Maria Spiropulu is a Physics Professor at Caltech. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard and was a Fermi Fellow at the Enrico Fermi Institute; she worked at CERN as a Physics Researcher. She’s been researching elementary particles and their interactions at Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Spiropulu used, for the first time, the double blind data analysis method in searches for supersymmetry at the Tevatron. She has been pioneering alternative ‘new physics’ search analyses platforms and is inspired by making connections and drawing ideas from modern science. Her research interests include searches for dark matter in colliders, global analysis of particle/astro-particle observations in exploration of the nature of dark matter, characterization of the recently discovered boson at the LHC, look-alike model separation, multi-model inference methods in particle physics, big data analysis, complex intelligence computational methods, new accelerator technologies, and multiple application detector R&D.