Hello there! My name is Laura Herlant. I’m a passionate machine learning an artificial intelligence research scientist.
I got my start in ML and AI through the application of robotics. Through my PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in 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 over the past several years.
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
8+ years on the job
Years of hand-on, relevant, post-baccalaureate experience
Google Hertz Foundation Fellowship