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The purpose of the Competence Center on Simulation and Big Data is the fostering of an effective collaboration between the different LIP groups working on these areas and to boost the capability to exploit the existing expertise both internally and externally, towards the university and the industry. The different LIP groups have a vast range of competences in data analysis and simulation tools, including physics models, Monte Carlo generators, detector simulation tools, big-data handling techniques and data mining. The ability to fully benefit from such competences requires achieving critical mass, a coordinated training program, the exploitation of synergies between groups and a clear identification of the key areas where we can contribute in a competitive way.

The competence center started its activities in 2017 and the first priorities were the identification of the technical competences mastered by the LIP members in these two areas, establishing communication and discussion forums, starting a training program and establishing an action plan for the next few years.

Simulation

In 2017, the Simulation branch of the competence center undertook a survey of the GEANT4 competences at LIP. The following items were identified:


  • LIP is a member of the GEANT4 collaboration for more than 10 years, accumulating an important expertise, both from the user and developer points of view, with an important know-how beyond applications development;
  • LIP members hold expertise in several GEANT4 kernel categories;
  • There is a potential to increase LIP’s contribution to the GEANT4 toolkit;
  • LIP members undertake teaching activities in MSc and PhD level courses with some emphasis in GEANT4.

Big Data

The Big Data branch of the competence center developed a survey of the big-data and machine learning competences at LIP, and the following items were identified:


  • Development of multivariate data analysis using advanced techniques (e.g. boosted decision trees, shallow and deep neural networks and principal component analysis);
  • Expertise in modern tools used in HEP and beyond it (e.g. TMVA, Octave, Keras, SK-learn, Pandas, Theano, Tensorflow);
  • Expertise in advanced methods for training and validation of multivariate analysis (e.g. use of accelerators such as GPUs, distributed training and cross-validation);
  • Expertise in complex file systems and tools to deal with large volumes of data.
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Cloud Computing

O serviço é vocacionado para aplicações que não se enquadrem nos paradigmas de computação HTC ou HPC.

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HTC Computing

Processamento sequencial de elevado débito.

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HPC Computing

Processamento paralelo de elevado desempenho.

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  • Deep Learning for the Classification of Quenched Jets
  • Author(s):  L. Apolinário, N. F. Castro, M. Crispim Romão, J. G. Milhano, R. Pedro, F. C. R. Peres
  • Submission:  2021-06-18, Acceptance:  2021-11-16, Publication:  2021-11-29
  • Reference:  JHEP11 (2021) 219   View publication

  • A continuous integration and web framework in support of the ATLAS Publication Process
  • Author(s):  Juan Pedro Araque Espinosa, Gabriel Baldi Levcovitz, Riccardo-Maria Bianchi, Ian Brock, Tancredi Carli, Nuno Filipe Castro, Alessandra Ciocio, Maurizio Colautti, Ana Carolina Da Silva Menezes, Gabriel De Oliveira da Fonseca, Leandro Domingues Macedo Alves, Andreas Hoecker, Bruno Lange Ramos, Gabriela Lemos Lúcidi Pinhão, Carmen Maidantchik, Fairouz Malek, Robert McPherson, Gianluca Picco, Marcelo Teixeira Dos Santos
  • Submission:  2020-05-14, Acceptance:  2021-02-28, Publication:  2021-05-11
  • Reference:  JINST 16 (2021) T05006   View publication

  • Getting the public closer to the experimental facilities: How Virtual Reality helps High Energy Physics experiments engage public interest
  • Author(s):  Ana Peixoto et al.
  • Submission:  2020-11-24, Acceptance:  2020-11-24, Publication:  2021-04-15
  • Reference:  PoS ICHEP2020 (2021) 954   View publication

  • Use of a Generalized Energy Mover's Distance in the Search for Rare Phenomena at Colliders
  • Author(s):  M. Crispim Romao, N.F. Castro , J.G. Milhano, R. Pedro, T. Vale
  • Submission:  2020-04-20, Acceptance:  2021-01-18, Publication:  2021-02-26
  • Reference:  Eur. Phys. J. C 81, 192 (2021)   View publication

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  • ANTS
  •  Anger camera-type detector simulation and experimental data processing tools.
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  • Excitações em materiais quânticos 2D/INL
  • Code:  PTDC/FIS-MAC/2045/2021
  • Dates :  2022-01-01 :  2024-12-31
  • Funding:  249,133.00 €  

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