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31 October 2018 to 4 November 2018
UBC Robson Square
America/Vancouver timezone

Machine Learning Techniques on NOvA

1 Nov 2018, 14:30
20m
Theatre (Room C300) (UBC Robson Square)

Theatre (Room C300)

UBC Robson Square

800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

Speaker

Dr Micah Groh (Indiana University)

Description

The NOvA experiment has made measurements of the disappearance of νµ and the appearance of νe in the NuMI beam at Fermilab including the neutrino mass hierarchy and the CP violating phase. Key to these measurements is the application of machine learning methods for identification of neutrino flavor and energy reconstruction. These methods require rigorous validation to both understand and develop. I will present applications of machine learning used in NOvA analyses as well as data driven techniques for validation.

Primary author

Dr Micah Groh (Indiana University)

Presentation Materials