Katia Ossetchkina

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Position Title: MASc Candidate
Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin)
Institution/Organization: University of Toronto


Katia started her MASc in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2021, co-supervised by Professor Peterson and Professor Grasselli, and is a NSERC CGS-M recipient. She completed her BASc in 2019 also at the University of Toronto, majoring in Civil Engineering with two minors in Environmental Engineering and Philosophy.  Katia has two years of civil engineering research experience, focusing on microscopy, digital imaging, and petrography to investigate the durability of building materials, as well as automation of image analysis and data collection. She also has four years of professional experience with Procter & Gamble as a Software Engineer In Training, where she worked directly with finance and product supply teams to develop integrated middle-ware applications, and automated data validation, platform performance monitoring and testing processes. She recently completed an internship with Suncor Energy with the Advanced Analytics group, where centralized IOT sensor data was used to automate, model and predict various aspects of upstream mine operations, improve reporting to Alberta Energy Regulators and increase safety.  Katia is interested in the intersection between traditional engineering disciplines, automation and bettering engineering education. She has TA-ing experience across several undergraduate engineering courses, focusing on both traditional technical courses and engineering communication.

EdTech Workshop Year: May 17, 2023