Born and raised in Syria, my family and I moved to Lebanon in 2012 due to the Syrian Civil War. After graduating high school in Lebanon, I moved to the U.S. for college, and my family moved to Dubai, UAE. I am currently a first-year physics Ph.D. student at Stanford University, and I hope to eventually work as a professor at a research university.
I started my physics Ph.D. in June 2019 with a summer research rotation, working with Prof. Giorgio Gratta on developing machine learning techniques for identifying certain decays in the EXO-200 experiment and on detector R&D for the nEXO experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Prior to that, I used machine learning techniques at Yale University to analyze data from ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions at the STAR experiment at RHIC, which turned into part of my senior thesis. I also previously aided in building, testing, and analyzing the performance of one of the detectors for STAR among other projects listed in my CV.
Linux, Windows, Macintosh
Python, C++, Arduino, LabVIEW, Mathematica, LaTeX
ROOT, PyROOT, PYTHIA, FastJet, JETSCAPE, DiffGeo
Keras (TensorFlow), scikit-learn, TMultilayerPerceptron, TMLPAnalyzer
Git, Jupyter Notebook, Vim, Slurm, Microsoft Office
Vacuum & Cryogenic Technologies, Ultrasonic Cleaning, Epoxying, Leak Checking, Metalworking (incl. Soldering & Magnetic Drilling), Woodworking, 3D Printing
Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Multimeter, Lock-in Amplifier, Power Supply
English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), French (proficient)