Dr. Xhahysa studied Civil Engineering (2008-2012) at EPOKA University. She completed her PhD in 2020 in Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, as a recipient of the Turkiye Burslari Scholarship. Her studies consisted in seismic strengthening of old structures and development of a new self-centering brace, that can avoid peak floor accelerations and be more redundant than previous models.
From 2015 – 2018 she worked as a Structural Engineer at the Construction Institute of Albania. She started work at IGEO in March 2021, and currently is the Head of the Seismology Department.
Dr. Anila research areas are: Structural engineering, strengthening of existing structures, resilient buildings, self-centering structural elements, strong ground motion data analysis and seismic hazard.