Nov 4 – 8, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
Australia/Adelaide timezone

A deep neural network method for analyzing the CMS High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL) events

Nov 4, 2019, 11:45 AM
Riverbank R6 (Adelaide Convention Centre)

Riverbank R6

Adelaide Convention Centre

Oral Track 2 – Offline Computing Track 2 – Offline Computing


Gilles Grasseau (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))


For the High Luminosity LHC, the CMS collaboration made the ambitious choice of a high granularity design to replace the existing endcap calorimeters. The thousands of particles coming from the multiple interactions create showers in the calorimeters, depositing energy simultaneously in adjacent cells. The data are analog to 3D gray-scale image that should be properly reconstructed.

In this talk we will investigate how to localize and identify the thousands of showers in such events with a Deep Neural Network model. This problem is well-known in the Vision domain, it belongs to the challenging class: "Object Detection" which is significantly a harder task than “only” an image classification/regression because of the mixed goals : the cluster/pattern identification (cluster type), its localization (bounding box), and the object segmentation (mask) in the scene.

Our project presents a lot of similarities with the ones treated in Industry but accumulates several technological challenges like the 3D treatment. We will present the Mask R-CNN model which has already proven its efficiency in Industry (for 2D images) and how we extended it to tackle 3D HGCAL data. To conclude we will present the first results of this challenge.

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Primary author

Gilles Grasseau (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))


Mr Abhinav Kumar (BITS Pilani) Andrea Sartirana (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Artur Lobanov (LLR – Ecole Polytechnique (FR)) Florian Beaudette (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Mr Pierre Ouannes (Ecole Centrale Lille)

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