I am working for the Fast Track Simulation (FATRAS) group on the material
description and material interactions validation of the ATLAS detector.
FATRAS provides a fast alternative to the full Geant4 simulation. It is
calibrated with Geant4 simulation data and will be validated with real data
from the ATLAS experiment. An overall aim of my work is to achieve a fast
tuning and calibration cycle for FATRAS and to provide profound feedback of
material calibration information to the full MC simulation project. Later
during my thesis I will participate in a MC data intensive analysis that is
highly sensitive to the material budget, such as the W mass measurement. I
am familiar with the operating systems Mac OS X, Linux and Windows XP, and
programming languages such as C++, Python and MATLAB. I am also familiar
with Athena, ROOT and Geant4 which I am using for my work.