[image: me] Swagato Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Louisville
Address: 210 Natural Science Building,
Louisville, KY 40292 USA.
Telephone: +1-(502)-852-0915.
Email: swagato DOT banerjee AT louisville DOT edu


Education: Experience: Courses taught at University of Louisville:
      • Research Methods in Physics & Astronomy (Physics 650): Spring 2016
      • Elementary Particle Physics (Physics 585): Spring 2016
      • Fundamentals of Physics I (Physics 221): Fall 2015
Research Interests in Elementary Particle Physics:
      • Search for new particle physics signatures at the ATLAS experiment at CERN, BaBar experiment at SLAC and Mu2e experiment at Fermilab.
      • Discovery of the Higgs Boson at the ATLAS experiment during LHC Run 1; Inner Tracker Simulation for Phase II Upgrade.
      • τ Branching Fractions, Vus, Lepton Universality, Search for Lepton Flavor Violation at the BaBar experiment at SLAC.
      • QCD Event Shape Variables, Running of αs, Color Coherence, Color Reconnection Effects at the L3 experiment at CERN.
Scientific responsibilities held:
      • ATLAS co-representative in LHC-wide multi-channel combination of Higgs searches (2011, 2015).
      • Fitting coordinator & co-editor for Higgs -> tautau decay channel at ATLAS experiment (2013-2014).
      • Contact person for search for high mass Higgs -> WW -> lnujj decays at ATLAS experiment (2012).
      • Deputy convener for Missing Transverse Energy Trigger signature at ATLAS experiment (2011-2012).
      • Software validation contact for Missing Transverse Energy Trigger signature at ATLAS (2009-2012).
      • First convener of Tau subgroup of the Heavy Flavor averaging group (HFAG) (2008-2010).
      • Co-convener of Tau & QED physics analysis program at the BaBar experiment (2006-2009).
      • Coordinator of Simulation Development group at the BaBar experiment (2006-2008).
      • Coordinator for several Monte Carlo event generator programs at the BaBar experiment (2004-2010).
      • Operations expert of Drift Chamber Gas system at the BaBar experiment (2002).
      • Responsible for tuning parameters of several QCD Monte Carlo event generators for the L3 experiment (1996-2001).
Awards:
      • U.S. ATLAS scholar at Analysis Support Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015-2016).
      • Champagne Challenge Prize for first publication with full dataset at the BaBar Experiment (2009).
      • Champagne Challenge Prize for the lowest error on PiZero efficiency at the BaBar Experiment (2004).
      • Life Membership of The Indian Science Congress Association (2002).
      • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Caltech (1991).
      • Don Sheppard Scholarship Award, Caltech (1991).
      • Best Project in Jagadish Bose National Talent Science Fair Contest (1989).
      • National Merit Scholarship for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (1986, 1988).
Selected Publications : (Complete author profile at InspireHEP.net) Outreach: Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Invited Seminars:

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Velencia, Spain (Jul 2014)
        Presentation: New physics constraints using Higgs coupling measurements at ATLAS

      • 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Nagoya, Japan (Sep 2012)
        Presentation: Opening Talk on Overview of Tau Physics

      • 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Nagoya, Japan (Sep 2012)
        Presentation: Search for Light and Dark Higgs at BaBar

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Melbourne, Australia (Jul 2012)
        Presentation: Search for Higgs to tautau decays at ATLAS

      • 11th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Manchester, UK (Sep 2010)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Status of HFAG-Tau activities

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Paris, France (Jul 2010)
        Presentation: Search for new physics at B-Factories

      • Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, Detroit, U.S.A. (Jul 2009)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in Upsilon & tau decays.

      • International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A. (June 2009)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in decays of the narrow Upsilon resonances.

      • Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy (March 2009)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Search for Light Higgs in Upsilon decays.

      • Invited talk at Particle Physics Seminar, Caltech, Harvard, MIT and Tufts Universities, USA (Oct-Nov 2008)
        Presentation: The Mystery of |Vus| in tau decays.

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Philadelphia, USA (Jul 2008)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Universality, |Vus| and search for second class current in tau decays.

      • Invited talk at Particle Physics Seminar, BNL, USA (Mar 2008)
        Presentation: Searches for New Physics at BaBar.

      • International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP07), Victoria, Canada (Sep 2007)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Experience with validating GEANT4 v7 and v8 against v6 in BaBar.

      • First ATLAS Physics Workshop of the Americas, SLAC, USA (Aug 2007)
        Poster: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays and production.

      • Kaon International Conference, Frascati, Italy (May 2007)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Measurement of |Vus| using hadronic tau decays from BaBar and Belle.

      • Invited talk at particle physics seminar, DESY, Germany (Jan 2007)
        Presentation: Tau Physics at BaBar.

      • Workshop on BaBar Physics Reach with 1 ab-1 data, SLAC, USA (Dec 2006)
        Presentation: New Physics with Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays.

      • Joint Meeting Of Pacific Region Particle Physics Communities (DPF+JPS), Hawaii, USA (Oct 2006)
        Presentation: Hadronic Tau Decays at BaBar.

      • Invited talk at HEP Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (Oct 2006)
        Presentation: Tau Physics at BaBar.

      • 9th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Pisa, Italy (Sep 2006)
        Presentation & Proceeding: LFV in tau -> gamma/eta/pi0 and combination of BaBar and Belle LFV results.

      • Canadian Association of Physicists Annual Congress, St. Catharines, Canada (Jun 2006)
        Presentation: Recent results from BaBar on beauty, charm and tau physics.

      • Flavor Workshop in the Era of LHC, Joint WG1+WG2+WG3 session, CERN, Geneva Switzerland (Nov 2005)
        Presentation: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays: Status and Perspectives.

      • 12th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow, Russia (Aug 2005)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays.

      • Invited talk at SLAC Experimental Seminar, SLAC, USA (Jul 2005)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays.

      • Lake Louise Winter Institute on Fundamental Interactions, Alberta, Canada (Feb 2004)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays.

      • International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics, Datong, China (Sep 2001)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Study of Rapidity Gap Events in Hadronic Z decays.

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Osaka, Japan (Jul 2000)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Event Shapes and other QCD Studies at LEP.

      • International Conference in Quantum Chromodynamics, Montpellier, France (Jul 1999)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Study of the structure of hadronic events at LEP.



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