Biedron presenting at various conferences around the world

August 27, 2018 - By Kendall Tipton

A University of New Mexico research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been asked to give a total of three talks, two invited and one contributed, at conferences and workshops around the globe.

Sandra Biedron will attend the 12thInternational Workshop of Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls in Hsinchu, Taiwan, from Oct. 16-19. Biedron, who will be a contributing speaker, will present her research on artificial intelligence for accelerator controls and modeling. 

Before traveling to Taiwan, Biedron will travel to Riverhead, N.Y., to speak at Physics Next: Machine Learning from Oct. 8-10, hosted by the American Physical Society, a society in which Biedron is a Fellow. The Physics Next series is a series of several invite-only workshops that encourage speakers to attend in order to promote informal discussion surrounding contemporary topics in physics. The workshop that Biedron will be attending will focus on machine learning, which has been applied to various outlets, ranging from particle physics to astronomy. 

Biedron was also invited to speak at the 10thInternational Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 19) in Melbourne, Australia, from May 19-24. IPAC aims to introduce new and innovative accelerator technology and research to the some of the most influential contributors to the industry. Previously, IEEE had awarded Biedron with their Science and Technology Award, which was presented at IPAC 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. 

Biedron obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology with a minor in mathematics from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., before earning her Ph.D in accelerator physics from Lund University in Sweden. Biedron joined the UNM staff in fall 2017. 

 On top of being a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Biedron’s accolades include senior member of the Optical Society of America, senior member of the IEEE, Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers and member of the Italian Optical Society.