Dr. Laura E. Barnes

Lab Director

Dr. Laura E. Barnes , Assistant Professor
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering

My research is broadly in the area of distributed, intelligent systems, specifically at the junction of health information technology, machine learning, and robotics. I am interested in problems such as computationally modeling behavior and interactions, integrating machines and networked systems with mixed levels of autonomy into environments with humans, and the creation of new tools that aid in patient disease management and education as well as healthcare delivery.

Our Alumni

Debajyoti (Debo) Datta M.S. Student Debo's research is in the area of machine learning and human-computer interaction. He is currently working on multimodal interactions and virtual agents and developing a virtual patients tool for training clinicians in interprofessional education.
Yu Huang Ph.D. Candidate Yu's research interests are in mobile sensing and machine learning in healthcare.
Callie Kwiatkowski M.S Callie graduated from the Systems & Information Engineering Department with an M.S. degree in Summer 2014. Her research was in modeling care variation in different patient populations. She is currently working at NAVAIR.
Nicholas Napoli Ph.D. Student Nick’s formal education and research background is in physiology and engineering. His research is in the area of pattern recognition and signal processing in the field of biology and medicine.
Alicia Nobles Ph.D. Student Alicia is PhD student with an interest in health informatics and development of mobile health technologies to improve healthcare delivery, outcomes, and education. She is an active member in UVA’s Student Health Insurance Committee where where she contributes to the decisions regarding student healthcare at the university.
Ketki Vilankar M.S. Student Ketki is an M.S. student with an interest in machine learning and health informatics. Currently, she is working on modeling and spatial visualization for tracking antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospitals.
Hao Wu M.S Hao graduated from the Systems & Information Engineering Department with an M.S. degree in Summer 2015. Her research was in the area of computational epidemiology for college health. She is currently a Data Scientist at Black Book in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Haoyi Xiong Research Associate Haoyi Xiong received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Institut Mines-T´ el ´ecom, TELECOM SudParis and Universit ´e Pierre et Marie Curie, France. His research interests include mobile crowdsensing and ubiquitous computing.
Jinghe Zhang Ph.D. Candidate Jinghe is a Ph.D. student with an interest in health informatics, machine learning, and information retrieval. Prior to coming to University of Virginia, she earned my master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at State University of New York at Binghamton.