Kyle Norland

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
PhD Student, Systems and Industrial Engineering
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Kyle is a doctoral student in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering. Originally from Wenatchee, Washington, he attended the University of Arizona, where he became interested in complex systems, biologically inspired design, emergent systems, the internet of things, the fourth industrial revolution, and smart systems. He enjoys studying these areas because they offer an alternative to top-down engineering, and they are increasingly common as computation becomes more decentralized. In addition to his research experience at the UA and the University of California, Kyle has practical experience in the engineering field; he interned with Chelan County Public Utility District and assisted with their move to a computerized electrical grid system. Aspiring to become a professor or a research scientist in government or industry, he looks forward to improving intelligent systems of today and developing new systems to address emerging challenges. He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, reading, traveling, computer programming, drawing, swimming, and exploring Tucson.