Graduate Research

Graduate students are central to particle physics research!  My grad students operate the experiments, take and analyze the data, and work on detector calibrations and upgrades.  The following students have received their Ph.D.s working with me in high energy physics research with the CDF experiment at Fermilab and the CMS experiment at CERN:


Mengyao Shi (2019) “Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson at √s = 13 TeV with the CMS Detector,”  First position: Computer Science, UCLA.

Kyle Tos (2018) “Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson in Boosted Topologies Using Data from CMS at √s = 13 TeV,”  First position: California Bioenergy.

Francesca Ricci-Tam (2016) “Search for New Light Higgs Bosons in Boosted Tau Final States with the CMS Experiment,” First position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Maryland.

Robert Forrest (2011) “Search for Supersymmetry in the Dilepton Final State with Taus at CDF Run II,” First position: CISAC Fellow, Stanford.

Sho Maruyama (2011) “Supersymmetry Search in Multilepton Final States with Taus Using the CMS Detector at the LHC,” First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Fermilab.

Stanley Forrester (2006) “Search for 3rd generation vector leptoquarks in the di-tau di-jet channel in proton-antiproton collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV,” First position: Assistant Professor, Broward College.