Garrett Merz

Credentials: Data Science Institute, Physics

Position title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: garrett.merz@wisc.edu

Head shot of Garrett Merz

Garrett’s current work at DSI focuses on the development of AI for the computation of high-energy physics scattering amplitudes. Prior to coming to DSI, Garrett did his PhD on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where he played a major role in the first direct measurement of the top-quark Higgs coupling. He also worked as a machine learning scientist at IntelinAir, where he developed deep learning models to monitor the growth and health of corn and soybean crops using satellite imagery. His primary research interests are in adapting state-of-the-art machine learning models to specialized research domains in order to uncover new scientific insights about the underlying structure of data, from computer vision to symbolic regression and beyond.