Catherine is a PhD student in electrical engineering and computer science. Her research lies at the intersection of classical signal processing and quantum physics. Being theoretical in nature, her research requires the use of MATLAB tools for simulation and theoretical experimentation, varying parameters and other aspects of a theory to gain insight into the theoretical results. For example, she and her collaborators produced code that takes a non-optimal ROC curve and generates the optimal Neyman-Pearson ROC curve with minimal knowledge of the underlying data. More recently, they became intrigued by the application of generalized sampling techniques, including sigma-delta quantization, to the problem of quantum state estimation. She also uses the SIMULINK Sigma-Delta Toolbox, designing and running experiments using the platform. Catherine earned an SB in electrical engineering and physics from MIT.