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CMS, CALICE, RD51
2021-present: postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (LIGO-Virgo)
2018-2021: postdoctoral researcher at Nikhef
2014-2018: PhD student at University of Glasgow (thesis title: "On optics surface imperfections and their effects on the sensitivity of speed meters”)
2015-present: postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (LIGO-Virgo)
2017-2021: PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University. (thesis title: "Multi-messenger Astronomy and Source Parameter Estimation with Gravitational Waves")
2021-present: postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (CMS)
2016-2020: PhD student at DESY (thesis title: "Measuring luminosity and the ttZ production cross section with the CMS experiment”)
2019-now: postdoctoral researcher at University of Ghent (CMS)
2016-2019: FWO Post-doctoral researcher at VUB, Brussel
2013-2016: CNRS Post-doctoral researcher at IPHC, Strasbourg
2007-2012: PhD student at Novosibirsk BINP (thesis title: "Поиск WR-бозона и тяжелого нейтрино на детекторе ATLAS" [Search for WR-boson and heavy neutrino with the ATLAS detector])
2012-2013: Master thesis "Design of a glass resistive plate chamber for the upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid muon system"
2016-2017: Master thesis "Development of a neutrontrigger on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) scintillator signals for the SoLid collaboration"
Current: CMS (heavy neutral leptons)
2016-2017: Master thesis "Trigger Development with dijet veto at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV for the CMS experiment"
2018-current: CMS (top quark pair plus photon)
2017-2018: "Effective Field Theory operators in top physics"
2018-current: CMS (heavy neutral leptons)
2017-2018: Master thesis "A study of the production mass as a discriminating variable in a supersymmetry search at the LHC"
2017-2018: Master thesis "Search for particles with fractional charges in IceCube based on anomalous energy loss."
Tu Thong Tran
PhD topic: Study Electroweak couplings of the top quark in ttV
Masters thesis: A search for excited B_s states at the LHCb experiment
2018-2019: Master thesis "De invloed van hadronische interactiemodellen op IceTop waveforms nabij het centrum van een extensive air shower" (IceCube)
Current: CMS (tZq)
2018-2019: Master thesis "Lepton identification with machine learning algorithms in proton-proton collisions at the intensity frontier" (CMS)
2019-current: CMS (instrumentation/RPC)
2022-current: CMS (Instrumentation/GEM)
Previous Research Staff
ICECUBE - COSMIC RAYS
PhD thesis: Precise jet measurements and search for supersymmetric particles with the CMS experiment, Universität Hamburg (2015-2018)
2016-2020: CMS (SUSY, heavy neutral leptons, top physics, electron/photon triggers)
2011-2015 PhD thesis "Measurement of the electroweak production of a Z boson in association with two jets at CMS", University of Antwerp
2010-2011 Master thesis "Design of a cosmic test bench for the quality control of Resistive Plate Chamber detectors for the CMS experiment", University of Ghent
Participated in the data analysis for the CMS experiment, especially searches on new physics.
Current position: research scientist at INFN Torino
2013-2018: Post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (IceCube and SoLid)
2010-2012: Post-doctoral researcher at VUB, Brussel (IceCube)
2006-2009: PhD "Search for Cosmic Sources of High Energy Neutrinos with the AMANDA-II detector" at ULB, Brussel
2017-current: Staff at HEPHY
2016-2017: Scientific Associate at CERN
2015-2016: Visiting Scientist at Ghent University
2009-2015: Research position at HEPHY, Vienna, Austria
2005-2008: PhD "Precise predictions for the masses of supersymmetric fermions including two-loop corrections"
2016-current: Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China
2011-2015: Post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (top quark analyses, CMS)
2007-2011: Post-doctoral researcher at Texas Tech University, USA
2007: PhD at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
2016-2022: CMS (SUSY, heavy neutral leptons, tZq)
2015-2016: Master thesis "Data driven WZ background estimation for SUSY searches with multiple leptons at the energy frontier, LHC"
MSc: Graduated in 2016 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam
Master thesis: Commissioning of a silicon photomultipliers readout and cooling for the LHCb Scintillating Fibers Tracker
BSc: Graduated in 2013 at the Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki.
Graduated from the Master of Physics (Subatomic Physics) in 2012 at the University of Lyon 1.
Master 1 internship : Optical spectrometry using photoelectron imaging applied to the study of Naphthalene (LASIM - University Lyon 1)
Master 2 internship : Kinematic analysis of muon neutrino charged currents in neutrino interactions (IPNL - University Lyon 1)
PhD topic : Consolidation and longevity of the CMS Resistive Plate Chamber system in view of the High- Luminosity LHC Upgrade
2015-2019 PhD: "Search for supersymmetry and the measurement of top pair production in association with a W or Z boson with the CMS detector at the LHC"
Sam De Ridder
2012-2019 PhD: "Sensitivity of IceCube Cosmic Ray measurements to the hadronic interaction models."
2011-2012 Master: "Influence of South Pole atmosphere on cosmic rays observed by IceCube"
Ward Van Driessche
2014-2018: Phd "Search for new physics in the IceCube detector"
2013-2014: Master "Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying into photons using LHC proton-proton collisions"
2014-2018 PhD: "The SoLid antineutrino detector: construction and commissioning with cosmic ray muons"
2013-2014 Master: "Investigation of muon background in the prototype antineutrino detector for the SoLid experiment"
2013-2018 PhD: Measurement of the ttZ cross section at CMS
2013-2018 PhD: "A micro-pattern gas detector based muon system for the CMS experiment at the high-luminosity LHC"
2019-current: Assistant professor of physics at the University Of Minnesota
2015-2019 Research associate at Fermilab (US)
2011-2015 PhD: "The Razor Boost analysis : another step in the hunt for new physics at CMS"
2010-2011 Master: "Event Selection optimization for (b-)jets plus lepton supersymmetry searches with the CMS detector"
2019-current: Data analyst at Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH
2015-2019: Post-doctoral researched at DESY, Hamburg, Germany
2011-2015 PhD: "Measurement of spin correlations in tt-bar systems in the muon+jets channel using a matrix element method with the CMS detector at the LHC"
2010-2011 Master: "Systematic uncertainties for photons in all-hadronic supersymmetry searches with the CMS detector"
Karim Al Abd
2011-2015 PhD: "Measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum between 500 TeV and 100 PeV with IceTop"
2007-2013 PhD: "Measurement of cosmic ray composition and energy spectrum between 1 PeV and 1 EeV with IceTop and IceCube."
2006-2007 Master: "Coincidentiemetingen van kosmische straling tussen de IceTop en de InIce detector op Antarctica"
Graduated Master Students
Tars De Meulenaere
Margot Van Cauwenberghe