Sam is a PhD student at the Data Intensive Science CDT at UCL. He is working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where he is studying the Higgs boson, and in particular its decay to two b quarks. Additionally, Sam is working on improving the low level tracking algorithms that are used for event reconstruction at the LHC. At UCL, Sam is supervised by Dr Tim Scanlon.
At The Alan Turing Institute, Sam has been working within the Research Engineering team on a project that is using remote sensing data to monitor the resilience of threatened dryland ecosystems around the world. In collaboration with a small team and ecologists from The University of Exeter, Sam has been writing software that uses satellite imagery to perform a time series analysis which can detect early warning signals of an impending catastrophic ecosystem collapse.