Jul 20 – 21, 2020
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OASIS: Optimal Analysis-Specific Importance Sampling for event generation

Jul 20, 2020, 3:00 PM


Prasanth Shyamsundar


We provide a technique called OASIS to reduce the number of simulated events required in a collider analysis to reach a target sensitivity. We achieve this by preferentially focusing the event generation in different regions of phase-space based on their utility to the analysis at hand (and appropriately weighting the events).

OASIS leads to a conservation of resources at all stages of the MC pipeline (including detector simulation) and opens a new avenue for resource-conservation that is complementary to approaches that seek to speed-up the simulation pipeline.

Primary authors

Konstantin Matchev (University of Florida) Prasanth Shyamsundar

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