About Me

Started my graduate studies at Harvard University in 2020 under the PhD program in High Energy Physics - Experimental.
Previously completed a B.S. in Theoretical Physics at University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM), conferred June 2020.

PhD candidate and part of the LPPC research group at Harvard University.
Currently I'm a member of the IceCube collaboration, advised by Carlos A. Argüelles Delgado , with research interests in High Energy Neutrino Physics and Beyond Standard Model (BSM) studies.
Formerly a CERN member, part of the ATLAS collaboration, with interests in Supersymmetry (SUSY) and Dark Matter connections. During my undergraduate career, I was a research assistant, advised by Dr. Sudhir Malik, under the CMS experiment of CERN's LHC collaboration.

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Computational focus on Machine Learning (ML) techniques for event energy reconstruction for the IceCube detector.
Additionally, I enjoy using useful & reusable software tools for HEP Analysis. In the past years I've acquired an expertise in the development of workflows for reproducible analysis through the ReANA platform and use of SUSY Analysis Tools.

I love to partake in any form of art (painting, dancing, singing, acting, and more). I enjoy travelling to new places, interacting with different cultures and meeting new people around the world.

I grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I've been briefly in Geneva, Switzerland while working at CERN. Currently, stationed in the Boston area for my graduate studies.

Research Experience

IceCube Experiment :
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino observatory constructed at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.

  • BSM - Dark Matter Phenomenology Constraints on the decay lifetime of dark matter into neutrinos over a range of dark matter masses from MeV/c2 to ZeV/c2.
  • BSM - Dark Matter Analysis Search for a suppression of the high-energy astrophysical neutrino flux from Dark Matter-neutrino scattering interactions in the direction of the Galactic Center.

ATLAS & CMS Experiments: CERN- and Fermilab(CMSLPC)-based work
The ATLAS & CMS experiments are the two of the main experiments at the LHC at CERN, a prestigious research laboratory of particle physics based at Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Supersymmetry Analysis #1: Search for new physics targeting final states with one or more top quarks (CMS).
  • Supersymmetry Analysis #2: Search for all-hadronic final states of R-Parity violating supersymmetry (ATLAS).
  • Higgs Analysis: Higgs to four-leptons decay channel analysis reimplementation as a case study for reproducible analysis with 2011-2012 CMS Open Data (CMS).
  • Data Reconstruction: Reprocessing AOD from 2010 - 2012 RAW samples for Machine Learching processes (CMS).
  • Detector's Hardware: Strain Gauge Measurements of Carbon Fiber Dee for the CMS Phase-2 Upgrade of the Tracker Forward Pixel Detector (CMS).
  • Top Analysis: Top quark mass measurement from b-jet energy spectrum at 13TeV (CMS).

Brief collaboration in the department of Innovative Algotithms from IrisHEP.