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Nicola Orlando
Faten Hariri
Emma Kuwertz
Spyridon Argyropoulo
Sabrina Sacerdoti
Simone Amoroso
Jesper Roy Christiansen
Nathan Hartland
Christian Roehr
Benjamin Watt
Philip Ilten
Nishita Desai
Sercan Sen
Miroslav Myska
Sudha Ahuja
Holger Schulz
Avi Gershan
Aleksander Kusina
Magdalena Slawinska
Flavia Dias
Kenneth Wraight
Irais Bautista Guzman
Sparsh Navin
Paolo Francavilla
Riccardo Di Sipio
Seyi Latunde-Dada
Devdatta Majumder
Martijn Gosselink
Christopher Bignamini
Marek Schönherr
Michal Deak
Noam Hod
Florian Bechtel
Jonathan Ferland
Manuel Bähr
Alexander Flossdorf
Piergiulio Lenzi

Seyi Latunde-Dada is a PhD student from Cambridge UK working on Herwig++, on a three-month MCnet studentship in Lund.

During my PhD, for which my thesis is entitled `Simulations of QCD processes at high energy colliders', I worked on the inclusion of NLO corrections in the shower Monte Carlo event generator Herwig++. As is well-known, the inclusion of NLO corrections is highly non-trivial and two sophisticated techniques have been developed in the recent past to achieve this. These are the MC@NLO method and the POWHEG method. I implemented both methods using Herwig++ to e+e- annihilation, Drell-Yan vector boson production and top quark pair production at the International Linear Collider.

I have always been interested in methods of merging matrix element calculations with parton showers. An example of this is the CKKW-L method which is a project hosted by the Lund group. I am aware of its recent extension to include one-loop corrections for the simultaneous production of events with varying jet multiplicities. I have good working knowledge of how the method works and would like to extend this to an involvement in its validation, improvement and application to more processes including those with initial state radiation.

I also propose to continue working on extending the matching methods MC@NLO and POWHEG, to include more processes. One such process which is currently in progress is MC@NLO for single-top and top-pair production in the framework of Herwig++ as well as the hadronic decay of the Higgs boson.

To summarize, during the period of my studentship, I would like to tackle new challenges in the form of working on the CKKW-L method for example, and any other projects I might be fortunate to be assigned, as well as take the opportunity to extend my PhD work further.