Biography and Interests
Dr. Deiana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University. Her area of research is high energy particle physics, and she is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration. She has a long-running interest in Higgs physics, with an emphasis on the search for particles predicted by extensions of the Standard Model. She is currently involved in the search for the pair production of Higgs bosons, and is active in the FTK upgrade of the ATLAS Detector.
Dr. Deiana received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from North Carolina State University in 2007.
- Combination of the searches for pair-produced vector-like partners of the third-generation quarks at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 (2018) 211801
- Search for pair production of heavy vector-like quarks decaying into hadronic final states in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, ATLAS Collaborsation, Phys. Rev. D 98 (2018) 092005
- Search for resonant and non-resonant Higgs boson pair production in the bbtautau decay channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 (2018) 191801
- Observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair at the LHC with the ATLAS Detector, ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B 784 (2018) 173
- Search for additional heavy neutral Higgs and gauge bosons in the ditau final state produced in 36.1 fb-1 of pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, ATLAS Collaboration, JHEP 01 (2018) 055