Simone Amoroso is a Ph.D. student from the University of Freiburg, on the ATLAS experiment, on a three-month MCnet studentship in the CERN team.

The MCnet "Professor" toolkit is the most widespread mechanism for optimising the free parameters in MC event generators, by comparing to a wide set of experimental data and minimising a chi2 metric. But Professor has only limited support for including the effects of correlated systematics in fitting. My project is adding mechanisms for treatment of full correlation information where available, and applying them in tunings to b-jet observables where b-tagging is a significant and correlated systematic.

Simone Amoroso, CERN, three months from March 2014.
March, 2014 to June, 2014