CoDaS-HEP Overview

The school on Computational and Data Science for High Energy Physics (CoDaS-HEP) was created to fill a void in the training of graduate students and postdocs working in HEP. Training young researchers in the latest computational tools and techniques is essential to their future careers in both research and industry. To be successful today’s grad students require a mix of particle physics domain knowledge and advanced software skills. Relevant computing topics are however often missing from traditional physics coursework and, as young researchers begin their active research careers, they discover the need for these skills, but are no longer in a position to follow such courses.

The school was intially developed as part of the NSF-funded Parallel Kalman Filter Tracking project, in partnership with the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE). Building on the success of the first iterations of the school, direct support will continue in the coming years through two other NSF-funded projects: FIRST-HEP and IRIS-HEP. Additional collaborations have also been added (see list below).

A dedicated compute platform (the CoDaS-HEP Platform) is also being developed by the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago to support the exercises portion of these training activities.

Collaborating Research Projects

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Peter Elmer (Chair) - Princeton University, Department of Physics

  • Kyle Cranmer - New York University, Department of Physics & Center for Data Science

  • Oliver Gutsche - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

  • Sudhir Malik - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

  • Avi Yagil - University of California, San Diego, Department of Physics

  • Peter Wittich - Cornell University, Department of Physics