Kathryn Huff

Kathryn Huff

nuclear engineer, bicyclist, software carpentry instructor, author

San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • nuclear engineering
  • physics
  • scientific computing
  • modeling
  • simulation
  • reproducibility
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Katy Huff is a Fellow with the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and a postdoctoral scholar with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium at the University of California Berkeley. In 2013, she received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Chicago. She has participated in varied research including experimental cosmological astrophysics, experimental non-equilibrium granular material phase dynamics, computational nuclear fuel cycle analysis, and computational reactor accident neutronics. At Wisconsin, she was a founder of The Hacker Within scientific computing group and has been an instructor for Software Carpentry since 2011. Among other professional service, she is currently an division officer in the American Nuclear Society and has served two consecutive years as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the Scientific Computing with Python (SciPy) conference.

Effective Computation in Physics Effective Computation in Physics
by Kathryn Huff, Anthony Scopatz
June 2015
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $42.99