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Katya Le Blanc


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Katya Le Blanc is a senior human factors scientist who has been conducting research in the energy sector at INL for 10 years. Her research in nuclear power plant modernization has led transformational change in the way field operators conduct procedures and has improved operator interfaces for control of nuclear power plant equipment in the field and in the control room. She has been working in design of human-system interfaces for transmission system technologies and cyber security of electric grid operation. She leads research in several complex, multidisciplinary subjects including nuclear power plant modernization, and cyber security risk characterization in nuclear power and critical infrastructure, and is the deputy National Technical director for Nuclear Energy Cyber program.  Katya has over 100 technical publications in the subject of human factors in the energy sector. She is a senior member of IEEE, and holds a PhD and Master's degree in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State and a BS in Psychology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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