Meet the Ken Kennedy Institute's May Member of the Month: Darin Acosta, Professor of Physics and Astronomy!
Prof. Acosta is an expert on the trigger systems of particle collider experiments that perform a real-time analysis of high-rate collision data before storage to computer disk. He designed and successfully delivered the endcap muon trigger for the electronic trigger system of the CMS experiment at the LHC, and currently leads the overall CMS Trigger project. His most recent research uncovered evidence for the rare Higgs boson decay into dimuons.
How does your work impact the community at large?
"By stimulating curiosity in the physical universe around us, training the next generation of STEM scientists and engineers, and proposing experiments to push the state-of-the-art in magnet design, accelerator technology, detector technologies, and advanced computing. For example, the students and scientists working with me are learning new ways to deploy Machine Learning inference in FPGAs for very low latency, high bandwidth applications (sub-microsecond)."
Learn more about Darin on the link below.