Laura I. TomaAssociate Professor
Department of Computer Science
8650 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011
Office: Searles 219
Phone: + 1-207-725-3569
Fax: + 1-207-725-3750
I finished my Ph.D in 2003 at Duke University, Department of Computer Science. Before that, I was at Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania and graduated in 1996. My research is in the theory and practice of efficient algorithms for massive data, and in particular terrain processing and applications to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Together with some great students, I am looking into scalable algorithms for fundamental GIS problems on terrains, like visibility, flow, shortest paths, simplification and overlay. To read more about our research, here is a link to the GIS group at Bowdoin.
I am on sabbatical in 2012-2013.