Dr. Indara Suarez is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She became a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2008 while completing her graduate studies at Texas A&M University. As a graduate student, she worked on searches for new heavy particles and studied associated production of the newly discovered Higgs Boson with W bosons. In addition, she worked on the upgrade of the CMS Muon Endcap detectors during the long shutdown of the LHC. In 2013, she was awarded the CMS Achievement Award for her work on the integration and commissioning of the new electronics for the ME1/1 region of CMS muon endcap detectors. Currently, she is involved in searches for new physics with a particular emphasis on new physics scenarios with a connection to dark matter and questions related to the light mass measured for the recently discovered higgs boson. Dr. Suarez is also a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellow and is a strong supporter of science outreach efforts to increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
Searches for pair production of third generation squarks in sqrt(s) = 13 TeV pp collisions Submitted to EPJC.
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