Machine Learning in KM3NeT
Dipartimento di Fisica Università di Salerno and INFN Gruppo Collegato di Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II 132, Fisciano 84084 Italy
Published online: 10 May 2019
The KM3NeT Collaboration is building a network of underwater Cherenkov telescopes at two sites in the Mediterranean Sea, with the main goals of investigating astrophysical sources of high-energy neutrinos (ARCA) and of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy (ORCA). Various Machine Learning techniques, such as Random Forests, BDTs, Shallow and Deep Networks are being used for diverse tasks, such as event-type and particle identification, energy/direction estimation, source identification, signal/background discrimination and data analysis, with sound results as well as promising research paths. The main focus of this work is the application of Convolutional Neural Network models to the tasks of neutrino interaction classification, as well as the estimation of energy and direction of the propagating particles. The performances are also compared to those of the standard reconstruction algorithms used in the Collaboration.
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