Dr Laura Climent is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at University College Cork. Prior to this role, she was an assistant lecturer at the Computer Science Department at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in the University College Cork. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). In the same university, she studied for a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence.
Her research interests are within the area of Combinatorial Optimisation and Decision Analytics. Her research interests lie in Constraint Programming, Mixed Integer Linear Programming and Metaheuristics and Boolean Satisfiability (SAT) for solving, amongst others, sustainability problems and problems with uncertainty. She is also interested in the combination of these approaches with Data Mining and Machine Learning. In her research, she has dealt with problems such as the cutting stock problem, vehicle routing problem and scheduling; with real life applications such as trains timetabling and forestry harvesting.