Katrina Kelly-Pitou

Research Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Katrina Kelly holds dual roles at the University of Pittsburgh as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as acting as Manager of Strategy and Business Development for the Center for Energy. Katrina is an Affiliate Scholar of the University of Nottingham's Interdisciplinary Centre for Economics and Politics, and the University of Pittsburgh's Cyber Law, Policy, and Security Institute.

In addition to her current postdoctoral research in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Katrina holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham in Energy Development Studies, a Masters in International Relations from Hult International Business School, and a BA/BSc from Duquense University. Building off of her previous research on "Resilience" at the World Energy Council, Katrina joins the University in leading in the development of reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly energy solutions. Her work focuses on building stronger physical, institutional, and financial interconnections between energy infrastructure and emerging risks like climate change and cyber; as such, her work focuses heavily on the intersection of information systems and risk mitigation in urban environments. Katrina is passionate about sustainable development and better STEM engagement for women and girls.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh