Corina Barbalata

Assistant Professor @ Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan and I obtained my PhD from Heriot-Watt University, United Kigdom and I have a double master degree in Computer Vision and Robotics from the University of Burgundy and Heriot-Watt University as part of the VIBOT (VIsion and RoBOTtics) European program.

The goal of my work is to propose solutions for real-world robotics applications with social and environmental merits. I am specifically interested in contributing to the widespread of mobile robotic systems acting in complex, unstructured and dynamic environments, having an active role in improving their autonomy, energy-efficiency and reliability.


    • “CAREER: Autonomous underwater vehicle-manipulator robots adaptable to the unforeseen” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
    • I am the new co-director of the High School Summer Research Program within the College of Engineering at LSU.


Latest papers

    1. Velazquez, Luis, Genevieve Palardy, and Corina Barbalata. “A robotic 3D printer for UV-curable thermosets: dimensionality prediction using a data-driven approach.” International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (2023): 1-18.

2. Morgan, E., Ard, W., & Barbalata, C. (2023, September). A probabilistic framework for hydrodynamic parameter estimation for underwater manipulators. In OCEANS 2023-MTS/IEEE US Gulf Coast (pp. 1-9). IEEE.

 3. Huynh, D. C., Ho, L. D., Pham, H. M., Dunnigan, M. W., & Barbalata, C. (2024). Water Wave Optimization Algorithm-Based Dynamic Optimal Dispatch Considering a Day-Ahead Load Forecasting in a Microgrid. IEEE Access.

Complete publications can be found on google scholar here.