Dr Alexander Schmidt (University of Zürich)
The CMS software contains a widespread set of algorithms to identify jets originating from the weak decay of b-quarks. Different physical properties of b-hadron decays like lifetime information, secondary vertices and soft leptons are exploited. The variety of selection algorithms range from simple and robust ones, suitable for early data-taking and online environments as the trigger system, to highly discriminating ones, exploiting all the information available. Their performance is evaluated, in the long term and startup scenarios.
Boleslaw Wyslouch (MIT)