Kathleen Kiker

Kathleen Kiker

Software Engineer

Asteroid Institute


Kathleen (Kat) Kiker is part of the ADAM software engineering team. Her prior research focused on black hole formation using Cloudy simulation software. She is skilled in a range of programming, modelling, and graphing tools to solve physics problems. Previously at Lockheed Martin, she led the development for the latest releases of a large-scale Fortran and C++ physics modelling code to run on high performance computers (HPC). Her work on ADAM will initially focus on building the data pipeline to perform orbit determination.

Kat earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in physics from the New College of Florida, and a master’s degree in physics from George Mason University.