Kathryn Otte is a Post Bachelors Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the Decision Modeling & Optimization Group. She specializes in multi-objective optimization, data analytics, simulation, and predictive modeling. At PNNL, Kathryn’s research applications include building digitalization, national security, and energy storage. She is part of the PNNL task force helping coordinate the Digitalisation Working Group for the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Hub. In this role, Kathryn is working to identify and characterize policy and technological barriers to widespread energy efficiency digitalization in buildings. During her time at PNNL, she has also contributed to siting, permitting, and safety research for the DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge’s Policy & Valuation Track.
Formerly, Kathryn interned at Sandia National Laboratories, once in Wind Energy Technologies and once in Nuclear Deterrence Modernization & Future Systems. In August 2021, Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Cities from the Georgia Institute of Technology.