Database and Compliance Manager
Khrys joined the CTTEC staff in November 2018 as the Database and Compliance Manager assigned to the School of Computer Science and the Software Engineering Institute. They are responsible for managing the invention disclosure process; intellectual property tracking; compliance reporting to research sponsors; supporting the work of the AVP, Director of Technology Transfer, and Licensing Managers; and advising faculty and staff on matters of IP policy and administration.
Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, Khrys was the Associate Director of the Conflict of Interest Office at the University of Pittsburgh, where they gained extensive experience in policy development, implementation, and compliance. They worked closely with Pitt’s Innovation Institute to support entrepreneurial faculty in complying with University COI Policy and facilitated approval of relationships with startup companies. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh. When not helping CTTEC move Carnegie Mellon’s innovative research into the marketplace, Khrys enjoys birdwatching, hiking in Pittsburgh’s urban parks, learning endangered languages, and serving as house staff to two ridiculous felines.