Mar 10 – 15, 2019
Steinmatte conference center
Europe/Zurich timezone

Machine Learning for Muon Identification at LHCb

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Steinmatte conference center

Steinmatte conference center

Hotel Allalin, Saas Fee, Switzerland
Poster Track 2: Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools Poster Session


Katharina Mueller (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))Mr Nikita Kazeev (Yandex School of Data Analysis (RU))


Particle identification is a key ingredient of most of LHCb results. Muon identification in particular is used at every stage of the LHCb triggers. The objective of the muon identification is to distinguish muons from the rest of the particles using only information from the Muon subdetector under strict timing constraints. We use state-of-the-art gradient boosting algorithm and real data with sWeights to train such a model. In this talk we present the algorithm along with evaluation of its performance across momentum spectrum and different background sources.

Primary author

Katharina Mueller (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

Presentation materials

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