Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
PEOFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
NSF Principal Investigator for the HPC Cluster with GPU accelerators at Florida Tech, 2020.
CMS Top-quark Analysis Review Committee member and Language Editor, 2011-present.
Authorship Committee for CMS journal publications, 2011-present.
Chair of Faculty Excellence Awards Committee, Florida Tech Faculty Senate, 2014-2019.
Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2016; President 2017.
Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2011; President 2012.
Florida Tech Graduate Council voting member, 2011-2013.
Florida Tech Committee on Faculty Promotion, 2011-2013.
Chair of PSS Graduate Research and Academic Steering Panel, 2010-2013.
DOE Principal Investigator for the CMS projects at Florida Tech, 2003-2013.
Florida Tech Project Director for the CMS Experiment at CERN, 2001-2015.
Florida Tech Representative to the CMS Collaboration Board, 2001-2015.
Election Committee for the US CMS Collaboration, 2005-2008.
Representative of the non-member-state countries to the CMS Management Board, 2003-2006.
Member of Editorial Board for journal publications of CMS, 2002-2006.
Florida Tech Advisory Board, Center for Distance Learning, 2003-2005.
Florida Tech Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Physics, 2002-2005.
DOE Co-Principal Investigator for DØ and CMS at SUNY-Stony Brook, 1992-1998.
Editorial Board chairperson,bb physics, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1995-1999.
Editorial Board, dijet angular distribution results, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1996-1998.
Project Director/Team leader, SUNY-Stony Brook, CMS Experiment at CERN, 1994-1998.
Team leader, US Team, RD5 Experiment at CERN, 1992-1994.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2013.
European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, awarded to the CMS collaboration, “for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism”, 2013.
Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2012.
Florida Tech Faculty Excellence Award in Research, 2009.
Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2009.
Ph.D. in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987.
B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Vice President for Academic Administration, Florida Tech (May - August 2020)
Associate Provost, Florida Tech (Feburary - May 2020)
Professor, Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2005–present)
Associate professor, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2000–2004)
Assistant and visiting professor, Department of Physics, SUNY–Stony Brook (1991–1999)
Research scientist, Department of Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. (1987–1990)
Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987)
Precision measurement of the top-quark mass in proton-proton collisions at LHC using data collected by the CMS experiment.
Development of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning techniques for particle physics and high-performance computing for HEP.
Study of top quark spin by analyzing spin correlations in top quark pair production at LHC.
Study of hadroproduction of bottom quark pairs at LHC: Test of perturbative QCD.
Search for a low mass charged Higgs boson in top quark decays at LHC.
Over 600 articles in refereed journals (Phy. Rev. Lett., Phy. Lett., J. High Energy Phys., Phys. Rev. and other journals with the UA1, DØ, L3 and CMS Collaborations) and over 50 invited talks in major international conferences. Please see http://inspirehep.net for a complete list.
Major particle physics discovery publications:
* 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical discovery of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
** 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer for the discovery of the field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction.
Recent top-quark physics publications: