A Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN funded by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission



ESR of the AMVA4NP network at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Experimentalist, I work on the development of a new framework for the Matrix Element Method and on 2HDM searches within the CMS collaboration at CERN.

My First Time at CMS

by Alessia Saggio

Every year, my university organizes a trip to CERN for Bachelor’s students only, to give them the chance to get acquainted with the world of Particle Physics before starting the Master. This year I was one of the three PhD students who accompanied them, and I thought it would be nice to share my feelings here with you since it was a really nice experience.

In fact, it was my fourth time at CERN, but despite that I had never had the chance to visit the CMS detector, the experiment Continue reading “My First Time at CMS”

At school again – outreach event in Venice

by Alessia Saggio

I am back again in Lausanne for my third secondment foreseen by the AMVA4NewPhysics network after one week spent in Italy to attend a Soft-Skill workshop (Giles and Fabricio already talked about it in the last posts on this blog) and to give a conference to some high school students about the Higgs boson discovery at CERN.

As pointed out by Tommaso in this post, this year some students are involved in a very interesting project that aims at combining together art and Continue reading “At school again – outreach event in Venice”

About the 3rd AMVA4NP workshop (and happy new year)

by Alessia Saggio

Hi everyone – I just got back from the 3rd AMVA4NewPhysics workshop that took place in Oxford on December 19th and 20th. I am heading back home for holidays now, but before wishing you a merry Christmas I would just like to share with you some feelings and impressions that I had about this workshop.

First of all, it was really nice for me to be back in Oxford after five months. If you followed the blog, you may know that I spent all July there to work on my first secondment and that I had a really great time. The city felt like Continue reading “About the 3rd AMVA4NP workshop (and happy new year)”

Towards the end of my internship at B12: what I’ve learned so far

by Alessia Saggio

As many of you may know, I’ve been working at B12 Consulting in Louvain-la-neuve since the end of September, and my project is about to come to an end. I still have two weeks to refine and close everything, but after spending two months and a half here, in the company of my very nice colleagues, I feel like I can give you an exhaustive report about my Continue reading “Towards the end of my internship at B12: what I’ve learned so far”

Let’s take a break: a quick tour through the beauties of Belgium

by Alessia Saggio

After annoying you for one month with Machine Learning algorithms and my “consulting life”, I decided it’s time to take a break! This time I would like to share with you some pictures I took in some amazing places in Belgium that you should absolutely visit in case you pass by here. In fact, my parents and my sister came to visit me last weekend, the weather was unexpectedly nice, so I brought them around for a small tour of Belgium.

There are a lot of nice l Continue reading “Let’s take a break: a quick tour through the beauties of Belgium”

Into the world of clustering algorithms: k-means, k-modes and k-prototypes

by Alessia Saggio

My internship at B12 Consulting is going on! And this time I would like to tell you a bit about some Machine Learning Clustering algorithms that I’ve been using here to treat and analyze my data.

Before going into details, let me just give you a very general overview about Machine Learning. Machine Learning techniques are in general divided in Continue reading “Into the world of clustering algorithms: k-means, k-modes and k-prototypes”

Anaconda, Pandas and more: life at B12 Consulting

by Alessia Saggio

As you probably remember from my last post, I started my internship at B12 Consulting two weeks ago as my second secondment foreseen by the network activities.

So, today my third week starts and I guess it’s a good time to tell you what I have experienced and learned in these days. Continue reading “Anaconda, Pandas and more: life at B12 Consulting”

My internship at B12 Consulting starts soon!

by Alessia Saggio

When I joined this network, I knew that I would travel a lot and that I would experience working with data analysis in (almost) all its different forms. This is actually what I’ve been doing until now and mainly what I will be doing from next week on until the end of the year. Well, to be honest, this new experience Continue reading “My internship at B12 Consulting starts soon!”

The importance of being together

by Alessia Saggio

One month has passed since I arrived in Oxford, and now it’s already time to leave. What’s quite strange is that I surprised myself thinking that I’m sad to go away from here, even though tomorrow I’m going back to Italy for my vacations. Don’t get me wrong, of course I’m looking forward to catching up with my family again, but I have to say that this month has been even better than expected.

I’ve been working with Cecilia and Giles. We worked Continue reading “The importance of being together”

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