10-15 March 2019
Steinmatte conference center
Europe/Zurich timezone

An Ensemble of Neural Networks for Online Electron Filtering at the ATLAS Experiment.

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Steinmatte conference center

Steinmatte conference center

Hotel Allalin, Saas Fee, Switzerland https://allalin.ch/conference/
Poster Track 2: Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools Poster Session


Werner Spolidoro Freund (Federal University of of Rio de Janeiro (BR))


The ATLAS experiment implemented an ensemble of neural networks
(NeuralRinger algorithm) dedicated to improve the performance of
filtering events containing electrons in the high-input rate online
environment of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva.
This algorithm has been used online to select electrons with transverse energies
above 15 GeV since 2017 and is extended to electrons with
transverse energies below 15GeV in 2018. The ensemble employs a concept of calorimetry rings.
The training procedure and final structure of the ensemble are designed to
keep flat detector response with respect to particle energy and position.
A detailed study was carried out to assess profile
distortions in crucial offline quantities through the usage of
statistical tests and residual analysis. These details and the online
performance of this algorithm during the Run 2 data-taking will be

Primary author

Werner Spolidoro Freund (Federal University of of Rio de Janeiro (BR))

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