United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Katrina Groth

Dr. Katrina M. Groth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Groth is the associate director for research for UMD's Center for Risk and Reliability and the director of the Systems Risk and Reliability Analysis lab (SyRRA). Groth’s research focuses on the development of innovative modeling and simulation methods for risk assessment for complex systems, using Bayesian methods and artificial intelligence to fuse data and information from multiple domains into models for decision support under deep uncertainty. Her research has been sponsored by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Idaho National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Federal Aviation Administration. She is actively researching system-level prognostics and health monitoring concepts, and using data analytics, system simulation, and Probabilistic Risk Assessment to create nuclear power plant decision support. She has also led multiple research activities to enhance the technical basis of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA), including first-of-kind work defining methods for Bayesian updating static HRA methods using control room simulator data, and recent work developing an architecture for using Dynamic Bayesian Networks within dynamic HRA (now part of the HUNTER framework).  Prior to joining UMD as faculty, Groth was a Principal Member of Technical Staff in Risk and Reliability Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories.

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