Laurent received a B.S. and an Sc.M. in Computer Science from “Les Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix” (‘93) in Namur, Belgium. He later received an Sc.M. (‘96) and Ph.D. (‘99) degrees in Computer Science from Brown University.
After spending one year in industry and 2 years at Brown University as Visiting Assistant Professor, he joined the department in 2002 as Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and is now a Professor since 2017. His research interests focus on the design and implementation of domain specific languages for combinatorial optimization. In addition, he is Associate Department Head for CSE and is co-Director of CSI and C3, two Cybersecurity focused Centers.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1999
M.S. in Computer Science, 1996
B.S. in Computer Science, 1993
Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Tue, Aug 29, 2017, CP’17
My research has primarily focused on the design and implementation of domain specific languages for combinatorial optimization. It is motivated by the recognition that many optimization problems require considerable expertise in theoretical and experimental computer science as well as in the application domain (e.g., scheduling, chemical engineering). Indeed most of these problems are NP hard and require sophisticated algorithms and data structures to obtain reasonable solutions. Moreover, the resulting software is often intricate and hard to maintain, modify, and extend.
I taught the following classes at UConn
I also taught CS4 at Brown University together with Nancy Pollard in the Fall of 2000.