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Karl Ecklund
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
 
e-mail:Karl.Ecklund@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Physics (1996) Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • A.B. Physics (1989) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Bonner Nuclear Laboratories
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
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    Websites
     CLEO Experiment
     CMS Experiment
     
    Research Areas
     Experimental High-Energy Particle Physics
     
    Experimental Particle Physics
     As a high-energy physics experimentalist, I study the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions. The theoretical framework of the Standard Model of particle physics is astoundingly successful in describing the spectrum of known particles and their electroweak and strong interactions. As an experimentalist, my primary goal is to test the Standard Model and search for new phenomena that would indicate physics beyond the Standard Model. Searches for new physics can be carried out at low-energy colliders through precision tests or at the high-energy frontier where direct searches are possible. In the past I have exploited low-energy experiments to make precise measurements in flavor physics to search for and constrain new physics. The advent of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with its 14 TeV center of mass energy, brings an unparalleled opportunity to shift my focus to the energy frontier.

    My research spans three broad research agendas of high-energy physics, the first in my past of precision physics, and the others in my future at the energy frontier. Phrased as questions they are: What is the origin of CP violation? What is the origin of electroweak-symmetry breaking? What new physics lies beyond the Standard Model?

    The first research question is important since the amount of CP violation expected in the Standard Model is insufficient to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe. In the Standard Model, CP violation arises through the weak interaction. Studying weak interactions of quarks allows us to unravel the structure of the couplings between the quarks and the W boson, the carrier of the weak charged current. These couplings are of great interest since they determine the amount of CP violation in the Standard Model. If the Standard Model is a complete description of the weak interaction, a unitary matrix (the CKM matrix) should govern the weak coupling of the quarks. Four parameters are sufficient to determine the CKM matrix, and one of the parameters leads to CP violation. Measurements of weak decay processes constrain the CKM matrix; by making many measurements we can over-constrain this matrix and test the consistency of the Standard Model. We might expect this test to fail, because we know there must be another source of CP violation to explain the baryon asymmetry of the universe. The study of quark flavor couplings is of further interest because the patterns of couplings in the CKM matrix is not predicted in the Standard Model, yet the pattern of large diagonal and increasingly smaller off-diagonal elements in the CKM matrix is suggestive of an as-yet-unknown physical origin, potentially at a very high mass scale.

    The second research question investigates electroweak symmetry breaking and tests a definitive prediction of the Standard Model that there is a scalar field permeating all of space-time. The coupling of this scalar field to other particles gives them mass. For the weak gauge bosons it is this coupling that breaks the symmetry of the unified electroweak theory, giving the W and Z bosons masses of about 100 GeV and leaving the photon massless. This symmetry-breaking mechanism also predicts that there should be a CKM quark-mixing matrix, but tells us nothing about the four parameters of that matrix. Without the Higgs mechanism, the Standard Model cannot explain electroweak symmetry breaking or the origin of mass. At sufficiently high energies, the Higgs field should be observable as a scalar particle, the Higgs boson. Direct observation of the Higgs is crucially important to our understanding of particle physics. Within the Standard Model, the mass of the Higgs boson is predicted to be within reach of experiments at the LHC. If the Higgs is not seen at the LHC, other explanations of electroweak symmetry breaking will be testable at these energies.

    The third research question also takes advantage of high-energy colliders to search for new particles and interactions beyond the Standard Model. When the LHC begins collecting data at the highest energies yet achieved, we will open a new window into particle physics. The discovery potential at the LHC is great. Supersymmetric theories hint at a unification of the strong and electroweak interactions and have viable dark matter candidates, although as yet none of the predicted superpartners to the known particles have been observed. The LHC has the potential to discover supersymmetry (SUSY) and study its rich spectrum. At high energies we can also probe for extra dimensions, which would lead to a replication of known particles in discernable patterns, and for quark compositeness, akin to Rutherford’s discovery of the tiny nucleus in the atom or the discovery that nucleons are composite particles made of quarks. Perhaps new gauge bosons, e.g. heavier copies of the W or Z, will be produced and give evidence of a new interaction or symmetry of nature. It remains an experimental question whether any of these extensions to the Standard Model are correct. It is important to carry out this research program because the Standard Model by itself is incomplete. Even if the Higgs boson is discovered and a unitary CKM matrix consistently explains CP violation, the Standard Model leaves unanswered questions. Why are there three generations of quarks and leptons? How does the structure of the quark and lepton mixing matrices arise, and how is it related to the pattern of particle masses? What is dark matter, and what is dark energy? How do we unify gravity with the other interactions? Investigating these and other perplexing questions may point the way to new fundamental physics at higher mass scales. Experiments at the LHC’s energy frontier are a prime opportunity to address these questions in the coming years.
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    D. Acosta, K. Ecklund, I. Furic, J. Liu, A. Madorsky, M. Matveev and P. Padley "Upgrade of the Muon Sorter in the Cathode Strip Chamber Level 1 Trigger System at CMS." JINST, 8 (2013) : C11016.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Evidence for associated production of a single top quark and W boson in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV." Phys. Rev. Lett., 110 (2013) : 022003.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3489
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of associated production of vector bosons and top quark-antiquark pairs at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." Phys. Rev. Lett., 110 (2013) : 172002.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.3239
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the B(s) to mu+ mu- branching fraction and search for B0 to mu+ mu- with the CMS Experiment." Phys. Rev. Lett., 111 (2013) : 101804.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5025
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the W-boson helicity in top-quark decays from tt ̄ production in lepton+jets events in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV." JHEP, 1310 (2013) : 167.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.3879
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the prompt J/psi and psi(2S) polarizations in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 727 (2013) : 381.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.6070
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the top-antitop production cross section in the tau+jets channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." Eur. Phys. J. C, 73 (2013) : 2386.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5755
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the tt ̄ production cross section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with lepton + jets final state." Phys. Lett. B, 720 (2013) : 83.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.6682
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the tt ̄ production cross section in the all-jet final state in pp collisions at √s=7TeV." JHEP, 1305 (2013) : 065.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.0508
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurements of tt ̄ spin correlations and top-quark polarization using dilepton final states in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV." CMS-TOP-13-003Submitted


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.3924
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Observation of a new boson with mass near 125 GeV in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 and 8 TeV." JHEP, 1306 (2013) : 081.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.4571
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for flavor changing neutral currents in top quark decays in pp collisions at 7 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 718 (2013) : 1252.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration], "Search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays t --> Zq in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV", CMS-TOP-12-037, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett., arXiv.org:1312.4194


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.4194
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration], "Search for new physics in events with same-sign dileptons and b jets in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV", JEHP 1303, 037 (2013), Erratum-ibid 1307, 041 (2013)


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.6194
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for new physics in events with same-sign dileptons and jets in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV." JHEP, 01 (2014) : 163.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.6736
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for supersymmetry in final states with a single lepton, b-quark jets, and missing transverse energy in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV." Phys. Rev. D, 87 (2013) : 052006.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.3143
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair in pp collisions at the LHC." JHEP, 1305 (2013) : 145.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0763
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for top squarks in R-parity-violating supersymmetry using three or more leptons and b-tagged jets." Phys. Rev. Lett., 111 (2013) : 221801.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.6643
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "The performance of the CMS muon detector in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV at the LHC." JINST, 8 (2013) : P11002.


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.6905
     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "A New Boson with a Mass of 125 GeV Observed with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider." Science, 338 (2012) : 1569.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Inclusive and differential measurements of the t t-bar charge asymmetry in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 717 (2012) : 129.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top-quark pair production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 709 (2012) : 28.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC." Phys. Lett. B, 716 (2012) : 30.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for new physics in events with same-sign dileptons and b-tagged jets in pp collisions at √s=7TeV." JHEP, 1208 (2012) : 110.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for new physics with same-sign isolated dilepton events with jets and missing transverse energy." Phys. Rev. Lett., 109 (2012) : 071803.

     
     

    J. Yelton et al., CLEO Collaboration "Studies of D+ -> (eta', eta, phi) e+ nu_e." Phys. Rev. D, 84: 032001.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Charged particle transverse momentum spectra in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 0.9 and 7 TeV." JHEP, 1108 (2011) : 086.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the Top-antitop Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using the Kinematic Properties of Events with Leptons and Jets." Eur. Phys. J. C, 71 (2011) : 1721.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top-quark pair production in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." Phys. Lett. BSubmitted

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the t t-bar production cross section and the top quark mass in the dilepton channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) =7 TeV." JHEP, 1107 (2011) : 049.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the t tbar Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at 7 TeV in Lepton + Jets Events Using b-quark Jet Identification." Phys. Rev. D, 84 (2011) : 092004.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the t-channel single top quark production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." Phys. Rev. Lett., 107 (2011) : 091802.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for Same-Sign Top-Quark Pair Production at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and Limits on Flavour Changing Neutral Currents in the Top Sector." JHEP, 1108 (2011) : 005.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "Search for new physics with same-sign isolated dilepton events with jets and missing transverse energy at the LHC." JHEP, 1106 (2011) : 077.

     
     

    V. Khachatryan et al. [CMS Collaboration] "First Measurement of the Cross Section for Top-Quark Pair Production in Proton- Proton Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 695 (2011) : 424.

     
     

    R. A. Briere et al., CLEO Collaboration "Analysis of D+ → K− π+ e+ ν_e and D+ → K− π+ μ+ ν_μ Semileptonic Decays." Phys. Rev. D, 81 (2010) : 112001.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al., CMS Collaboration "Alignment of the CMS Silicon Tracker During Commissioning with Cosmic Ray Particles ." Journal of Instrumentation, 5 (2010) : T03009.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al., CMS Collaboration "Commissioning and Performance of the CMS Pixel Tracker with Cosmic Rays." Journal of Instrumentation, 5 (2010) : T03007.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al., CMS Collaboration "Commissioning and Performance of the CMS Silcon Strip Tracker with Cosmic Ray Muons." Journal of Instrumentation, 5 (2010) : T03008.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al., CMS Collaboration "Commissioning of the CMS Experiment and the Cosmic Run at Four Tesla." Journal of Instrumentation, 5 (2010) : T03001.

     
     

    V. Khachatryan et al., CMS Collaboration "CMS Tracking Performance Results from early LHC Operation." Eur. Phys. J. C, 70 (2010) : 1165.

     
     

    V. Khachatryan et al., CMS Collaboration "Transverse momentum and pseudorapidity distributions of charged hadrons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 0.9 and 2.36 TeV." JHEP, 1002 (2010) : 041.

     
     

    J. P. Alexander et al., CLEO Collaboration "Measurement of B(Ds+ to l+ nu) and the Decay Constant f_Ds+ From 600/pb of e+e- Annihilation Data Near 4170 MeV." Phys. Rev. D, 79 (2009) : 052001.

     
     

    P. Naik et al., CLEO Collaboration "Measurement of the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f_Ds Using Ds+ --> tau+ nu, tau+ --> rho+ nu Decays." Phys. Rev. D, 80 (2009) : 112004.

     
     

    P. U. E. Onyisi et al, CLEO Collaboration "Improved Measurement of Absolute Branching Fraction of Ds+ --> tau+ nu_tau." Phys. Rev. D, 79 (2009) : 052002.

     
     "Precision Measurement of B(D+-->mu+ nu) and the Pseudoscalar Decay Constant f_D," B.I. Eisenstein et al. (CLEO Collaboration) Phys. Rev. D 78, 052003 (2008)
     
     "Measurement of the Absolute Branching Fraction of D_s --> tau nu_tau Decay," K. M. Ecklund et al. (CLEO Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 161801 (2008).
     
     "First Observation of the Decay D_s --> p n-bar," S. Athar et al. (CLEO Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 181802 (2008)
     
     "The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC," S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JINST 3, S08004 (2008).
     
     "Search for Very Light CP-odd Higgs in Radiative Decays of Upsilon(1S)," W. Love et al. (CLEO Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 151802 (2008)
     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    K. Ecklund, J. Liu, A. Madorsky, M. Matveev and P. Padley "Upgrade of the cathode strip chamber level 1 trigger optical links at CMS." JINST, 7 (2012) : C11011.

     
     

    K. M. Ecklund, "CMS Pixel Operations and Performance" in the Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Vertex Detectors(Vertex2010), Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK, June 2010, PoS(VERTEX 2010) 006.

     
     

    K. M. Ecklund, "Top Quark Results Using CMS Data at 7 TeV" to appear in the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 2011, edited by T.Speer, [http://arXiv.org/abs/1110.2083].

     
     

    K. M. Ecklund "CMS status and first data." Il Nuovo Cimento C, 33 (2010) : 23.

     
     Conference papers
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Constraints on the Top-Quark Charge from Top-Pair Events." CMS PAS TOP-11-031 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Differential measurements of the charge asymmetry in top quark pair prodcution." CMS PAS TOP-11-030 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "First Measurement of Vector Boson Production Associated with Top-Antitop Pairs at 7 TeV ." CMS PAS TOP-12-014 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "First measurement of B(t → Wb)/B(t → Wq) in the dilepton channel in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV ." CMS PAS TOP-11-029 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of Spin Correlations in t t-bar events in the dilepton channels in pp collisions at √s=7TeV." CMS PAS TOP-12-004 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the W boson polarization in semileptonic top pair decays with the CMS detector at the LHC." CMS PAS TOP-11-020 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Measurement of the top polarization in the dilepton final state." CMS PAS TOP-12-016 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Search for Flavor Changing Neutral Currents in Top Quark Decays in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV ." CMS PAS TOP-11-028 (2012)

     
     

    [CMS Collaboration] "Top charge asymmetry measurement in dileptons at 7 TeV." CMS PAS TOP-12-010 (2012)

     
     

    K. M. Ecklund "Electroweak Prospects at the LHC." AIP Conf. Proceedings, 1182: 176.

     
    Presentations
     Conference abstracts
     

    supervisor.  "Occupancy Study of the CMS Pixel Detector for the Phase 1 Upgrade." American Physical Society, Denver, Colorado. (4/13/13) With James Zabel

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Forward Pixel Pilot System." FNAL Director's Review of CMS Phase 1 Upgrades, Fermilab, Batavia, IL. (5/15/13) With Kevin Stenson

     
     

    "Phase 1 DAQ." CMS Engineering Design Review for the Phase 1 Upgrade of the Pixel Detector, CERN. (12/05/2013)

     
     

    "Phase 1 Front-End Driver Summary." CMS Tracker Upgrade Week, CERN. (3/20/13)

     
     

    "Top Properties from CMS." Rencontres de la Vallee d'Aosta, La Thuile, Italy. (2/27/13)

     
     

    "Pilot System for Phase 1 Pixel Upgrade." Conceptual Design Review, CMS , (4/25/12)

     
     

    "Pilot System for the Phase 1 Pixel Upgrade." CMS Tracker Collaboration Meeting, (7/18/12)

     
     

    "Pixel Phase 1 Pilot Blades." CMS Upgrade Workshop, (10/31/12)

     
     

    "Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade." CMS Collaboration Meeting, (6/27/12)

     
     

    "Recent CMS Results: the search for the Higgs, SUSY and More." Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, Rice University. (1/25/12)

     
     

    "The Discovery of a New Boson at the Large Hadron Collider." Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, Rice University. (8/23/12)

     
     

    "The Pilot System for the Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade." CMS Upgrade Workshop, (5/22/12)

     
     

    "Pixel Detector Operations." CMS Collaboration Meeting, (June 29, 2011)

     
     

    "Pixel Phase 1 Pilot Detector DAQ System." CMS Upgrade Workshop, Fermilab. (Nov 8, 2011)

     
     

    "Top Pair Crosssection from e+jets." CMS Top Physics Analysis Group Meeting, CERN. (Jan 7, 2011) With V. Cuplov, J. Zabel (Rice); M. Barret, M. Chadwick, W. Martin (Brunel); J. Thom, Y. Weng (Cornell); F. Blekman (VUB)

     
     

    "Top quark results using CMS data at 7 TeV." American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields, Providence, RI. (Aug 9, 2011)

     
     

    "CMS Pixel Operations and Performance." 19th International Workshop on Vertex Detectors (VERTEX 2010), Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK. (June 6, 2010)

     
     

    "CMS status and first data." Third International Workshop on Top Physics (TOP 2010), Brugges, Belgium. (May 31, 2010)

     
     

    "Semileptonic Charm Decays from CLEO." Flavor Physics and CP Violation (FPCP 2010), Torino, Italy. (May 26, 2010)

     
     

    "CMS Pixel Detector: commissioning and operating experience." Vertex 2009, Putten, Netherlands. (9/14/2009)

     
     

    "Electroweak Prospects at the LHC." 10th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics, La Jolla, CA. (5/26/2009)

     
     

    "The CMS Experiment at the LHC: Status and Prospects." University of Texas, Austin, TX. (4/13/2009)

     
     Other
     

    "CRAFT data analysis: Results for the Pixel Paper." CMS Tracker Monthly Meeting, CERN. (4/22/2009)

     
     Session Chair
     

    session chair and organizer.  "CMS Phase 1 Pixel Data Acquisition Meeting." CMS Tracker Upgrade Week, CERN. (3/19/13)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "CMS Pixel Phase 1 DAQ Meeting." CMS Pixel Phase 1 Data Acquisition Meeting, (10/30/2013)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "CMS Pixel Phase 1 DAQ Meeting." CMS Pixel Phase 1 Data Acquisition Meeting, (11/08/2013)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "CMS Pixel Phase 1 Data Acquisition Workshop." CMS Pixel Phase 1 Data Acquisition Workshop, CERN. (2/5/13)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "Phase 1 Data Acquisition Session." CMS Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade Workshop, Catania, Italy. (10/1/2013)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "Pilot System Session." CMS Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade Workshop, Catania, Italy. (9/30/2013)

     
     

    session chair and organizer.  "Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade FED firmware workshop." CERN. (6/20/2013)

     
     

    session organizer and chair.  "Pilot System Parallel Session." CMS Phase 1 PIxel Upgrade Workshop, Grindelwald, Switzerland. (8/29/12)

     
     Workshops
     

    "CMS Search for ttH, H-> bb." Snowmass ttH Workshop, Austin, Texas. (5/3/13)

     
     

    "CMS Searches for ttW and ttZ." Snowmass ttH Workshop, Austin, Texas. (5/3/13)

     
     

    supervisor.  "Data Rate and Flux Analysis for Pixel Phase 1 Upgrade." CMS Phase 1 PIxel Upgrade Workshop, Grindelwald, Switzerland. (8/29/12) With James Zabel

     
     

    Workshop Organizer.  "CMS Top W Helicity Workshop." CERN. (Oct 21, 2011)

     
     

    "Considerations for Phase 1 Pixel DAQ." USCMS Pixel Upgrade Workshop, Fermilab. (5/22/2009)

     
     

    "FPIX Phase 1 Pixel Data Rates." CMS SLHC Upgrade Workshop, Fermilab. (10/28/2009)

     
     

    "Towards FPIX Data Rates in Phase 1." CMS Pixel Upgrade Workshop, CERN. (7/22/2009)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Michelle Prewitt, MS Luminosity Measurements for the D0 Experiment. (2010) (Committee Member)

     James Zabel, MS Particle Fluences and Expected Data Rates for CMS Pixel Upgrade. (2012) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     James R. Zabel, MS Occupancy Study of the CMS Pixel Subdetector for the Phase 1 Upgrade. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Michelle Victoria Prewitt, PhD Search for the Rare Decay B0s -> mu+ mu- at D0. (2013) (Committee Member)

    Positions Held
     Pixel Phase 1 Pilot Detector Coordinator, Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration. (2012 - 2012)

     CMS Tracker Deputy Project Manager, Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration. (2013 - 2014)

     Pixel Phase 1 Pilot Detector Coordinator, Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration. (2013 - 2013)

     Top Properties Physics Group Co-convener, Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration. (2012 - 2013)