Since joining CMS in February, 2008, the Wayne State University group has focused its efforts on upgrades and operation of the endcap muon system and various physics analyses. The group helped build and install new CSC electronics and chambers that were commissioned in Run 1 and has widely supported the operation and data validation of the CSC system. WSU is a founding member of the GEM project for CMS and has contributed to the development of chambers, electronics, and on-line software. Recently, the WSU group led the development of a CMS-wide database system for generator-level production of simulation samples. Physics-analysis projects have included completed papers and on-going analyses in the search for exotic structures in di-lepton final states, anomalous gauge-boson couplings in di-boson production, and exclusive, low-multiplicity hadronic W-boson decays. For the Phase-2 Upgrade, WSU will help with the construction, installation and commissioning of the GEM stations at ME0, GE1/1 and GE2/1. Group members look forward to great results from Run 2 and a successful effort building CMS for the High-Luminosity LHC era.
CMS member since: 2008