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Shabnam Jabeen
email: jabeen@fnal.gov



My work

I have been working on D0 experiment at the Tevatron collider (Fermilab, Chicago) and the CMS experiment at LHC (CERN, switzerland).

Convener JetMET Trigger sub-group at CMS

     I led the JetMETtrigger sub-group which is responsible for co-ordinating trigger efforts for jets and missing energy triggers.

Convener D0 Top Quark group

      I led top quark group at D0 in 2010-1011. We mnaged to published more papers than any other year in the history of D0 top group.

Convener D0 Jet Energy Scale group

     I led the jet energy scale group at D0 from 2008 to 2010. Under my leadership, jet energy scale provided D0 collaboration jet energy calibrations with remarkably small uncertainties of 1.5-3%.

Central Track Trigger

     I played a leading role in central track trigger RunII upgrade, commissioning and operations.

Central Fiber Tracker

     I was a also a part of the commissioning effort for the central fiber tracker

Captain Shift Crew

     Taking captain shifts has also been part of my D0 experience.

Analysis review board member

     I was a member of the editorial board for top quark properties for two years

I have been a viatl part of the single top quark at D0 and have played important role in all the analyses involving single top quarks. I led one of the analyses that found the first evidence for the standard-model-like single top quarks in Dec. 2006 at D0 and was part of the team that finally discovered single top production in march 2009. For discovery analysis I was also in charge of evaluation of systematic uncertainties for the cross-section measurement. I also did a search for beyond the standard model anomalous Wtb couplings in single top production.
Working on these analyses, I have immensely enjoyed exploring new data analysis techniques like neural networks , Bayesian neural networks , decision trees , and random forest .

Some more details of my work can be found here

My Ph.D thesis was on the search for single top quarks and before that I wrote a review of supersymmetery as part of the requirements for the degree of M.Phil.

"Towards a Theory of Everything" is the title of lecture for Saturday Morning Physics , at fermilab. Here is a link to some material related to this topic.

Collection of invited talks, seminars and Colloquia

Invited Plenary Talks at Conferences

Invited Talks at Conferences

  • International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, July 2011 (Grenoble, France), "Single top quark production at D0".
  • Division of Partilces and Fields, Detroit, 2009, "Top quark properties measurements with D0 detector".
  • SUSY09 (the 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions),June 09, "Contamination of New physics in top samples and Wtb anomalous couplings".
  • PHENO 2008, May 08, "Anomalous Wtb Couplings", Talk given on behalf of D0 collaboration
  • PHENO 2007, May 07, "First Evidence for Single Top Production at D0", Talk given on behalf of D0
  • DIS Workshop 2007, April 07, "Evidence for Single Top Production", Talk given on behalf of D0 and CDF collaborations Proceedings Paper
  • APS meeting April 05, Tampa, "Single Top at D0",
  • APS meeting May 04, Denver, "Single Top at D0",
  • "Search for Single Top Quark Production Using Likelihood Discriminants at D0 in Run II", Poster presented at HCP06 (Durham)and Procceedings Paper

Seminars at National Labs

  • Wine & Cheese seminar at Fermilab on behalf of D0 collaboration, January 2011, "Three Tales of Two Tops"
  • Seminar at Broohaven National Lab,on behalf of D0 collaboration, Apr. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quarks at Dzero"
  • Wine & Cheese seminar at Fermilab on behalf of D0 collaboration, Dec 08, "Top Quark as a Window to New Physics at D0"
  • HEP Seminar given at Brookhaven National Laboratory "Looking for Lonely Top",

Seminars and Colloquoia at Unversities

  • Seminar, State University of New York, Buffalo, Dec. 10, "Top quark properties at hadron colliders"
  • Seminar, Northwestern University, June. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quarks at Dzero"
  • Seminar, Rice University, Apr. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quarks"
  • Colloquium/seminar, Perdu UC, Apr. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quarks"
  • Seminar, Kansas, Apr. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quark Production at the Tevatron"
  • Colloquium, Kansas University, Apr. 09, "Discovery of Singles and First Kiss of the God Partcile"
  • Seminar, Iowa State , Apr. 09, "Discovery of Single Top Quark Production at D0"
  • Colloquium/seminar, Florida State , Feb. 09, "Looking for Answers from the Top"
  • Colloquium/seminar, Southern Methodist , Jan 09, "Looking for Answers from the Top"
  • Seminar, University of Kansas, March 07, "Evidence for Single Top Production at D0",
  • Seminar, Kansas State University, March 07, "Evidence for Single Top Production at D0",
  • Seminar, Northwestern University, November 06, "Single Top at D0",
  • Seminar, Boston University, November 05, "Searching for Single Top",
  • Seminar, Kansas University "Connecting the Dots: Tracking at D0",
  • Seminar, Kansas University, "Single Top Analysis at D0",

Public Lectures

  • Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics lecture "Towards a Theory of Everything", 2008-present
  • Public lectures in schools as part of outreach.

Internal D0 talks

Internal CMS talks

In the News

      Dijet mass analysis featured in the Fermilab Today

      Fermilab single top discovery party photo

      Evidence of single top in Director's corner

      Single top analysis featured in the Fermilab Today




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