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Groth Named FAA Student of the Year
Katrina Groth, a reliability engineering Ph.D. candidate working with Professor Ali Mosleh, was recently named the 2008 Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Student of the Year by the FAA Air Transporation Center of Excellence (COE) for Aircraft Airworthiness. Students from over 60 universities participate in FAA COE projects, and the prestigious Student of the Year award is presented to one student from each of seven Centers of Excellence. Students are honored for their achievements and promise for future contributions to the transportation field. The award announcement and ceremony and took place during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. The award includes a DOT or FAA internship provision.
Groth has been a member of the research team on the FAA research project "Integrated Methodology for Aviation Systems Hazard and Risk." The project involved development of the complex multilevel risk modeling software, the Integrated Risk Information System, recently delivered to FAA. As a member of the research team, Katrina developed models, led the software testing and validation team, and developed software documentation. Currently, Katrina is working on dependencies between human actions in high-risk settings, and Bayesian statistical methods for analyzing human performance data across industries.
February 15, 2008