July 30, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cliff Lodge
US/Mountain timezone

Machine Learning Techniques to Enhance Event Reconstruction in Water Cherenkov Detectors

Aug 4, 2022, 2:20 PM
Ballroom 2&3

Ballroom 2&3

Talk WG1: Neutrino Oscillation Physics Joint Session


Nick Prouse (TRIUMF)


Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) is the next generation water-Cherenkov neutrino experiment, building on the success of its predecessor Super-Kamiokande. To match the increased precision and reduced statistical errors of the new detectors, improvements to event reconstruction and event selection are required to suppress backgrounds and minimise systematic errors. Machine learning has the potential to provide these enhancements, enabling the precision measurements that Hyper-K is aiming to perform. This talk provides an overview of the areas where machine learning is being explored for Hyper-K's water Cherenkov detectors. Results using various network architectures are presented, along with comparisons to traditional methods and discussion of the challenges and future plans for applying machine learning techniques.

Attendance type In-person presentation

Primary author

Nick Prouse (TRIUMF)

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