Katrina Groth

Katrina Groth
Research Affiliate

Ph.D. University of Maryland
M.S. University of Maryland
B.S. University of Maryland

Dr. Katrina Groth is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. 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 has published over 50 journal and conference papers, and 30 technical reports on the safety, risk, and reliability of complex engineering systems, ranging from hydrogen vehicle infrastructure, to aviation, to nuclear power plants. Groth’s research focuses on the development of model- and data- informed methods for system risk assessment, particularly through the use of Bayesian Network causal models to fuse sparse data, big data, and qualitative information from multiple sources into models that support decisions and prediction under deep uncertainty. Before joining UMD as faculty, she spent seven years as a researcher in the risk and reliability analysis department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland (’08, ’09), and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from UMD (’04).