LPC Graduate Scholar


Rizki Syarif

What I will be working on:

I will be working on the search for exotic particles with a focus on those that decay to top quarks, specifically vector-like quarks (T) in single- and multi-lepton final states. These are generic prediction of models addressing the issue of naturalness and the hierarchy problem. In addition I will be working on improving boosted jet reconstruction by exploring a new jet clustering algorithm, and implementing particle level energy corrections for improving on the current energy corrections and mass scale for jets in the CMS detector.

My role in CMS past and present:

I have been involved in the measurement of the performance of b-jet identification algorithms, and DAQ operation for the Silicon Tracker. More recently, I have also been working on the performance of Shower Deconstruction algorithm as a Higgs to double-b tagger using CMS simulated data, and the commissioning and validation of a recently developed boosted double-b tagger.