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 sometimes speaks and writes about design, code, and scientific methods.
Life is a series of optimizations...
Once upon a time, I worked in cancer research digitizing the qualitative survey workflow of 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 my 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 help folks new to the language as well as to increase diversity. Further information can be found on the events page.
In effort to diversify the traditional population in scientific computing, I also created and maintain 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