Hanford High School junior, Ourania-Maria Glezakou-Elbert, is being recognized for her work in the Summer Stem Institute (SSI).
Ourania’s paper titled “A Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms in Identifying Higgs Boson Events From the Background” was one of 10 papers to receive a distinguished paper recognition. In her paper, Ourania compares three supervised classification models in their ability to accurately and efficiently identify Higgs boson or signal events from a noisy background. Higgs boson has remained a key element in confirming the standard model (SM) of particle physics.
SSI is a six-week international program and only 5% of students who apply are accepted. Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of SSI research mentors and work in a range of fields from computational biology to quantum physics.
Learn more and read Ourania’s paper at www.summersteminstitute.org/distinguished-projects.