Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy
College Station, Texas 77843
Despite the great success of the current standard model of particle physics, questions around the elusive dark matter and Higgs boson mass suggest new physics beyond the standard model to be discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. I will discuss searches for natural supersymmetry, in particular, supersymmetric partners of the top quark, the Higgs boson, and gauge bosons as well as searches for new physics in events with top quark pairs and the Higgs or gauge boson using the data collected at the Large Hadron Collider. Novel machine learning techniques have been explored in these searches for identifying highly Lorentz-boosted top quarks and Higgs and gauge bosons and for separating signals from backgrounds. Recent results from these searches will be presented, as well as future prospects of these searches.