IRIS-HEP Fellow: Ameya Thete



Fellowship dates: Jun – Aug, 2022

Home Institution: BITS, Pilani - K.K. Birla Goa Campus


Project: Equivariant Graph Neural Networks for Particle Tracking

Tracking devices, or trackers, at the LHC record hits of charged particles produced in a collision event. The task of track reconstruction involves clustering tracker hits to reconstruct the trajectories of these particles. The sparse nature of tracking data makes graph neural networks (GNNs) well-suited to particle tracking applications. The goal of this project is to develop a GNN for particle tracking by explicitly incorporating E(3) equivariance into the model. Incorporating physically meaningful symmetries into the GNN can reduce the number of parameters and potentially reduce training and inference times for the model, while retaining the expressive power of non-equivariant GNNs.

More information: My project proposal

Mentors:
  • Savannah Thais - (Princeton University)

  • Daniel Murnane - (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Presentations and Publications

Current Status
May 2022 - Undergraduate student of Physics and Computer Science at BITS, Pilani - K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

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