Graduate Students Mentored/Advised

Doug Davis (2015 - present)
  • Research Project: ATLAS: Top physics, TRT operations
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    Kevin Holway (2015 - present)
  • Research Project: ATLAS: Dark Matter Search
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    Pingchuan Zhao (2015 - present)
  • Research Project: ATLAS: Phase 2 Si detector upgrade, Global search for SUSY
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    Chen Zhou (2011 - 2016)
  • Postdoc, University of Wisconsin, Madison (ATLAS), 2016 - present
  • Thesis: Measurement of top-antitop production in association with a vector boson at ATLAS
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    Clarissa Ai Ling Lee (2011 - 2014): co-advised with Prof. Kate Hayles of the Literature Program at Duke University
  • Faculty at UCSI University, Malaysia, 2014 - present
  • Thesis: Speculative Physics: the Ontology of Theory and Experiment in High Energy Particle Physics and Science Fiction
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    Kevin Finelli (2010 - 2013)
  • Postdoc, University of Sydney (ATLAS), 2013 - 2016; Research Scientist, Boston University (ATLAS), 2016 - present
  • Duke News Article
  • Thesis: Inclusive analysis of dilepton events at ATLAS (AIDA) (pdf file)
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    Dean Hidas (graduated 2009)
  • Postdoc at Rutgers working (CMS), 2009 - 2014. Permanent staff scientist at BNL (2014 - present)
  • Thesis: Search for Higgs Bosons Decaying to W Boson Pairs in p-pbar Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV (pdf file)
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    Sunny Chuang (graduated 2006, U. Wisconsin, co-advised with D. Carlsmith)
  • Postdoc at Rutgers (CMS), 2006 - 2009. Now at Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Spain
  • Thesis: First Search at CDF for the Higgs Boson Decaying to W-Boson Pair in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at the Center-of-Mass Energy of 1.96 TeV (pdf file)
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    Sebastian Carron (graduated 2006)
  • Permanent staff scientist at Stanford Linear Accelerator (2010 - present)
  • Thesis: Measurement of the t-tbar, WW, and Z -> tau-tau Cross Sections at CDF (pdf file)
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    Undergraduate Students Mentored/Advised at Duke

    Eric Scotti (graduated 2015)
  • Honors thesis:: Studies Toward Optimizing Selection Criteria for Top Quark Pair Production in Association with a Vector Boson at ATLAS (pdf file)
  • Physics grad student at Brown, 2015
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    Alejandro Cortese (graduated 2012)
  • Honors thesis: Technique for Anomalously Charged Particle Searches at ATLAS (pdf file)
  • Physics grad student at Cornell, 2012
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    Ariana Minot (graduated 2010)
  • Recipient of a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship to study in France for a year working on the LHC
  • Grad student at Harvard in Applied Math, 2011
  • Honors thesis: Inclusive study of high-P_T electron-muon events at ATLAS, and performance studie s of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (pdf file)
  • Article on Ariana's 2009 summer at CERN
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    John Phillips (graduated 2010)
  • Physics grad student at UC Irvine, 2010
  • Honors thesis: Using high-P_T electron-muon events to measure the top-antitop cross sect ion at ATLAS (pdf file)
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    M. Stephen M. Smith (graduated 2009)
  • Physics grad student at UC San Diego, 2009
  • Honors thesis: A Global Dilepton Analysis in the eμ Channel Using 3.0 fb^-1 of CDF Data (pdf file)
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    Richard Wall (graduated 2007)
  • Physics grad student at Yale, 2007 - 2012 (ATLAS). Postdoc at Rice (2012 - present) working on XENON
  • Honors thesis: Performance Studies of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker Barrel using S R1 Cosmics Data (pdf file)