Laura Simandl

Laura Simandl

Unit
Carnegie Mellon University

Bio

Laura is currently conducting PhD research within the framework of the 'Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration' (HOME) program at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Her current research focuses on fault management, and the development of digital twins for the purpose of providing astronauts with smart, self-aware habitats to support life on the Moon or Mars. Previously she was involved in testing of construction materials during her study at the University of Victoria, in Canada. From 2017-2018 she worked at Allnorth Consultants Ltd., a multi-disciplinary industrial engineering firm with projects in Canada and the USA. In 2019, she obtained her MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, USA. She is excited to combine her traditional Civil Engineering background with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve challenging problems related to the design of autonomous habitats for deep-space applications.