News from The Miller Lab

David MillerJan OffermannMarwah Roussi


The Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) features work by David Miller and Risi Kondor (CS), along with Jan Offermann, Alex Bogatskii, and Marwah Roussi for novel neural network architectures for jet physics!

Giordon Stark

Thesis Award 8/9/2019

Congratulations to former graduate student Giordon Stark for being awarded the 2019 Springer Thesis Award!

David Miller

Design Review Passed 7/29/2019

David Miller and UChicago Particle Physics colleagues and faculty Mark Oreglia and Mel Shochet participate in a BNL Director's Funding Review at Columbia University in preparation for the NSF Final Design Review for the MREFC funding of USATLAS Upgrades for the High Luminosity LHC

David Miller


Nhan Tran and David Miller organized and moderated a panel discussion on the future of 'BOOST' at BOOST 2019

Reina CamachoMiles Wu

Paper Published 7/17/2019

The first measurement of the boosted hadronic Z->bb mass using jet substructure techniques is now published on arXiv [arXiv:1907.07093]! Amazing work again with Chris Delitzsch and former postdoc Reina Camacho that grew out of Miles Wu's thesis!

Reina Camacho

Paper Published 6/27/2019

Boosted Higgs boson performance paper published on arXiv (arXiv:1906.11005)! This paper is focused in part on work done with Chris Delitzsch and Reina Camacho.

Joakim OlssonReina Camacho

Paper Accepted 6/21/2019

Our paper (with Joakim Olsson and Reina Camacho) on the search for high mass electroweak SUSY processes decaying to W and Higgs bosons (arXiv:1812.09432) was accepted by Phys. Rev. D.

Emily SmithFukun Tang

Detector commissioning 6/19/2019

Intense week of commissioning and integration of the new gFEX trigger system for Run 3 of ATLAS with Emily Smith and Fukun Tang

Ben GuthrieJack HuangBen WarrenHenry Zheng

Graduation 6/14/2019

Congratulations to Ben Guthrie, Jack Huang, Ben Warren, and Henry Zheng for their graduation from the College of the University of Chicago! Best of luck in whatever comes next!

Emily SmithDavid Miller

Conference 6/12/2019

Emily Smith and David Miller present results and future possibilities for machine learning using Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) hardware devices at the first System-on-Chip Workshop

Jan OffermannRyan SimeonJen Jang

Welcome 6/5/2019

Welcome to new members of the group: Jan Offermann (grad student), Ryan Simeon (undergrad), and Jen Jang (undergrad)!

David Miller

Conference 5/20/2019

David Miller presents work from the group at both the SUSY 2019 (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) and LHCP 2019 (Puebla, Mexico) conferences!


Paper Published 5/9/2019

Iterative Constituent Subtraction paper published on arXiv (arXiv:1905.03470)

Emily Smith

In the news... 5/9/2019

Emily Smith is featured in the Physical Sciences Division Spotlight

David MillerMacallan Maedke

Public Lecture 5/7/2019

2nd Annual Neubauer Lecture given by David Miller: 'Smashing Protons: Using the Biggest Machines Ever Built to Study the Fundamental Fabric of the Universe'

Shalma Wegsman Gueron

Summer Fellowship 4/4/2019

Congratulations to Shalma WegsmanGueron who was awarded the Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant to conduct research with the group over the summer!

Emily Smith

NDSEG Fellowship 4/1/2019

Congratulations to Emily Smith who has been offered the NDSEG Fellowship, to start in Fall 2019! Congratulations, Emily!

Shalma Wegsman GueronEmily Smith

Welcome 3/26/2019

Welcome to undergraduate student Shalma WegsmanGueron who will be working with Emily Smith on studying searching for new physics using boosted objects!

David MillerMarwah Roussi

New Collaboration 3/22/2019

Enormous thanks to the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) for their generous funding through the Winter 2019 Data Science Discovery Grants for collaboration between Risi Kondor in the CS department and David Miller and Marwah Roussi to study jet physics with new neural network architectures!

David MillerReina Camacho

New Support 3/5/2019

Huge thanks to the Chicago France Center for their generous funding for measurements of jet substructure using machine learning at the LHC for David Miller and former postdoc Reina Camacho! Looking forward to building up this effort over the next two years!

Marwah Roussi

Welcome 2/7/2019

Welcome to undergraduate student Marwah Roussi who has officially joined the group!

Reina Camacho

Congratulations 1/23/2019

Congratulations to postdoc alumna Reina Camacho on her appointment to the ATLAS Early Career Science Board!

Macallan MaedkeDavid MillerEmily SmithBen WarrenJack Huang

Conference 1/15/2019

Workshop on LHC Run II Analysis with Machine Learning features talk by David Miller on the work that Emily Smith, Ben Warren, and Jack Huang are doing to incorporate machine learning into the hardware triggers in ATLAS!

Emily SmithGiordon Stark

Congratulations 10/17/2018

Congratulations to the entire gFEX team, including Emily Smith, Giordon Stark, for collecting the first collision data during Stable Beams!

Joakim Olsson

Ph.D. 9/17/2018

Graduate student Joakim Olsson successfully defended his thesis (Searching for supersymmetry in Fully Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Experiment)!

Max SwiatlowskiGiordon Stark

Paper Published 7/23/2018

Congratulations to Max Swiatlowski and Giordon Stark for publishing their report on the search for SUSY with many b-jets and jet substructure in 80 fb-1 of LHC data! (ATLAS-CONF-2018-041)

Reina CamachoDavid Miller

Conference 7/16/2018

10th annual BOOST Conference on Boosted Object Phenomenology, Reconstruction and Searches in HEP takes place in Paris, France hosted by former postdoc Reina Camacho (now permanent at LPNHE) and with a talk on SUSY Searches with Boosted Objects from David Miller.

David Miller

Outreach 7/9/2018

The 2018 Fermi Summer Interns Program in Science for local 7th graders is hosted by David Miller and Dave Schmitz (neutrinos), with a lecture on ATLAS!

Emily Smith

Welcome 6/15/2018

Welcome to graduate student Emily Smith who has officially joined the group!

Giordon StarkMax Swiatlowski

Conference 5/23/2018

Chicago students and postdocs (Lesya Horyn, Giordon Stark, Tova Holmes, Max Swiatlowski) present research and new ideas at the ATLAS Supersymmetry Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

Giordon Stark

Ph.D. 4/26/2018

Graduate student Giordon Stark successfully defended his thesis (The search for supersymmetry in hadronic final states using boosted object reconstruction: (!

David Miller

Conference 4/24/2018

Chicago effort on designing trigger systems using new multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) technology presented by David Miller at the Sixth Common ATLAS CMS Electronics Workshop for LHC Upgrades

David Miller

Outreach 4/7/2018

David Miller represents Chicago and the US LHC Users Association (USLUA) at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival doing outreach with the virtual reality ATLAS RIFT system developed by Ilija Vukotic!


Major milestone 12/6/2017

gFEX passes a major milestone with a successful Production Readiness Review (PRR) and has been given the green light to begin production!

Max Swiatlowski

Paper Published 11/22/2017

First measurement of the soft drop jet mass published by Max Swiatlowski! (

Giordon StarkMax SwiatlowskiDavid Miller

Paper Published 11/22/2017

Another update in the search for SUSY in multi-b final states published by Giordon Stark, Max Swiatlowski, and David Miller! (

David Miller

Conference 10/30/2017

David Miller organizes and hosts the EFI Workshop on Data Analytics for Physics

Giordon Stark

Nathan Sugarman Award 5/30/2017

Congratulations to graduate student Giordon Stark who was awarded the 2017 Nathan Sugarman Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research!

Miles Wu

Ph.D. 1/31/2017

Graduate student Miles Wu successfully defended his thesis: Measurement of collinear W boson emission: (

Max Swiatlowski

ATLAS Sub-Group Convener Appointment 10/1/2016

Congratulations to postdoc Max Swiatlowski who was appointed as sub-convener of the subgroup on SUSY searches in squark and gluino final states and signatures in ATLAS!

Reina Camacho

ATLAS Sub-Group Convener Appointment 4/1/2016

Congratulations to postdoc Reina Camacho who was appointed as sub-convener of the subgroup on Exotics searches using diboson signatures in ATLAS!

Reina Camacho

Congratulations 3/8/2016

Congratulations to postdoc Reina Camacho who was featured among the 7 inspiring women from the ATLAS experiment in celebration of International Women's Day 2016

Joakim OlssonDavid Miller

Paper Published 1/27/2016

Congratulations to Joakim Olsson, David Miller on publishing the Run 1 RPV SUSY Stop paper (

Max SwiatlowskiGiordon StarkDavid Miller

Paper Published 12/14/2015

Congratulations to Max Swiatlowski, Giordon Stark, and David Miller on publishing the Run 2 conference paper looking for SUSY in multi-b final states with top-tagging applied (ATLAS-CONF-2015-067)

Max Swiatlowski

Congratulations 11/22/2015

Congratulations to Max Swiatlowski on winning the 2015 US LHC Users Association Lightning Round competition!

David Miller

Paper Published 10/15/2015

Run 1 paper by David Miller on pile-up mitigation techniques published (

Max SwiatlowskiJoakim OlssonDavid Miller

Paper Published 6/30/2015

Congratulations to Max Swiatlowski, Joakim Olsson, David Miller on publishing the Run 1 RPV SUSY Multijet Paper Phys. Rev. D 91, 112016 (2015) (

Reina Camacho

Paper Published 3/13/2015

Congratulations to Reina Camacho for publishing the conference paper on the Global Sequential Calibration technique (ATLAS-CONF-2015-002)

Reina Camacho

Welcome 2/15/2015

Welcome to Reina Camacho, new postdoc in the group! She's also the new lead on the boosted Higgs tagging effort in ATLAS!


Design Review Passed 2/4/2015

Boosted object trigger for Run 3 (gFEX) Preliminary Design Review Approved!