Margaret R. Lazarovits is a 2019-2023 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Kansas. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, she received her B.A. with general honors in physics and a minor in theater and performance studies from the University of Chicago in 2018. In the summers, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant, with research in experimental high energy physics and biophysics. At KU, Lazarovits has been actively participating in her group’s search for dark matter candidates. She also is working with another graduate student to identify low momentum muons at the Large Hadron Collider using deep neural networks. Lazarovits is passionate about using machine learning to make data-driven insights, so in Spring 2018 she founded Learning Machine Learning, an interdisciplinary organization that meets weekly to discuss machine learning and its applications in scientific research.
Mentor: Christopher Rogan, J.D. Stranathan Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics, Physics and Astronomy