## SCHOOL | **3-4-5 June 2024**

## **Data Science in Fundamental Physics**

**Tentative information (to be updated)**

**SPEAKERS**

**Glen Cowan**

Professor of Physics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Coordinator and developer of statistical methods in ATLAS experiment at CERN.

Author of the book “Statistical Data Analysis”. His current research is focused on analyzing data currently being collected by the ATLAS Experiment. Specifically, he is involved in coordinating and developing statistical methods and software for use by many studies carried out with ATLAS data.

**Pietro Vischia**

Ramón y Cajal senior researcher at the Universidad de Oviedo and ICTEA.

Machine Learning coordinador of the CMS Experiment at CERN.

Specialist in Machine Learning applied to High Energy Physics. Researcher in high-dimensional spaces via gradient descent, eventually powered by quantum algorithms, and on the extension of machine learning methods to realistic neurons with spiking networks, to be then implemented in neuromorphic hardware devices.

## Mornings

**Probability & Statistics** –** **Glen Cowan

**1st Lecture**Probability, Bayes vs. Frequentist | Frequentist parameter estimation | Hypothesis tests

**2nd Lecture**p-values | Confidence limits | Systematic uncertainties | Bayesian parameter estimation

**3rd Lecture** Significance, sensitivity | Bayes factors | Models for anomalies

**Machine Learning** – Pietro Vischia

**1st Lecture**Mathematical foundations of ML | Vapnik’s theory of statistical learning | Early methods from statistics to ML: PCA, SVM, decision trees

**2nd Lecture**Supervised learning: neural networks, gradient descent | Technical foundations: automatic differentiation | Hardware foundations: from CPUs to GPUs, TPUs, FPGAs, ASIC, neuromorphic circuits | Practical techniques (e.g. hyperparameters optimization, regularization)

**3rd Lecture**Transformers, large (language models) | Spiking networks | Unsupervised learning | Quantum machine learning

## Afternoons

**Hands On & Exercises**1. Probability & Statistics – TBA

2. Machine Learning – TBA