Dr. Kat is an academic turned product designer, specializing in creating apps geared for complexity management and automated analytics reporting. She lives in NYC and often speaks and writes about design, code, and scientific methods.
Life is a series of optimizations...
Once upon a time, I worked in cancer research creating survey software for capturing patient reported outcomes and calculating real-time morbidity rates for oncologists. Before that, I published leading informatics research about online patient support communities and platforms. Nowadays the primary focus is on evaluating and improving user research methodology for improving expert decision support systems; mainly helping folks from all walks of life more efficiently make sense of large quantities of information. I work with a downtown Manhattan consulting firm in developing web-based analytical software solutions for Fortune 500 companies.
Diversity in Scientific Computing...
Outside of work, I volunteer to organize Open Source Community events both locally and globally, particularly in the NYC Python and NY Haskell communities to teach beginners how to code and to increase diversity. Further detailed information can be found on the events page.
In effort to diversify the traditional population in scientific computing, I also creates and maintains open source projects that encourage a fresh approach to looking at data compared to traditional scientific computing, primarily in the areas of cultural studies relating to taste profiling and style trends.
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What else have I worked on? See more work in my portfolio