LPC Distinguished Researcher


Andrew Melo


Vanderbilt University

What I will be working on:

I will be working on searches for Supersymmetry, predominantly in scenarios which result in tau leptons in the final state. These channels are relatively unexplored experimentally, yet have interesting potentials on a theoretical basis. Additionally, I will be exploring the changes and upgrades needed to scale CMSs computing infrastructure to meet the demands of higher luminosities.

My role in CMS past and present:

For my dissertation, I performed a search for Supersymmetry which resulted in a final state resulting in b-quarks and tau-leptons. Along the way, I have been active in CMS computing with work on the WMAgent and CRAB projects, as well as maintaining the Vanderbilt Tier-2. Additionally, I was active within the b-tag POG as well as in a ttbar cross-section measurement. Today, I maintain a mix of SUSY research and computing tasks. It's exciting to build tools then later use those same tools to perform research.