Laura I. Toma

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
Bowdoin College
8650 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011
Office: Searles 219
Phone: + 1-207-725-3569
Fax: + 1-207-725-3750

Research | Teaching | CV | More about me

I finished my Ph.D in 2003 at Duke University, Department of Computer Science. My thesis advisor was Lars Arge. I am originally from Romania and a graduate of Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti.

My research is in the theory and practice of efficient algorithms for large data, and in particular terrain processing and applications to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Together with some great students, we are exploring efficient and scalable algorithms for modeling fundamental problems on terrains, such as visibility, flooding and sea level rise. I am also interested in high-performance computing (HPC) using Bowdoin's computing grid.

In Fall 2016 I am teaching Algorithms (cs2200) and Algorithms for GIS (cs3225).