UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, PHD ENGINEERING | US AIR FORCE
FOCUS AREA: PRIVACY OF NEUTRAL DATA
Katherine Pratt received her B.S. in aerospace engineering from MIT in 2008, where she received the MIT Women’s League Laya Weisner Award for public service to the university, and the MIT Aero/Astro James Means Memorial Award for Space Systems Engineering. She completed several internships with the private space venture Blue Origin, working in systems and propulsion engineering. After graduation, she served four years in the United States Air Force, working primarily as an operational flight test engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. She is now pursuing doctoral research in the BioRobotics Lab in the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Washington. Her work focuses on the privacy of neural data. In addition to research, Katherine is passionate about getting younger students, especially girls and minorities, interested in science and technology. She also competes in triathlons.