Luana Parsons Franca

Luana studied Physics at the University of Liverpool, graduating from the integrated masters program in 2017.

For her masters thesis she worked on developing tracking algorithms for the ARIADNE detector, as part of R&D into large scale liquid argon neutrino detectors.

In 2018 she started a role as volunteer coordinator in a not for profit organisation in Australia. She was subsequently sponsored to continue in this role.

Returning to the University Liverpool in 2020, Luana joined LIV.DAT as a PhD student. She is conducting research into optimisation of Secondary Emission Monitors, using machine learning. Her research is split between the University of Liverpool/Cockcroft institute and CERN.



Machine-learning in Secondary Emission Monitor (SEM) optimisation