Ohio State University
As an LPC fellow in 2017, I will continue my work towards designing a forward pixel detector for use at the HL-LHC, leading the simulation efforts as well as participating in sensor R&D here at FNAL. I will also work with fellow LPC residents on searches for long-lived particles.
I joined CMS as a graduate student in 2007. I participated in the original commissioning of the CMS ECAL and wrote the DQM software for photon reconstruction. My thesis was a search for the Higgs decaying to tau lepton pairs (we didn't end up seeing it way back then). As a postdoc on CMS, I have focused on searches for BSM particles with long lifetimes, performing a search in a displaced dilepton state at 8 and 13 TeV. I've also served as the HepData contact for the B2G group and the B-tagging contact for the EXO group and currently as the co-convener of the New Physics subgroup of the Upgrade Studies group.