Dr. Liza Mijovic is a Senior Research Associate at the School of Physics and Astronomy. She works at the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN. ATLAS is one of the LHC detectors. It is an international collaboration of about 3000 scientists which use data taken by ATLAS to perform research in high energy particle physics. Liza investigates the Higgs mechanism, which explains how elementary particles obtain masses. Due to the huge amount and complexity of the ATLAS data, machine learning plays an increasingly important role in her research.
Liza is currently leading the Higgs data analysis at Edinburgh, and convenes the ATLAS group responsible for developing detector simulation for the future high-luminosity LHC. At Turing she is particularly interested in uncertainty-aware machine learning and synergy of her experimental particle physics work with other areas of research, such as medical imaging.