Project Description

Laura Brown

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with a focus on variable selection methods, Bayesian networks, and application of these topics to other domains


Laura has a background in Engineering – B.S. from Swarthmore College, Computer Science – M.S.E. from University of Michigan and Biomedical Informatics – M.S. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Her broad research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining. Projects are aimed at both theoretical topics in these areas as well as the application of techniques to other domains (e.g., clinical medicine, biology, electrical power systems, microgrids, computer systems, etc.).

Through her research activities and collaborations across campus, Laura is a member of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the Center for Agile Interconnected Microgrids (AIM). She also serves on the executive committee and program faculty for the Data Science M.S. degree and graduate certificate program.

Laura is the co-advisor for Women in Computing Science (WiCS) which started an annual programming competition, BonzAI Brawl, in 2008. In recent years, WiCS and members of the Husky Game Development Enterprise (HGD) have jointly worked in crafting this event.

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