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"Scalable, End-to-End, Deep-Learning-Based Data Reconstruction Chain for Particle Imaging Detectors"

Date and Time: Friday, December 10, 2021, 03:30pm -
Location: Zoom

Speaker: Francois Drielsma, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Abstract:  Recent inroads in Computer Vision (CV) and Machine Learning (ML) have motivated a new approach to the analysis of particle imaging detector data. Unlike previous efforts which tackled isolated CV tasks, this seminar introduces an end-to-end, ML-based data reconstruction chain for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs), the state-of-the-art in precision imaging at the intensity frontier of neutrino physics. The chain is a multi-task network cascade which combines voxel-level feature extraction using Sparse Convolutional Neural Networks and particle superstructure formation using Graph Neural Networks. Each algorithm incorporates physics-informed inductive biases, while their collective hierarchy is used to enforce a causal structure. The output is a comprehensive description of an event that may be used for high-level physics inference. The chain is end-to-end optimizable, eliminating the need for time-intensive manual software adjustments. It is also the first implementation to handle the unprecedented pile-up of dozens of high energy neutrino interactions, expected in the 3D-imaging LArTPC of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The chain is trained and optimized as a whole, and its performance is assessed at each reconstruction step using an open simulated data set.

Host: Andrew Mastbaum




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