QUASARs welcome EuPRAXIA-DN student to the group

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Ana Maria Guisao-Betancur

The QUASAR Group would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ana Maria Guisao-Betancur, who joined the QUASAR Group in September 2023 as an EuPRAXIA Doctoral Network Research Fellow. Her research project focuses on developing a novel longitudinal profile monitor using broadband imaging of coherent radiation. This system should be simple to operate on a shot-to-shot basis and offer femtosecond-level precision in determining the width and other features of the bunch profile, integrating machine learning techniques to combine this monitor with existing diagnostic systems to develop a suite of so-called “virtual diagnostics” for EuPRAXIA and beyond.

Ana Maria obtained an Engineering Physics degree (June 2019) and a Master’s in Applied Physics degree (June 2022), both from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia. Her research focus during those degrees was on optical instrumentation and image processing.

For her bachelor’s thesis she developed a computer vision system for coal classification using deep learning during her one-year industrial internship. For her master’s thesis she studied conventional machine learning segmentation algorithms for forest mapping using data fused from synthetic aperture radar and optical satellites, for environmental monitoring in Colombia.