Dr. Laura Barbulescu is a senior project scientist at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. As a postdoctoral fellow and then a project scientist at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Barbulescu has designed, developed and analyzed scheduling algorithms for various applications. She has also developed and integrated constraint-based search and heuristic optimization techniques in a system that assists human planners to efficiently allocate resources to airlift requirements. Dr. Barbulescu received her Ph.D. in Computer Science (2005) from Colorado State University; her thesis focused on developing and analyzing algorithms for allocating antennas to satellite contacts for the Air Force Satellite Control Network.
My research interests are in the area of artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on scheduling and heuristic search.