Hello there! My name is Laura Herlant. I’m a passionate and experienced manager of machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and data science professionals.
I got my start in ML and AI through the application of robotics. Through my PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science and Robotics I was exposed to robotic manipulation, control theory, planning, and computer vision. At the crux of many breakthroughs in each of these domains is machine learning (and often deep learning). Through hands-on applications during my time as a Sr. Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot, I have had the opportunity to transition ML and AI algorithms from research to production at scale.
Interested in the business operations as well as product development, I took on starting the Enterprise Data Science team where I work closely with the executive team and internal business stakeholders to develop a variety of projects ranging from demand forecasting to customer journey dynamics.
Tensorflow 1.X & 2.0
ray, tune, rllib
C and C++
Recruiting and Interviewing
Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon
B.E. in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech
10+ years on the job
Years of hand-on, relevant, post-baccalaureate experience
Google Hertz Foundation Fellowship