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 area is dependability (evaluation, verification and validation (V&V), safety, trustworthiness) of intelligent and complex systems, including machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomy.  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 over a hundred 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 V&V, 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 V&V of Data-Driven and Hybrid Models and ASME V&V 70 Committee on V&V of Machine Learning. In addition, she serves as Vice-Chair for the US INCITS Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 on Artificial Intelligence.


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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