in 2006 Kat completed the 1-year MArch degree focusing on lighting and applied to the MS. In 2008, as a member of the DMG, she completed her MS, under the direction of Mehlika Inanici
and Brian R Johnson
. Kat's research is centered on High Dynamic Range photography and Image Based Rendering
, both of which connect to her interests in lighting and design computing.
Kat also worked at the Integrated Design Lab
as a Research Assistant, doing architectural daylighting and electric lighting analysis.