- M.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2018
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2018
- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 2014
Dr. Applegate specializes in multi-hazard risk assessment of complex, interdependent critical infrastructure networks. She has worked with multiple private and public clients, including the federal government, to develop risk analysis frameworks for natural hazards and intelligent adversary risks across energy, water, and communications infrastructure.
Dr. Applegate has also developed methods to identify critical nodes in multi-infrastructure network models and prioritize investments given the vulnerability and potential consequences of different outage scenarios.
Prior to joining Exponent, Chloe was a Systems Analyst and Deputy Associate Program Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, she leveraged a background in researching critical infrastructure interdependencies to develop tools and frameworks to support all hazards risk assessment, interdependency analysis, and cybersecurity recommendation development for sponsors within the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy. She oversaw a portfolio of systems analysis projects on developing quantitative risk frameworks to analyze intelligent adversary attacks and analyzing cascading consequences between interdependent critical infrastructure systems.