Sandia National Labs Academic Alliance Collaboration Report 2020-2021



Jason Reinhardt

Kat Ward

Jason Reinhardt is a national security systems analyst at Sandia whose work is focused on probabilistic analysis methods, quantitative and non- quantitative approaches for risk analysis and management, as well as the modeling and analysis of strategic interaction in conflict escalation, asymmetric deterrence, and stability. He’s been involved with Data Mine’s unique live-learn community and is currently working on developing new risk analysis tools for managing cyber threats to critical infrastructure and using games as data generating processes to understand interstate conflict.

Katrina “Kat” Ward is a senior R&D scientist who works with the Data Science and Applications department. She’s very active in contributing to educational events and assisted with the Purdue Data Mine Symposium, noting that the students in the Data Mine show a deep desire to understand our nation’s top security challenges. “Their solutions have impressed several Sandians and given us much to think about when approaching problems ourselves. I strongly believe that working closely with them is providing a gateway for top talent to understand what Sandia does and provides a step in the door for them to come intern and work with us.”

Pictured: Sandia’s Danny Rintoul (shown in turquoise on the right) presents the

“Flight Tracker” concept to Data Mine students in one of the first meetings with the group.


2020-2021 Collaboration Report

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