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I'm currently interested in using the Higgs boson to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. As the youngest elementary particle it's properties are still ripe for investigation, hopefully leading to something unexpected and elucidating. To support this research, working on the ATLAS detector upgrade program is critical. I plan to help develop the read-out system for the new inner tracker.
Over the past few years I've also coordinated colleagues from around the world in upgrading and maintaining the data acquisition system of the Transition Radiation Tracker. As the luminosity at the LHC increases, as well as the event trigger rate, the readout system must cope with increased data flow. This is mainly handled by reducing the event size and upgrading the optical readout cards to increase their transfer speed. Before this I was run coordinator of the Tile Calorimeter at ATLAS, working on repairing the detector during the shutdown between Run-1 and Run-2.