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 | Links | Some pictures

I finished my Ph.D in 2003 at Duke University, Department of Computer Science. Before that I was at Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania, where I 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 problems on terrains, like visibility, flow, shortest paths, simplification and overlay. To read more about our research, here is a link. Recently I started to get interested in high-performance computing (HPC) using Bowdoin's computing grid, which will soon beat the 500-core barrier! To learn more, click here.

In Fall 2015 I am teaching Algorithms (2200) and Algorithms for GIS (3225).