Curriculum Vitae


✉ 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet - CH-1211 Geneva 4 - Switzerland
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@ anna.sfyrla_AT_cern.ch
@ anna.sfyrla_AT_unige.ch


Born in Athens, Greece, in 1981

Education

07/2003 - 03/2008



Ph.D. Student – University of Geneva, Switzerland.
ATLAS experiment, LHC and CDF experiment, Tevatron.
Included a two-year stay at Fermilab, Illinois, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Allan Clark.

10/1998 - 04/2003

Diploma Student – University of Athens, Greece.
Thesis work in the CMS experiment, LHC. Supervisor: Prof. Paris Sphicas.

Employment history

Since 08/2018



Associate Professor – University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Faculté des Sciences, Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire (DPNC).
ATLAS & FASER experiments, LHC.

09/2015 - 07/2018


Assistant Professor – University of Geneva, Switzerland.
ATLAS experiment, LHC.

03/2013 - 08/2015


Staff Researcher – Physics Department, CERN.
ATLAS experiment, LHC.

03/2010 - 02/2013


Research Fellow, CERN-COFUND Program – Physics Department, CERN.
ATLAS experiment, LHC.

05/2008 - 02/2010


Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
ATLAS experiment, LHC and CDF experiment, Tevatron.

Responsibilities in the ATLAS and FASER collaborations

10/2020 - 09/2022



ATLAS Upgrade Physics group convener.
Responsible for the organisation of the physics & performance activities related to the ATLAS HL-LHC upgrade.

Since 04/2019


FASER TDAQ Project Leader.
Responsible for the production and commissioning of the TDAQ components of the FASER experiment.

01/2019 - 04/2020



ATLAS HTT PRM coordinator.
Responsible for one of the Hardware Tracker for the Trigger (HTT) boards; specifications, design and prototyping.

01/2017 - 12/2019



ATLAS TDAQ Phase-II upgrade physics & performance coordinator.
Responsible for building the physics case of the HL-LHC ATLAS TDAQ upgrade and defining the trigger performance of the envisaged event selections.

10/2014 - 09/2016



ATLAS trigger coordinator.
Elected position. Deputy coordinator during the first year. The ATLAS trigger activity counts about 200 active researchers and PhD students, distributed in four activity areas and nine signature groups.

10/2013 - 07/2014



ATLAS SUSY strong production subgroup convener.
Responsible for the organisation of the analyses groups towards publication, the production of summary papers, the identification of SUSY loop-holes and the preparations for the run-2 data-taking.

03/2013 - 07/2014



ATLAS Trigger operations and monitoring coordinator.
Responsible for the LHC long shutdown operational-related trigger activities: automation of tools and trigger monitoring, and successful commissioning of the trigger upgrades.

10/2012 - 02/2013



ATLAS Trigger operations coordinator.
Responsible for the trigger operations at the end of the 2012 p−p collisions data-taking, and during the 2013 p−Pb and low energy p−p collisions data-taking.

Membership in committees, boards and reviews

  • Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, CHIPP; member (since 2015); vice-chair (2020 - 2021).
  • Commission d'enseignement de la Section de Physique; member (since 2018).
  • Commission outreach de la Section de Physique; member (since 2018); chair (2021) 🔗.
  • Commission de l'égalité de la Faculté des Sciences; member (since 2019).
  • Panelist in DOE Energy Frontier comparative review (2019).
  • Reviewer for SNSF Ambizione (2020).
  • Member of Ph.D. thesis committees (since 2016).
  • Swiss Physical Society, SPS; member (since 2017).

  • FASER executive board, FASER collaboration board; member (since 2019).
  • ATLAS offline analysis board; member (2014 - 2016, 2020 - 2022).
  • ATLAS physics coordination group; member (2014 - 2016, 2020 - 2022).
  • ATLAS EF Track Heterogeneous Commodity Task Force (ongoing).
  • ATLAS Review on Pixel Regional Readout; member of the committee (2019 - 2020).
  • ATLAS TDAQ Architecture Variant Study Group; member (2019 - 2020).
  • ATLAS Analysis Model Study Group for Run-3; member (2018 - 2019).
  • ATLAS FTK review; member of the committee (2018).
  • ATLAS TDAQ selection committees for upgrade project leader (2018) and speakers committee members (2019).
  • ATLAS extended TDAQ steering group; member (2017 - 2019).
  • ATLAS Physics analysis convenors selection committee (2017 and 2014).
  • ATLAS ITK layout task force recommendations review; member, TDAQ representative (2016 - 2017).
  • ATLAS executive board; member (2015 - 2016).
  • ATLAS Trigger coordination group; member (2011 - 2015) and chair (2015 - 2016).
  • ATLAS Trigger menu coordination group; member (2009 - 2016).
  • ATLAS TDAQ steering group; member (2012 - 2016).
  • Since 2011, member of several ATLAS internal paper review committees.

  • UniGe FASER group deputy team leader (since 2019); UniGe ATLAS group deputy team leader (since 2020).
  • UniGe ATLAS TDAQ Institute board representative (since 2019).

  • Organisation of conferences and other events

  • DPNC seminars; organiser since 2017.
  • Co-organiser of CHIPP meetings as part of the CHIPP executive board (2020 - 2021).
  • 2017 CERN-Fermilab HCP Summer School, CERN; member of the Local Organising Committee.
  • 2017 Gender in Physics Day, University of Geneva; member of the Local Organising Committee.
  • ATLAS Workshop: Physics with 120 fb-1 [2017], CERN; organiser.
  • ATLAS Workshop: Getting ready for the TDAQ Phase II TDR [2017], University of Geneva; host and organiser.
  • ATLAS trigger workshop (2017), University of Geneva; host and organiser.
  • TeV Particle Astrophysics 2016, CERN; member of the Local Organising Committee.
  • ATLAS Workshop: Trigger for Physics [2016], CERN; organiser.
  • ATLAS Nov 2014 Physics Workshop 'Ready for Run-2', Aix-les-Bains, France; session convenor.
  • ATLAS trigger workshop 2014, Lisbon, Portugal; session convenor.
  • US ATLAS Workshop on LHC Searches [2014], LBNL, USA; session convenor.
  • Organiser and convenor of numerous regular meetings within ATLAS since 2011 and FASER since 2019.

  • Outreach highlights

  • CERN Open Days 2019 (about 75 000 visitors); coordinator of the ATLAS participation.
  • La Nuit de la Science 2018 (about 25 000 visitors); coordinator of the UniGe Particle Physics participation.
  • Social media: twitting for @DPNC_Unige (created in 2018).

  • Recent oral contributions to conferences and invited seminar talks 🔗