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Dr. Allison Hall


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Physics Department
The United States Naval Academy
572C Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402

Education and Professional Experience

  • United States Naval Academy (2021 – Present)
    • Assistant Professor, Physics Department
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2018 – 2021)
    • Postdoctoral research associate, Scientific Computing Division
  • University of Notre Dame (2013 – 2018)
    • Ph.D., May 2018
    • Dissertation: “Searching for gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking”
  • College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University (2009 – 2013)
    • B.A., Applied Physics

Courses taught at USNA

  • SP211 General Physics I, Fall 2021
  • SP212 General Physics II, Spring 2022

Research interests

  • Experimental high energy particle physics
  • Searching for dark matter or other undiscovered particles using the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
  • Scientific computing, including applying data science techniques to high energy physics and algorithm optimization for heterogeneous computing

Select Publications

Author on over 650 publications by the CMS Collaboration, with significant contributions to the following. Full list available here.

  • "Constraints on future analysis metadata systems in High Energy Physics", T. Khoo et. al., accepted for publication in Computing and Software for Big Science (2022), arXiv:2203.00463
  • "Speeding up particle track reconstruction using a parallel Kalman filter algorithm", S. Lantz et. al., JINST 15 (2020) 09, doi 10.1088/1748-0221/15/09/p09030,  arXiv:2006.00071
  • "Combined search for gauge-mediated supersymmetry with photons in 13 TeV collisions at the CMS experiment", CMS Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B 801 (2020) 135183, doi 10.1016/j.physletb. 2019.135183, arXiv:1907:00857
  • "Search for supersymmetry in final states with photons and missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV", CMS Collaboration, JHEP 06 (2019) 143, doi 10.1007/JHEP06(2019)143, arXiv:1903.07070



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