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Advisory Software Engineer
Melbourne Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia

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Professional Associations:  Australian Computer Society (ACS)  |  Australian Institute of Management

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Laura Rusu is an Advisory Software Engineer with IBM Research - Australia laboratory in Melbourne.

Before she joined IBM in April 2012, Laura was a Lecturer with La Trobe University, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with AirServices Australia and a Development Team Lead with Computershare Technology Services.

Laura's main areas of expertise are in Data and Information Management. Her special interests are in XML and XML-based standards and models for data exchange and interoperability, including but not limited to:

  • EDXL family (Emergency Data Exchange Language): EDXL-DE, EDXL-HAVE, EDXL-RM
  • CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)
  • AIXM (Aeronautical Information Exchange Model) & Digital NOTAM
  • WXXM (Weather Information Exchange Model)

Currently Laura works within the Physical Analytics team, focusing on Emergency Management analytics - predicting risk and helping agencies and communities take mitigation actions to save lives and assets.

Laura is an IBM TEC A/NZ Steering Committee member and she co-chaired the IBM Regional Technical Exchange (RTE) conference in 2015.

Education:
- Diploma of Management, 2011
- PhD in Computer Science, 2008
- Master of Science, Quantitative Economics, 1997
- Bachelor of Computer Science, 1996

Awards:
- Outstanding Contribution Award, IBM, 2012
- Excellence and Eminence Award, IBM, 2012
- Post Graduate Writing-up Award (IASPWA), Institute for Advanced Study, 2009