Linda Anuar graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2021 with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. She worked with Dr. Craig Marianno on designing a gamma source imaging system by incorporating compressed sensing principles in the system’s physical design. Her work analyzed the reconstructed images of a point gamma source placed in different locations using MCNP-simulated and experimental measurements. The findings from her work showed promising results as gamma source localization was demonstrated to be successful in both simulations and experiments, using a simple and inexpensive system assembly that consisted of a water-filled tank, an array of PVC pipes acting as the collimator in the center of the tank and a group of six Geiger Muller detectors underneath the tank. The proposed idea of integrating compressed sensing principles to imaging systems contributes to the diversification of counterterrorism tools. Additionally, the potential use of affordable radiation detectors demonstrated in this research paves a way for technology transfer to economically-challenged countries. Access to technologies is crucial in establishing a stronger global nuclear security initiative. Linda received her Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University, Canada in Engineering Physics (2011) and Master of Science in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering from KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, South Korea (2014). She worked as a lecturer at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (National Energy University), Malaysia in the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2014 to 2016 before joining the NSSPI family, and will continue to serve there upon graduation.
During her time at NSSPI, Anuar was able to travel to Japan as part of the International Nuclear Facilities Experience (INFE), which included a very poignant visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and a talk by a survivor of the bombing, as well as visits to reprocessing facilities and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. She also participated in hands-on safeguards workshops at both Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. She served as a graduate teaching fellow for undergraduate radiation detection courses and as a committee member of the Texas A&M INNM Student Chapter.
- L. Anuar, "Passive Gamma Source Imaging Using Compressed Sensing Principles", Ph.D. Dissertation, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2021).
- N. Anuar, C. Marianno, "Gamma Source Imaging Using Non-Negative Least Squares", 2019 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Washington, D.C., 17 – 21 November 2019.
- M.M. Mendoza, A.A. Sagadevan, J.N. Wagner, S.S. Chirayath, E.D. Kitcher, H. Rysz, L. Anuar, A. Perry, A. Maldonado, M. Ramirez, D. Mulyana, A. Edwin, S. Martinson, "Advanced Reactor Safeguards Workshop at Texas A&M University", Poster. 60th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Palm Desert, California, 14-18 July 2019.
- N. Anuar, C. Marianno, R. McClarren, "Employing MCNP to optimize experimental design for compressed sensing neutron source imaging", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Available online 29 October 2018.