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Alumnus (PhD, 2023)

Kaitlin Dennison

Kaitlin Dennison earned her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT (2017). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics & astronautics from Stanford University in Stanford, CA (2019 and 2023, respectively), She currently works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. 

Kaitlin worked with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on telescope optics to aid the search for exoplanets. She was also a scholar for the Air Force Research Laboratory where she improved the spacecraft tracking algorithms involving telescope imagery. Additionally, she interned for Blue Origin where she progressed LIDAR-based navigation methods. Her dissertation research in the Space Rendezvous Laboratory advances multi-agent optical tracking and structure from motion in spacecraft swarms with limited resources.