Kristin (Kris) Munch

Kristin (Kris) Munch

Group Manager / Senior Scientist

(303) 275-4012
At NREL Since: 

Kris Munch is manager of the Visualization and Analysis Group.

Research Interests 

  • Scientific data modeling
  • Scalable data management of scientific data types
  • Database management system extensions for data manipulation and analysis.


  • 2006 Ph.D., computer science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • 1998 M.S., computer engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.

  • 1993 B.S., mathematics, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS.

Selected Publications 

  1. Munch, K.R.; Carlis, J.V.; Pardo, J.V.; Lee, J.T. (February 2008). "Bringing functional brain image analysis to the clinician: Initial assessment of an online interactive diagnostic aide." Computers in Biology and Medicine (38:2); pp. 155-164.
  2. Lee, J.T.; Munch, K.R.; Carlis, J.V.; Pardo, J.V. (2008). "Internet Image Viewer (iiV)." BMC Medical Imaging (8:10); p. Full-text available online.
  3. Pardo, J.V.; Lee, J.T.; Sheikh, S.A.; Munch, K.R.; Carlis, J.V.; Lewis, S.M.; Kuskowski, M.A.; Dysken, M.W. (2007). "Where the brain grows old: decline in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal function with normal aging." NeuroImage (35:3); pp. 1231-1237.
  4. Munch, K.R. (2006). "Database system extensions for functional brain image analysis, interpretation and classification: Aiding clinical diagnosis and cognitive research in psychiatry." Doctoral thesis
  5. Munch, K.R.; Carlis, J.V.; Pardo, J.V.; Lee, J.T. (August 2005). "Novel DBMS extensions for functional brain image analysis." 16th International Conference on Systems Engineering; Las Vegas, NV: pp. 301-306.