Luana Parsons Franca


 Luana Parsons Franca
 PhD Student

 Address    Cockcroft Institute 
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK




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 the QUASAR Group as a PhD student within the Liverpool Big Data Science CDT (LIV.DAT). She is conducting research into optimisation of Secondary Emission Monitors, using machine learning. Her research is split between the University of Liverpool, the Cockcroft institute and CERN.



Machine-learning in Secondary Emission Monitor (SEM) optimisation