Art Anderson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Art Anderson provides technical leadership and program development for the Electric System Integration Facility, (ESIF), at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Art works on NREL’s Grid Integration program to provide high quality technical output. Art’s background is in Utility scale Grid Integration projects, technical innovation and lab management. Art’s specialty is in Grid scale communication technology. Art has appeared in speaking engagements around the world, and collaborated with the utility industry in several working groups. Art holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Robin Berthier, Network Perception & the Information Trust Institute
Dr. Robin Berthier is a Research Scientist in the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the President of Network Perception. He received his Ph.D. in the field of cyber security from the University of Maryland College Park in 2009 and has been working at Illinois since then, studying system and network monitoring solutions for critical infrastructures. His projects include the design and development of a specification-based intrusion detection sensor for smart meters and a firewall configuration analysis solution to help energy utilities verifying their compliance with NERC CIP standards.
Jeff Dagle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jeff Dagle has worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), since 1989. During that time has had led numerous projects in the areas of transmission reliability and security. Recent project highlights include leading the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI), serving on the leadership team of the DOE Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, co-leader for the PNNL Future Power Grid Initiative from 2010 to 2015, and led the team providing cyber security reviews for the DOE Smart Grid Investment Grants and Smart Grid Demonstration Projects associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Other career accomplishments include leading the data requests and management task for the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force investigation of the August 14, 2003 blackout, supporting the DOE Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Division with on-site assessments in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and serving as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) study group that was formed in 2010 to establish critical infrastructure resilience goals. In 2014 Mr. Dagle was invited to serve on a National Academy committee to provide recommendations for the analytical research foundations for the next generation electric grid. In 2015 he was invited to serve on another National Academy committee focused on enhancing the resiliency of the Nation’s electric power transmission & distribution system. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He received the 2001 Tri-City Engineer of the Year award by the Washington Society of Professional Engineers, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington. He is the recipient of several patents, a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award in 2007, and an R&D 100 Award in 2008 for the Grid Friendly™ Appliance Controller technology. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
David Doggett, Schneider Electric
David Doggett is Senior Director of Cyber Security and Network Strategy for Schneider Electric’s Industrial business. He is responsible for ensuring the security of the Industry Business offers including topics such as investigation of new technologies, secure offer roadmaps, secure development of the offers, CERT and vulnerability response, training of internal and external parties, and representation of Schneider is standards bodies and government regulations. He has been with Schneider Electric for over 20 years, originally starting in Online Control at Schneider Electric Australia, and holds a number of patents and security certifications.
Ron Fabela, Dragos, Inc.
Ron Fabela is a solutions architect for the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. In this capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the Dragos solutions meeting the ever changing needs of the industry while performing threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis missions for the industrial community. Before his role at Dragos, Inc. Ron Fabela was a Lead Penetration Tester for Industrial Control Systems at Lockheed Martin, performing hundreds of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and threat assessments against live production systems in the electric and oil & gas sectors. He and his team conducted effective and safe onsite assessments around the world with zero incidents or injuries. Ron has also led control system threat assessments that tied tactical vulnerability data, potential attack vectors with current threat actors in a way that brought context to the overload of vulnerability chaos. Starting his career as a computer network defender in the U.S. Air Force, Ron performed numerous cyber security missions for the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency, Missile Defense Agency and NORAD. Ron is an accomplished speaker in various venues including SANS, ICSJWG, S4 and others. Ron also is the founder of the East Chattanooga Maker Space, a tech center where high potential youth can learn STEM skills and have fun.
Dennis Gammel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory
Dennis Gammel is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and has been actively working in the computing and communications industries since 1996. His career experience includes network security, network architecture, database application development, ASIC simulation, and design software, as well as RTOS application development. Dennis is presently the R&D Director over Communication Systems at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), responsible for the quality, development, and marketing of the SEL Communication Systems product lines. He has been with SEL since March 2005 and has 20 years of secure software engineering experience. Dennis served an External Advisory Board (EAB) member for the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center and currently serves as an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) member for the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC).
Kevin Geneva, OSIsoft
Kevin Geneva is a Systems Engineer for OSIsoft, the makers of the PI System. Over the past 5 years he has also held positions in Tech Support and Field Service. For the past 2 years, he has been a member of the Customer Success Cybersecurity Champions group. Within this role he has helped train OSIsoft engineers on security issues and represented OSIsoft at Cybersecurity Conferences.
Jay Giri, GE Grid Solutions
Jay Giri is a Director at GE Grid Software Solutions in Redmond, Washington. He leads a team of power system engineers who deliver generation control, market applications and synchrophasor/phasor measurement unit (PMU) applications to control centers. He is an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. In 1978, Jay and 11 other engineers co-founded Energy System Computer Applications (ESCA). Over time, ESCA became Alstom Grid in 2010 and GE Grid Solutions in 2015. Jay designed and implemented the original software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS) power system simulation functions. Today this AGC controls over 50% of North American generation as well as generation in many other countries, and the DTS is one of the predominant simulators used by control centers worldwide. Jay holds a PhD from Clarkson University in New York and a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He was a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board – Member at Large for Industry Outreach – 20101-2016 and was appointed Alstom Grid Senior Fellow in 2013. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
George Gross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
George Gross is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, economics planning and operations, electricity markets, smart grid, cyber security for the grid, and utility regulatory policy. He was formerly with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where he founded the company’s Management Science Department and held other key management, technical, and policy positions. During 1992–1993, Dr. Gross was at the Electric Research Power Institute to develop research directions on open access transmission. He is a co-founder of PowerWorld and served on its Board of Directors from 1996 to 2001. A Fellow of the IEEE, Dr. Gross received the Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from the Institute of Management Science. He is the author of a large number of publications, including book chapters. He was a Visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, the University of Pavia, and the Politecnico di Torino during the academic year 1999–2000. He earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his graduate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Guth, Nicor Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas
Mark has 30 years of IT Operations experience focused on telecommunications and networking. 20+ years of Disaster Recovery experience and more than 14 years of Information Security experience. Mark currently manages the PCI, HIPAA, PCI, MTSA, and Privacy compliance programs for Southern Company Gas, a public utility holding company with more than 5 million natural gas utility and retail customers and over 6000 employees. Mark also supports the Data Loss Prevention and E-Discovery platforms for the company. Mark is assisting the AGA Natural Gas Security Committee (NGSC) & Cybersecurity Strategy Task Force with improved Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Control Systems.
Adam Hahn, Washington State University
Adam Hahn is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. His research interests include cybersecurity of the smart grid and cyber-physical systems (CPS), including intrusion detection, risk modeling, vulnerability assessment, and secure system architectures. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University in 2006 and 2013. Previously, he worked as a Senior Information Security Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, supporting numerous cybersecurity assessments within the federal government and leading research projects in CPS security.
Virgil “Vic” Hammond, Argonne National Laboratory
Virgil “Vic” Hammond has been working in DOE CEDS and DHS CSSP programs at Argonne National Laboratory since 2000, providing technical and analytical expertise to support research and analysis and to develop reports on topics relevant to the oil and natural gas infrastructure. He also has experience with industrial control systems security, including SCADA. Mr. Hammond has also collaborated on projects led by other laboratories, in topics such as security standards development, wireless system security, and Smart Grid security. Prior to joining the Argonne staff, he held various engineering and management positions for 38 years, including 14 years as General Manager of Gas Control, at Nicor Gas in Illinois, where he was responsible for day-to-day scheduling and operation of a natural gas transmission system serving Nicor Gas’s customers. Over the course of his career at Nicor, he also spent more than 14 years working on the design, construction, and operation of Nicor’s underground natural gas storage fields. Mr. Hammond received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1962 and an MBA from Northern Illinois University in 1971.
Carol Hawk, U.S. Department of Energy
Carol Hawk, Ph.D. is Manager of the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) R&D Program for the office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Hawk conducted her Ph.D. research in High-Energy Physics at Rutgers University as a member of the Collider Detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Collaboration. The CEDS R&D program is working to advance the energy sector’s Roadmap vision of resilient energy delivery systems designed, installed, operated, and maintained to survive a cyber-incident while sustaining critical functions. In addition, she brings a variety of work experiences to DOE including telecommunications (at Bell Communications Research) as well as fuel cell electrochemistry (at United Technologies Research Center and later at the University of Connecticut). Prior to joining the DOE, Dr. Hawk performed operations research with the Center for Naval Analyses.
Matt Luallen, Cybati
Matthew E. Luallen is a well-respected information professional, researcher, instructor, and author. Mr. Luallen serves as the president and co-founder of CYBATI, a strategic and practical educational and consulting company. CYBATI provides critical infrastructure and control system cybersecurity consulting, education, and awareness. Prior to incorporating CYBATI, Mr. Luallen served as a co-founder of Encari and provided strategic guidance for Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, within the Information Architecture and Cyber Security Program Office. In an effort to promote education and collaboration in information security, Mr. Luallen is an instructor and faculty member at several institutions. Mr. Luallen is adjunct faculty for DePaul University, teaching the Computer Information and Network Security Master’s degree capstone course. He is also a certified instructor and CCIE for Cisco Systems, covering security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, and virtual private networks, and general secure information architecture. As a certified instructor for the SANS Institute, Mr. Luallen teaches infrastructure architecture, wireless security, web application security, regulatory and standards compliance, and security essentials. Mr. Luallen is a graduate of National Technological University with a master’s degree in computer science, and he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Jim Marean, Gas Technology Institute
As a Senior Program Manager for GTI’s intelligent infrastructure initiative, Jim Marean leads efforts to improve the resilience of the natural gas infrastructure including situational awareness and outage management and to assess and articulate natural gas’ role and value as part of the smart energy grid. In 2011 Jim co-authored a white paper (available on the GTI website) with Navigant Consulting titled Natural Gas in a Smart Energy Future which provides a compelling vision for the natural gas industry through 2030 and beyond. Marean comes to GTI from New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), where he spent 30 years in positions of increasing responsibility. His background includes a variety of management and technical research responsibilities. He has wide-ranging experience with distribution engineering, natural gas and compressed air energy storage evaluation, alternative fuel and natural gas vehicles, environmental matters and remediation strategies.
Scott Mix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Scott R. Mix, CISSP, joined PNNL in May, 2017 following more than 35 years of experience working in various facets of the electricity industry, including as Senior CIP Technical Manager for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a consultant with KEMA, Inc., Infrastructure Security Manager with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Senior Security Analyst at the PJM Interconnection, and more than ten years with Leeds & Northrup Co. as a programmer/analyst and systems architect. For more than thirty years, he has focused on the areas of Computer and Infrastructure Security for the Electricity Sector. While at NERC, he was a staff subject matter expert for Critical Infrastructure Protection standards issues, and participated in the ongoing development of the revisions to the NERC CIP Standards, and served as the NERC Staff Facilitator for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) and several of its working groups and task forces. Throughout his career prior to joining PNNL, Scott worked closely with numerous industry and government organizations, including NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) and its predecessors, its working teams, was the inaugural convener of the Control System Security Working Group, was an active and vocal observer to the NERC Cyber Security Standards Version 1 Drafting Team (and the NERC 1200 process before that), and was a member of the OASIS “How” Working Group. He has also worked with the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dealing with specific Electricity Sector security issues. He has organized and presented at numerous industry symposia, both domestically and internationally. He is a member and has been secretary of the Philadelphia Chapter of InfraGard, is a member of the ISA and has participated in the ISA99 and ISA100 standards activities, and is a member of the IEEE as well as its Computer Society, Power Engineering Society, and Standards Association. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Scott is a graduate of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Science and Chemistry.
David M. Nicol, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David M. Nicol is the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Information Trust Institute, and Principal Investigator of both CREDC and the DHS-funded Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute. Previously, he held faculty positions at the College of William and Mary and at Dartmouth College. His research interests include high-performance computing, simulation modeling and analysis, and security. He was elected Fellow of the ACM for his contributions in those areas. He is co-author of the widely used textbook Discrete-Event Systems Simulation and was the inaugural awardee of the ACM Special Interest Group on Simulation’s Distinguished Contributions Award, for his contributions in research, teaching, and service in the field of simulation.
Lori Ross O’Neil, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lori Ross O’Neil is a lead researcher and project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. Her work focuses on cybersecurity of a variety of critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy and nuclear sectors, in support of DOE, NNSA, DHS, IAEA, NRC, NERC, UNICRI, and private industry. She has managed or contributed technically on numerous control systems security and blended cyber-physical security research projects, including an IEEE article on GPS spoofing, development of Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems, as well as standing up one of the first multi-lab deceptive networks for DOE. Lori has also led the development of a Secure Power Systems Professional certification that was the foundation for the SANS GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional). Her degree is in Computer Science, and she holds CISSP and PMP certifications.
Prosper Panumpabi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prosper Panumpabi is an Electrical Power Research Engineer at the Information Trust Institute / Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a master’s degree in Power and Energy Systems from the University of Illinois. His areas of research interests include PowerWorld, Phasor Measurement Units (PMU), Distributed Generation (DG), Smart Grid, and validation of cyber security research using power system testbeds. He has developed an expertise using Real Time Digital Simulator RTDS on daily basis for many years. He modelled the hardware-in-the-loop Technical Application Center, TAC Ameren distribution substation on RTDS with goose messaging and ABB relays. The product has been used successfully in the Collaborative Defense of Transmission and Distribution Protection and Control Devices against Cyber Attacks, CODEF project and subsequent project. He has developed a program to teach power systems protection to undergraduate students using RTDS. Prosper is leading the PSERC effort to develop a PMU testing lab at University of Illinois in collaboration with Washington State University. He has led the validation of an aeronautic student master`s research to implement a RTDS testbed on GPS Satellite spoofing and consequences on PMU (SEL) measurements. Prosper has been significantly involved at the University of Illinois in the project Power Africa from the White House (two papers are available online). Prosper has been an international speaker on subjects of electricity and telecommunications. He previously worked for several years as an assistant professor in electrical power department of the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He equally worked as telecommunication engineer for an American company in capacities of switch, base transceiver station, microwave, Satellite and emergency generation engineer in Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo government appointed him as Deputy CEO of the National Company of Telecommunication and Postal Offices. In this capacity, he has travelled and interact with multiple headquarter overseas negotiating business opportunities. He is a winner of 2016 Humanitarian Award from the twin cities Champaign-Urbana. He is a member of Cable and telecommunications Commission for Champaign-Urbana. Prosper has worked as technician for DirecTV technician and EnXco (wind farm company). He had a successful internship in the planning department of ComED, Chicago IL.
Al Rivero, ANG Consulting, Inc.
Al Rivero is the President of ANG Consulting, a firm that specializes in helping clients develop strategic technology and growth plans. This includes the development of long-term (3 to 5 years) strategic technology plans to ensure reliable and secure migration of technologies. He also works with development companies to ensure alignment with industry expectations for platform use. Al has more than 30 years of energy industry experience having held various positions ranging from staff engineer, project manager, operations management, technology management to managing Chevron’s regulatory strategy group focusing on developing CVX-wide strategy for addressing energy-related regulatory issues and assisting key stakeholders with assuring compliance with regulatory requirements. He has extensive IT/OT integration project experience SAP, JDE OneWorld, as well as several Honeywell and Foxboro DCS system installations at chemical plants and refineries. Al has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science degree in computational mathematics from the University of California Irvine. He has authored or co-authored a variety of papers on critical infrastructure protection for API, AGA, and DOE and has worked with DOE and DHS on critical infrastructure protection planning.
Shane Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shane Rogers is a Research System Administrator in the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shane Rogers’ research interests include the cybersecurity of networked systems, the development of research systems with an emphasis on resiliency, confidentiality, integrity and availability, digital forensics, and network security monitoring. Shane is a recipient of the Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program CyberCorps scholarship provided by the National Science Foundation and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has spoken at DEFCON’s Crypto and Privacy Village as well as the Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference. Shane has served as Chair for the OpenNSM (open-sourced network security monitoring) and GLUG (Gnu/Linux) Special Interest Groups of the Association for Computing Machinery. Shane is currently a member of SIGPwny at Illinois, where he has helped to compete in CTF (capture the flag) events and develop networking challenges and to administer their UIUCTF cybersecurity competition.
William H. Sanders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William H. Sanders is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, and the AAAS, past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing, and past Vice-Chair of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing. He was the founding Director of the Information Trust Institute (www.iti.illinois.edu) and has served as Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (www.csl.illinois.edu) at Illinois. Dr. Sanders’s research interests include secure and dependable computing and security and dependability metrics and evaluation, with a focus on critical infrastructures. He has published more than 200 technical papers in those areas. He was PI of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) research project and the preceding TCIP research project, and is co-PI of the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC). He is also co-developer of three tools for assessing computer-based systems: METASAN, UltraSAN, and Möbius. Möbius and UltraSAN have been distributed widely to industry and academia; more than 1,700 licenses for the tools have been issued to universities, companies, and NASA for evaluating the performance, dependability, and security of a variety of systems. He is also a co-developer of the Loki distributed system fault injector, the AQuA/ITUA middlewares for providing dependability/security to distributed and networked applications, and the NetAPT (Network Access Policy Tool) for assessing the security of networked systems.
Peter Sauer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peter W. Sauer holds the W. W. Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is working on projects related to power system operational reliability. These include the modeling and simulation of loads, generators, and smart grid components. They also include the challenge of dynamic modeling of renewable resources such as wind turbines and solar arrays. Issues such as low inertia generation are being examined to determine their impact on contingency analysis, system recovery following disturbances, and automatic generation control. Sauer is a co-founder and Site Director of the NSF-sponsored Power Systems Engineering Research Center. He served as the program director for power systems at the National Science Foundation from September 1991 to August 1992. He was a cofounder and chairman of the Board of Directors of PowerWorld Corporation from 1996 to 2001. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a facilities design engineer from 1969 to 1973 (Langley AFB, VA) and 1982 to 1998 (Chanute AFB and Scott AFB, IL). He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and Illinois, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Jana Sebestik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jana Sebestik is the Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design in the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She coordinates CREDC education efforts to develop a variety of educational opportunities designed to engage learners of all ages. She is the author of 4-H STEM curriculum, “The Power of the Wind” and co-author of “Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch.” She taught in the Urbana School District for 34 years before coming to MSTE.
Shabbir Shamsuddin, Argonne National Laboratory
Shabbir Shamsuddin is an Energy System Analyst and Manager Cyber Systems at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) since 2002. Mr. Shamsuddin has over 40 years of professional, and operational, experience in the natural gas sector, design, construction, and project management. At ANL, he leads DOE CEDS program and provides technical subject matter expertise in the technical research, modeling, and analyses of the Oil and Natural Gas Energy infrastructures including cyber security of industrial control systems. Prior to his work at ANL, Mr. Shamsuddin experience includes 20+ years at Nicor Gas in Illinois in various management positions in the area of engineering design, construction and operations of natural gas transmission and distribution systems, rates, supply, and information and SCADA systems. Mr. Shamsuddin regularly has participated in the development of industry cybersecurity standards such as NIST cybersecurity standards, supported DOE Smart Grid Investment Grant program as cybersecurity subject matter expert, and supported the cybersecurity standards development efforts by American Petroleum Institute, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and American Gas Association. Mr. Shamsuddin received the MBA at Illinois Benedictine University in 1987 and B.S. in Civil Engineering at North Dakota State University in 1979.
Sean W. Smith, Dartmouth College
Sean W. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and is the Director of Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology and Society. He has been working in information security—attacks and defenses, for industry and government—since before there was a Web. In graduate school, he worked with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on postal meter fraud; as a postdoc and staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he performed security reviews, designs, analyses, and briefings for a wide variety of public-sector clients; at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he designed the security architecture for (and helped code and test) the IBM 4758 secure coprocessor, and then led the formal modeling and verification work that earned it the world’s first FIPS 140-1 Level 4 security validation. Smith has published over ninety refereed papers, been granted over a dozen patents, and advised over three dozen Ph.D., M.S., and senior honors theses. His security architecture is used in thousands of financial, e-commerce, and rights management installations worldwide.
Alfonso Valdes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alfonso Valdes is the Managing Director of Smart Grid Technologies at the University of Illinois. In that capacity, he is responsible for a portfolio of diverse research activities, including the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) as well as joint projects in energy resiliency with industry and utility partners. In this role he is responsible for strategic direction of the various smart grid initiatives at the university, including interaction with utility and industry stakeholders. His research interests focus on security and resiliency of infrastructure systems, particularly innovative techniques for intrusion detection, as well as security implications of renewable energy integration and smart grid demand response mechanisms. Mr. Valdes is the Illinois lead on an industry-academic partnership studying security in time-critical distributed substation protection systems. He regularly participates in infrastructure security roadmapping efforts at the invitation of DOE, DHS, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is also active in international collaborations, including ones with KTH (the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology) through the University of Illinois INSPIRE program, NWO (The Netherlands’ equivalent of the NSF), and the European Union (as an external advisor to the CRISALIS project, securing critical infrastructures).
Erin Walsh, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Erin Walsh currently serves as the program manager for the Critical Infrastructure Design and Adaptive Resilience Systems (CIDARS) portfolio within the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). She also coordinates research and development activities associated with Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience on behalf of DHS S&T. Prior to this, Dr. Walsh managed mitigation projects related to building science, infrastructure, and community resilience at FEMA. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University. Her master’s degrees in environmental management and environmental science, as well as her doctorate in industrial ecology are from Yale University. Her doctoral research focused on ways to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of urban infrastructure systems in the face of major disruptions by natural hazards, both episodic and lasting.
Sanjay Yadav, DNV GL
Sanjay Yadav is currently a Principal Development Engineer at DNV-GL. He received his M.S. degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995 in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. At DNV-GL, he is part of a research and development group that works on the numerical engines of various software products for simulation and optimization of gas, oil and water distribution and transmission systems. His interests include hydraulic analysis, numerical modeling and optimization of large scale pipeline networks. He has about 21 years of experience working in the software industry.
Tim Yardley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Yardley is the Associate Director of Technology and a Senior Researcher at the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary duties focus on defining the vision and direction for applied research through emerging technology as well as conducting research to address the core mission of the Institute. His research is focused on trustworthiness and resiliency in critical infrastructure, with particular focus on cyber security in systems like the power grid and telecommunications. Through development of advanced testbed environments, Mr. Yardley helps to apply research to prove out theory and validate those efforts prior to field deployment, speeding the process of technology transition and the realism of fundamental research. His work covers a variety of areas, including control systems, telecommunications systems, critical incident response, and simulations of real-world systems. Other areas of interest include health technology, mobile system security, financial systems, and dynamically tailored environments. Beyond research, he is involved in security assessments, external relations, national working groups, technology development and transfer, and entrepreneurial activities. Through being an active contributor in open-source projects around the world and having come from industry, Mr. Yardley provides a unique perspective with a proven track record of solving difficult problems.
Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University
Saman Zonouz has been an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rutgers University since September 2014 and is the Director of the 4N6 Cyber Security and Forensics Laboratory. His research has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award in 2015, a Google Security Reward in 2015, a Top-3 Demo designation at IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, the Faculty Fellowship Award of AFOSR in 2013, the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, and the University of Miami EARLY CAREER Research award in 2012, as well as the University of Miami Provost Research Award in 2011. The 4N6 research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E), the Department of Education (DOE), WinRiver, GrammaTech, Google, and Fortinet Corporation, including tech-to-market initiatives. Saman’s current research focuses on systems security and privacy, trustworthy cyber-physical critical infrastructures, binary/malware analysis and reverse engineering, and adaptive intrusion tolerance architectures. He has served as the chair, program committee member, guest editor, and/or reviewer for top international conferences and journals; he serves on the Editorial Board for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science, specifically, intrusion tolerance architectures for cyber-physical infrastructures, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.
Art Anderson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory