Eva Halkiadakis

Department of Physics & Astronomy
School of Arts and Sciences
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tel: (848)-445-8965
Email Address: evahal@rutgers.edu
Homepage Address: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~evahal/
Highest Earned Degree
Ph.D., Experimental Particle Physics, Rutgers University, 2001
Other Earned Degrees
B.S. Physics / B.A. French, Rutgers University, 1995
  Employment History
Positions Held
07/2016-ongoing: Rutgers University, Professor
07/2012-06/2016: Rutgers University, Associate Professor
07/2006-06/2012: Rutgers University, Assistant Professor
01/2006-06/2006: Rutgers University, Assistant Research Professor
07/2001-12/2005: University of Rochester, Research Associate
  Research Interests
Description of Research and Scholarly or Creative Objectives
CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid), 2001‑Present
CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab), 2000‑2012
KTeV (Kaons at the Tevatron), 1994‑2003
  Honors and Awards
Professional Awards and Honors
2015: Member of High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), 2015 - 2016
2015: Fermilab Universities Research Association Visiting Scholars Program, May 2015 - April 2016
2015: American Physical Society Fellow, Division of Particles and Fields, 2015
2009: Rutgers SPS Outstanding Teaching Award, April 2009
2008: NSF CAREER Award, 2008‑2013
Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, 2012
Fermilab LHC Physics Center (LPC) Fellowship, May 2012- December 2012
Fermilab LHC Physics Center (LPC) Fellowship, May 2011- May 2012,
  Conference Presentations, Lectures, Demonstrations
Keynote or Plenary Addresses
2021: APS April Meeting 2021 (April 2021), Online. Presentation Title: “Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC”
2020: Aspen 2020 Winter Conference (March 2020, Cancelled due to COVID-19), Aspen, CO. Presentation Title: “Summary of Experimental Results”
2017: Aspen 2017 Winter Conference (March 2017), Aspen, CO. Presentation Title: “New Phenomena Searches: Searches Using Jet Substructure”
2016: 3rd New Physics Korea Institute (NPKI) Workshop on The Lessons from the First Results of Run 2 of the LHC (June 2016), Amherst, MA. Presentation Title: “First BSM results from Run 2 of the LHC: Searches for diphoton and Zgamma Resonances”
2015: International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation (April 2015), Amherst, MA. Presentation Title: “Searches for New Physics at the LHC”
Invited Addresses
2020: Drexel University Colloquium (April 2020, Cancelled due to COVID-19). Presentation Title: TBD.
2018: California Institute of Technology Colloquium (May 2018). Presentation Title: Exploring the Energy Frontier at the LHC. Colloquium also given at:
  • NYU (May 2017)
  • Wayne State University (Nov. 2016)
  • University of Minnesota (Feb. 2016)
Member, International Advisory Committee for the International Workshop on Charged Higgs (Aug. 2021), 2021 - present
Member, USCMS Advisory Board (Elected Position), 2021 - present
2019-ongoing: Member, Panofsky Prize Committee, APS Division of Particles and Fields, 2019 - present
2019-ongoing: Member, US LHC Users Organization Executive Committee (Elected Position), 2019 - present
2017-ongoing: Member, CMS Exotica/Beyond 2 Generations Publications Committee, 2017 - present
2016-ongoing: Representative, CMS Tracker Institution Board, 2016 - present
2019: Organizer, International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation, October 2019
2018-2019: Organizer, Rencontres du Vietnam, September 2019
2017-2019: Member, USCMS Phase 2 Advisory Board, 2017 - 2019
2017-2019: Member, Fermilab LHC Physics Center Management Board, 2017 - 2019
2017-2018: Organizer, Aspen Winter Conference, March 2018
2016-2019: External Member, Research Advisory Committee for Anshul Kapoor, IISER Pune, 2016 - 2019
2017: Member, CMS Track Trigger Task Force for the HL-LHC Upgrades, 2017
2017: External Reviewer, Dissertation Committee for Federico Preiato, Roma "La Sapienza", 2017
2016: Chair and Participant, Workshop on "Experimental Challenges for the LHC Run 2", Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), Santa Barbara, CA, May 2016.
2015-2017: Convener, CMS Exotica Non-Hadronic Physics Subgroup. I was the co-leader of one of the six sub-groups of the CMS Exotica physics group. This working group is dedicated to searches for new physics in a variety of final states, excluding jets (which has its own subgroup), such as searches for dilepton and diphoton resonances, and searches in a lepton plus missing energy final state.
2015-2016: Member, Fermilab LPC Guest and Visitor Program Committee, 2015 - 2016
2014-2015: Member, Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions (ACFI) Advisory Board, 2014 - 2015
2012-2013: Convener, CMS SUSY Physics Group. There are nine physics analysis groups at CMS each led by two co-conveners for a two year period. I was appointed co-convener of SUSY physics group in September 2011, with the convenership officially starting in 2012, and continuing through December 2013. My convenership of the CMS SUSY group was during the peak data-taking period of LHC Run 1 - the 8 TeV proton-proton collisions of 2012.
2007-ongoing: Referee, Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D
2008-ongoing: Reviewer, NSF/DOE Panel and Proposal Reviewer: I have served on several NSF/DOE panels as well as a reviewer of proposals, submitting a written report.
2021: Participant, Virtual Annual STEM Networking Night with the Rutgers Douglass Project, April 2021
2007-ongoing: Organizer, Quarknet Program at Rutgers, Summer program with NJ High School Teachers and Students
2007-ongoing: Member, Rutgers Speakers Bureau
2015-2016: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Co-supervised 1-2 students each summer
2015: Organizer, Rutgers Society of Physics Students Trivia Night. The SPS hosted its first ever Trivia Night, a Jeopardy-like competition with three teams consisting of both professors and students, on April 2015. The idea came from my discussions with several physics undergraduates in my classes, with whom I helped create and organize this event. It was very successful and we aim to make it an annual departmental activity.
2014-2015: Speaker, Introduction to Scientific Research Course for Douglass Residential College, Rutgers. Title: "The Physics of the Large Hadron Collider", Organized by the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, March 2014 and 2015
2014-2015: Member, Organizing Committee for Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Rutgers University, which took place on January 2015
Service to Rutgers University
2020-ongoing: Undergraduate Advising Committee
2020-ongoing: Computer Services Committee
2019-ongoing: SAS Affirmative Action Committee
2019-2020: Teaching Peer Review Committee
2017-2020: Graduate Admissions Committee
2015-2020: Placement and Challenge Exams Committee
2015-2020: Ph. D. Qualifier Committee
2016: Chair Election Committee
2014-2018: Graduate Recruitment Committee
2014-2017: Appointment and Promotions Committee. Requested by Ronald Ransome, Dean of Math & Physical Sciences, Interim Vice Dean of Administration, School of Arts and Sciences.
  Students Supervised
Master's or Doctoral Students by Type of Supervision
Doctoral - Primary
2021: Adam Kobert: 2020-present, “Search for Low Mass Quark-Anti-Quark Resonances” [Primary Advisor]
2021: Steven Clark: 2018-present, “Search for Multiphoton Resonances” [Primary Advisor]
2018: Alejandro Espinosa Gomez (Defended): 2013-2018, “Search for Pair-Produced Diquark Resonances in p-p collisions with the CMS Detector at 13TeV”. (Ph.D. May 2018) [Primary Advisor]
2014: Claudia Seitz (Defended): 2011-2014, “Searches for Light- and Heavy-Flavor Three-Jet Resonances in Proton-Proton Collisions with the CMS Detector at 8 TeV” (Ph.D. January 2014) [Primary Advisor]
2011: Daryl Hare (Defended): 2005-2011, “Measurement of top quark properties in the tau+jets channel at CDF” (Ph.D. October 2011) [Primary Advisor]
Master's - Primary
2018: Ruturaj Apte: 2015-2018, “Search for Boosted Low Mass Dijet Resonances at the LHC”. (Masters Degree October 2018) [Primary Advisor]
Postdoctoral Trainees
2016: Marc Osherson: 2016 - present
2015: Dan Duggan: 2009 - 2015: CERN Fellow, now in Industry.
2015: Dean Hidas: 2009 - 2015: Now at Brookhaven National Laboratory as Photon Sciences Staff
Significant Publications
2021: ``Beam test performance of a prototype module with Short Strip ASICs for the CMS HL-LHC tracker upgrade'', [CMS Collaboration], In Collaboration Review.
2021: ``Search for new particles in an extended higgs sector in the four b final state at √s= 13 TeV'', [CMS Collaboration], In Collaboration Review.
2021: ``Searches for paired dijet resonances with the full Run II data at √s= 13 TeV'', [CMS Collaboration], In progress.
2019: ``Search for low mass vector resonances produced in association with a photon at √s= 13 TeV'', A. Sirunyan et al., [CMS Collaboration],Phys. Rev. Lett. 123 (2019) 231803, 17 pages.
2018: ``Search for pair-produced resonances decaying to quark pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV'', A. Sirunyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Rev. D 98 (2018) 112014, 25 pages.
2018: ``Search for low mass vector resonances decaying into quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV'', A. Sirunyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], JHEP 1801 (2018) 097, 40 pages.
2017: ``Search for low mass vector resonances decaying into quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV'', A. Sirunyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 111802, 18 pages.
2015: ``Search for pair-produced resonances decaying to jet pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s= 8 TeV'', V. Khachatryan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Lett. B 747 (2015) 98, 22 pages.
2014: ``Status and Implications of Beyond-the-Standard-Model Searches at the LHC'', E. Halkiadakis, G. Redlinger, D. Shih, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 64, 319 (2014), 22 pages.
2014: ``Searches for light- and heavy-flavour three-jet resonances in pp collisions at at √s= 8 TeV'', S. Chatrchyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Lett. B 730, 193 (2014), 22 pages.
2013: ``Search for pair-produced dijet resonances in four-jet final states in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV'', S. Chatrchyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 141802 (2013), 15 pages
2012: ``Search for three-jet resonances in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV'', S. Chatrchyan et al., [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Lett. B718, 329 (2012), 27 pages.
2012: "Search for charge-asymmetric production of W' bosons in top pair + jet events from pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV'', S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration], Phys. Lett. B717, 351 (2012), 20 pages.
2011: "Search for Three-Jet Resonances in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV," S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration],  Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 101801 (2011), 15 pages.
2011: "Search for supersymmetry in events with a lepton, a photon, and large missing transverse energy in pp collisions at  √s = 7 TeV," S. Chatrchyan et al. [CMS Collaboration], JHEP 06, 093 (2011), 28 pages.
2011: "First Search for Multijet Resonances in √s = 1.96 TeV p-pbar Collisions," T. Aaltonen et al. [CDF Collaboration], Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 042001 (2011), 7 pages.