Katherine Hastings

Associate Mathematician
Pittsburgh Office



Katherine Hastings is an Associate Mathematician at the RAND Corporation. Her background includes a diverse training in the mathematical sciences, including operations research, stochastic processes, statistics, and computation, with a research concentration of optimization in stochastic networks.

Her recent research portfolio contains extensive analytical contains a diverse set of topics, many of which fall under the realm of national security and defense. She has applied her analytical skills to such projects as manpower estimation for the DoD's operational contract support enabling workforce; a study of the behavior and long-term stability of the DoD's security cooperation workforce; an examination of the readiness of the United States Joint Forces; and a RAND initiative to assess the effects of various gun policies.

Hastings earned her Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.