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.