Curriculum Vitae

Contact information

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

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

08/2018 - today



Associate Professor – University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Faculté des Sciences, Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire (DPNC).
ATLAS experiment, 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 collaboration

01/2017 - today



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



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



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



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

Non-ATLAS

  • Swiss Physical Society, SPS; member (2017 - today).
  • Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, CHIPP; (board) member (2015 - today).
  • Commission d'enseignement, commission outreach de la Section de Physique; member (2017 - today).
  • Member of Ph.D. defense committees at the DPNC.
  • Reviewer for Elsevier's Physics Letters B and for JHEP.
  • ATLAS

  • ATLAS Analysis Model Study Group for Run-3; member (2018 - 2019).
  • ATLAS FTK review; member of the committee (2018).
  • ATLAS TDAQ upgrade project leader selection committee (2018).
  • ATLAS extended TDAQ steering group; member (2017 - today).
  • ATLAS Physics analysis convenors selection committee (2017 and 2014 selections).
  • ITK layout task force recommendations review; member, TDAQ representative (12/2016 - 03/2017).
  • ATLAS executive board; member (2015 - 2016).
  • ATLAS offline analysis board; member (2014 - 2016).
  • ATLAS Trigger coordination group; member (2011 - 2015) and leader (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.

  • Organisation of conferences and other events

    Non-ATLAS events

  • La Nuit de la Science 2018 (about 25 000 visitors); coordinator of the UniGe Particle Physics participation.
  • 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.
  • TeV Particle Astrophysics 2016, CERN; member of the Local Organising Committee.

  • ATLAS events

  • CERN Open Days 2019; coordinator of the ATLAS participation.
  • Workshop: Physics with 120 fb-1, CERN; organiser.
  • Workshop: Getting ready for the TDAQ Phase II TDR, University of Geneva; host and organiser.
  • 2017 ATLAS trigger workshop, University of Geneva; host and organiser.
  • Workshop: Trigger for Physics, CERN; organiser.
  • ATLAS Nov 2014 Physics Workshop 'Ready for Run-2', Aix-les-Bains, France; session convenor.
  • 2014 ATLAS trigger workshop, Lisbon, Portugal; session convenor.
  • US ATLAS Workshop on LHC Searches, LBNL, USA; session convenor.
  • Organiser and convenor of numerous regular meetings related to physics or trigger since 2011.

  • Recent oral contributions to conferences and invited seminar talks

  • "ATLAS and CMS upgrades on tracking and TDAQ", LHCP conference, plenary talk, June 2018, Bologna, Italy.
  • "Triggering at ATLAS", seminar, January 2017, LAL-Orsay, France.
  • "Searches for SUSY; highlights from run1 and prospects for run2", seminar, October 2015, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
  • "Searches for SUSY", EPS HEP conference, invited plenary talk, July 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  • "Seeking supersymmetry with jets at ATLAS", colloquium, December 2014, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • "Seeking supersymmetry with jets at ATLAS", colloquium, February 2014, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.