Aug 21 – 25, 2017
University of Washington, Seattle
US/Pacific timezone

Event Reconstruction on NOvA and DUNE with Deep Convolutional Networks

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Alder Hall (University of Washington, Seattle)

Alder Hall

University of Washington, Seattle

Oral Track 2: Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools Track 2: Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools


Fernanda Psihas (Indiana University)


Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have been widely used in the field of computer vision to solve complex problems in image recognition and analysis. Recently, we have applied a Deep Convolutional Visual Network (CVN), to identify neutrino events in the NOvA experiment. NOvA is a long baseline neutrino experiment whose main goal is the measurement of neutrino oscillations. It relies on the accurate identification and reconstruction of the neutrino flavor in observed interactions. In 2016 the NOvA collaboration observed oscillations in the $\nu_\mu \rightarrow \nu_e$ channel, a first HEP result employing CNNs. In this presentation, I will describe the core concepts of CNNs, how we apply them to identify NOvA events, and the details of their implementation in the Caffe framework. I will also discuss the recent developments in the application of CNNs for particle tagging and other ongoing work in neutrino event reconstruction in NOvA and DUNE.

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Fernanda Psihas (Indiana University)

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