Researcher Profile

Laura Pullum


Dr. Laura L. Pullum is a senior research scientist in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with over 30 years’ experience. Her research is in software-based system dependability and intelligent systems. She currently conducts research in the evaluation, verification and validation of machine learning, artificial intelligence and complex computing systems.  Prior to joining ORNL, she worked in industry, at a non-profit research institute, as a visiting professor, and as a small business owner.


Dr. Pullum has authored hundreds of publications including books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers; holds a patent, serves on technical advisory boards, serves on the standards working group for IEEE P1012-201X Standard for System Verification and Validation, and serves as the IEEE Computer Society representative to the IEEE Smart Grid. She is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Pullum also serves on the ASME V&V 50 Committee on Verification and Validation of Data-Driven and Hybrid Models.


Dr. Pullum holds a BS in Math; Masters degrees in Operations Research, Business Administration, and Geology; and a doctorate in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. 


Southeastern Institute of Technology
Systems Engineering and Operations Research
Doctorate of Science (DSc)
Southeastern Institute of Technology
Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Operations Research
Master of Science (MS)
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Bachelor of Science (BS)
University of Tennessee
Master of Science (MS)

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