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Laura Freeman

AI Testbed Director

Laura Freeman is a research associate professor in the Statistics Department at Virginia Tech, and is associate director of the Intelligent Systems Lab in the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Her research interests include experimental design considerations in machine learning and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity analytics, reliability analysis, and statistical engineering.

In 2017 she received the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research from the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Freeman is a member of the International Test and Evaluation Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the American Statistical Association. She received all of her degrees from Virginia Tech: a B.S. in aerospace engineering with a minor in mathematics in 2005; and an M.S. and Ph.D., both in statistics, in 2006 and 2010 respectively.