Katherine A. Rink – Biography

Photo of Dr. Katherine RinkDr. Katherine A. Rink is the Associate Head of the Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Prior to her appointment as Associate Division Head, Dr. Rink served as the Leader of the Advanced Concepts and Technologies Group.

After joining Lincoln Laboratory in 1998 as a member of the technical staff in the Systems Engineering and Analysis Group, she worked on many technical aspects of the then-emerging Aegis ballistic missile defense system. In July 2005, she became the Assistant Leader in the Missile Defense Elements Group, and in November 2007, she was promoted to Associate Leader in the Air Defense Techniques Group, which was focusing on the integration of advanced air and missile defense capabilities for the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Rink holds a BS degree in systems science and mathematics, a BA degree in mathematics, and MS and DSc degrees in systems science and mathematics, all from Washington University in St. Louis. She also earned an MS degree in operations research from Columbia University.


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