Kendra J. Kratkiewicz

Kendra J. Kratkiewicz
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9018

Kendra Kratkiewicz joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2002 as an associate technical staff member and has since contributed to a wide variety of cybersecurity research and development, as well as test and evaluation, programs, including the Network Security Planning Architecture (NetSPA), which received a patent that has been licensed for commercial use. She particularly enjoys using her software engineering skills to help transition research into practical applications.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Ms. Kratkiewicz enjoyed a varied career in commercial software development at both large corporations and startups. Her work included embedded software in radios and palmtops, expert systems and other applications for financial services, image processing, and game development.

Ms. Kratkiewicz earned her SB degree in computer science and engineering from MIT, with a thesis titled "Improving Learned Rules Using Near Miss Groups," which was researched in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received an ALM degree in information technology from Harvard University, earning a Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award and the Class Marshal Award for Academic Distinction. The test suite from her master’s thesis "Evaluating Static Analysis Tools for Detecting Buffer Overflows in C Code" was adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of their Software Assurance Reference Data Set.



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