U.S. Army Geospatial Research Laboratory
Ph.D. Student, Virginia Tech
Andreea Sistrunk is a graduate student at Virginia Tech in the Discovery Analytics Center, Arlington Virginia Campus. While studying Computer Science and Applications with a focus in Data Science in her Ph.D., she concomitantly works as a research scientist with the U.S. Army Geospatial Research Laboratory and raises her two school-age girls. She earned her MS in Computer Science and Applications from VT in 2019 and credits her drive to science and technology to early education in Romania where she earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering with a minor in childhood education from University Polytechnica Bucharest. During this time, she studied on scholarships, in other European engineering universities such as University Supelec Paris, Warsaw University of Technology, and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She continues to share her love for technology teaching either in the elementary schools of her girls or organizations such as Cyberjitsu Girls or The Thinkabit Lab in Virginia Tech. She holds a Virginia teacher education license for K-12 public schools in Mathematics, Technology Education, and Computer Science. Her graduate work and publications target furthering the state of the art in data science’s difficult problems where lack of data, aggregated releases, and anomalous behaviors are broadening the insights of applicability.