sum Triggers and Leptonic Background Reduction in Searches for Supersymmetry in Fully Hadronic Multijet Events at the ATLAS Experiment”, 2015
Went on to: Data Scientist at KPMG

Sven Kreiss
Interests: ATLAS, Higgs searches, top physics, statistical tools.

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Thesis: "Higgs Boson Discovery and First Property Measurements with the H -> ZZ -> 4l Channel and the Combination", 2014
Went on to: data scientist at Wild Card, then Sidewalk Labs, then postdoc at EPFL, now Facebook Reality Labs
Twitter

James Beacham
Interests: ATLAS: Higgs-related searches, APEX: light gauge boson searches, archival ALEPH analyses
personal page
Went on to: post doc in ATLAS group at The Ohio State University, then Duke
Twitter
Thesis: "Exotic Higgs, Rare Z, and a Dark Photon: Searching for New Physics at the LHC, LEP, and Jefferson Lab", 2014.

Loek Hooft van Huysduynen
Interests: ATLAS, lepton jets, top physics.
Went on to: Data Scientist at Tapad
LinkedIn
Thesis: "Lepton Jets in the ATLAS Experiment", 2014.

George Herbert Lewis
Interests: ATLAS, Higgs searches, top physics.
Went on to: data scientist at LendUp, then Google
Twitter
Thesis: "Measurements and Searches for New Physics Using Top Quarks at the LHC", 2013

Grant Christopher
Thesis: "Physics from the Very-High Energy Cosmic-Ray Shadows of the Moon and Sun with Milagro", Milagro, 2011
Went on to: post doc at Brown University; then International Centre for Security Analysis King's College, London

Long Zhao
Thesis: "A Global Fitting Method to Improve Missing Transverse Energy by Hadronic Energy Scale Correction", ATLAS, 2011
Went on to: Goldman Sachs special situation group

Brian Kolterman
Thesis: "Observation of the Large Scale Cosmic-Ray Anisotropy at TeV Energies with the Milagro Detector," 2008.
Went on to: Theoretical neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Roman Fleysher
Thesis: "Search for Gamma-ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro," 2003.
Went on to: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lazar Fleysher
Thesis: "Search for Relic Neutralinos with Milagro," 2003.
Went on to: Associate Scientist, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Former Research Scientists and Research Associates

Johann Brehmer, Research Scientist
Interests: Effective Field Theory, Likelihood-free Inference, Machine Learning
Publications: INSPIRE | Google Scholar
| ORCID : 0000-0003-3344-4209
personal website | github
Went on to: Research Scientist at Qualcomm AI Research

Manfredi Ronzani, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS: Supersymmetry, exotics, MET trigger.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
LinkedIn
Went on to: Data Analytics and Quality Specialist | Data Scientist at Sisal Group

Leonora Vesterbacka, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS: Physics Modelling, Machine Learning, Analysis Preservation.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN

github | LinkedIn
Went on to: Data Scientist at Vinnova
Christopher Musso , Staff
Interests: ATLAS: Instrumentation and LHC upgrade.

Went on to: Staff Member at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Cyril Becot, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, Higgs precision measurements, searches.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS

Gilles Louppe, Research Scientist and Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow
Interests: Machine learning, likelihood free inference, scientific software.
Publications: Google Scholar | ORCID
Personal homepage
Twitter github
"Measurements and Searches for New Physics Using Top Quarks at the LHC" Went on to: Associate Professor in artificial intelligence and deep learning at the University of Liège, Belgium

Benjamin Kaplan, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, multileptons, supersymmetry searches.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS

Catrin Bernius, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, multileptons, supersymmetry searches.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
Went on to: Computing Professional at SLAC

Kirill Prokofiev, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS: Higgs physics, tracking, vertexing, luminosity measurements.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
Went on to: Research Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Attila Krasznahorkay, Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS: Top physics, Trigger, Analysis Software.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS
Went on to: CERN Fellow

Diego Casadei , Research Scientist
Interests: ATLAS, Supersymmetry searches, astrophysics, statistical methods for particle physics, MissingET triggers.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN

Presentations: ATLAS Went on to: FHNW, School of Engineering and UCL, Department of Physics and Astronomy


Emeritus Faculty

Peter Nemethy, Emeritus Professor
Interests: ATLAS: Supersymmetry searches, MissingET triggers; MILAGRO.
Publications: INSPIRE | CERN
Presentations: ATLAS

John Sculli
Went on to: retire in style