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Miaoyuan Liu

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Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Office: PHYS-376

Phone: 765-496-5219


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2015 PhD. Duke University


Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding the fundamental particles and forces with colliders. I use the data collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to search for the unknown particles such as those predicted in the supersymmetry theories, and stringently test the current theory: the Standard Model by measuring very rare and challenging processes with multiple bosons. My current focus is on novel ways to measure the Higgs potential. 

I am also passionate about advancing our capabilities in studying nature's secrets. My current endeavor is to apply machine learning techniques in our trigger and data acquisition system, in order to unleash the physics potential of the LHC/High-Lumi LHC (HL-LHC) data. I led the testing and commissioning of the forward pixel detector Phase 1 upgrade, that is a 'camera' sitting at the 'heart' of the CMS detector providing the most precise 3D measurements of charged particle tracks. I am excited to apply my expertise to the next upgrade of the CMS tracker in preparation for HL-LHC data-taking.


Selected Publications

  • Observation of heavy triboson production in leptonic final states in proton-proton collisions at13 TeV (submitted to PRL).
  • Calorimetry with deep learning: particle simulation and reconstruction for collider physics. Eur. Phys. J. C 80, 688 (2020).
  • FPGA-Accelerated Machine Learning Inference as a Service for Particle Physics Computing. Comput Softw Big Sci 3, 13 (2019).
  • Compressing deep neural networks on FPGAs to binary and ternary precision with HLS4ML. (10.1088/2632-2153/aba042)
  • The CMS collaboration, Combined search for electroweak production of charginos and neutralinos in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV. (JHEP 03 (2018) 160)
  • The CMS collaboration, Search for electroweak production of charginos and neutralinos in the WH √s= 13 TeV using single lepton events.(JHEP 10 (2017) 019) 
  • The ATLAS collaboration, Evidence of Wγγ production in pp collisions at s=8 TeV and limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings with the ATLAS detector (Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 031802 (2015))
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