Grant is the program manager for cybersecurity research in the Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences (DCBS) at Ames Laboratory. His focus has been on developing software for integrations with cyber defensive tools for the automated cyber threat information sharing program, the Cyber Fed Model (CFM), at Argonne National Laboratory. Additionally, he has provided expertise in research projects developing correlation of publicly exposed devices with vulnerabilities and machine learning for intrusion detection of grid systems. Prior to joining Ames Laboratory, he was in the Aerospace industry in various product development and management roles with formerly United Technologies Aerospace Systems. This included supporting development of cybersecurity policy and secure development life cycles for safety critical systems as well as secure design and assessment of real-time systems bridging security domains on various aircraft network busses. He received an M.S. in technology management from the University of St. Thomas and B.S. in computer engineering from Iowa State University.
Charlie is Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD), a joint Argonne-UChicago research center that brings scientists, artists, architects, technologists, and policy makers together to use computation, data analytics, and embedded system to understand the dynamics, design, and resilient operation of cities.
He is also a visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Before joining Argonne in 2000, Charlie served as Chief Technology Officer of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning at NCSA’s founding in 1985, he participated in the development of NSFNET, one of several early national networks that evolved into what we now experience as the Internet. During the exponential growth of the web following the release of NCSA’s Mosaic web browser, his team developed and supported NCSA’s scalable web server infrastructure. Chicago’s “Tech 50” technology leaders.
Dr. Mark C. Petri is the Director of Argonne’s Electric Power Grid Program. He is responsible for coordinating the laboratory’s large and multidisciplinary activities to improve the reliability, resiliency, security, and efficiency of the nation’s electric power grids. He also serves as a Vector Lead in Grid for Argonne’s National Security Programs. Petri recently led a multi-laboratory DOE effort to adapt power grid modeling tools to help Puerto Rico better prepare for future storms. This included training Puerto Rico grid analysts on Argonne’s hurricane hazard assessment software and infrastructure interdependency tools that are used extensively on the mainland to train operators on postulated disasters and to respond to actual events.
Prior to rejoining Argonne, Petri was Director of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence that conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructures. He was also Director of the Iowa Energy Center, which supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen is the Principal Building Scientist, the Building Energy Decision and Technology Research (BEDTR) Group leader, and the Urban Science and Engineering Program lead for Argonne’s Energy Systems division. At Argonne, Dr. Muehleisen leads research to increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of the built environment while improving the quality of life and return on investment for citizens. His projects include urban science and engineering, stochastic building energy modeling, reduced order building energy modeling, risk analysis of building energy retrofits, Bayesian Calibration methods for building energy models, agent based models for understanding adoption of retrofit technologies, smart building/smart grid integration, and the development of new energy efficient and diagnostic technologies buildings. Dr. Muehleisen is the author of over 180publications and presentations, and is a frequent invited speaker in the areas of urban science and engineering, building energy modeling, architectural acoustics and noise control.
Vladimir Koritarov is the Manager of the CEESA Power Systems group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division. The group provides analytical services on strategic energy and environmental issues to government agencies, international organizations, and private institutions around the world. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC). Koritarov has over 30 years of experience in the analysis and modeling of electric and energy systems in domestic and international applications. Currently, he serves as Argonne’s Program Manager for Water Power Program, which includes hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic technologies.
Most recently, Koritarov has been working on the development of new agent-based modeling approaches for the simulation of energy and electricity markets, and applying advanced simulation methods to study the role and possible evolution of non-conventional energy resources, such as renewable generation and energy storage.
Rahul is a Sr. Advisor for LBNL's Energy Technologies Area where he focuses on Public Private Partnerships, business development, new business ideas and models, and strategic alliances. Rahul works closely with leading venture and PE firms as an advisor in industries that span energy, wireless, and healthcare infrastructures creation and optimization.
In addition to his role at LBNL, Rahul is a serial entrepreneur and a partner at Ventus Partners and advises leading Venture Capital Funds, technology incubators, and new startups in the fields of energy and telecom infrastructure, healthcare IT, and technology related business models and markets. As a Rockefeller Fellow and as an Advisor to the City of San Francisco's Mayor and Board, Rahul chairs the P3 Committee on Fiber Everywhere where he is responsible for fundraising and revenue for citywide fiber asset P3.
He is the lead for Cyber Operations, Analysis, and Research in Argonne National Laboratory’s Global Security Sciences Division. He is considered a key asset by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the development of a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment for field use, analysis of cyber-security consequence and threat studies, and leading the pilot cyber-physical regional assessment. Prior to joining Argonne, he managed cyber-security and cyber defense activities at several private-sector companies and involved in the development of a patented operational instance of moving target defense (MTD). He worked in a variety of other cybersecurity research areas, including transportation, satellite communications, social engineering, and offensive cybersecurity. He taught computer networking and cyber-security issues to students in Senegal, Africa through the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative, a collaboration with the University of Chicago, Argonne, and other institutions.
Dr. Iver E. Anderson is a senior metallurgist and has worked at Ames Laboratory for 30 years. He has an extensive background in precision atomization of metal and alloy powders, as well as considerable expertise in design of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and advanced powder processing development, including gas atomization reaction synthesis. Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2017), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2015 class), Fellow of TMS (2015), Fellow of ASM International (and recent Trustee), Fellow of APMI, and Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu (2014). He has well over 260 publications in journals and conference proceedings, several book chapters, and over 40 patents.
Dr. Liang Min is the Group Leader of Energy Delivery and Utilization in the Engineering Directorate, as well as Associate Program Leader of Energy Infrastructure Resilience in the Global Security Directorate, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL). In these roles, Dr. Min is responsible for developing and executing a portfolio of work focused on the simulation and analysis of national critical infrastructure with a particular focus on energy infrastructure. His research interests are on developing computation methods for the solution of power system operations and applying probabilistic methods to system planning.
As part of GMLC, Dr. Min is the project lead on Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems (EMS/DMS/BMS), which aims to develop and demonstrate an integrated grid management framework for the grid's interconnected components, from central and distributed energy resources to local control systems for energy networks. In partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he co-leads the Development of Integrated Transmission, Distribution, and Communication Models project that is developing a flexible and scalable open-source co-simulation framework to better understand transmission, distribution, and communication interdepencies. Dr. Min also supports other GMLC projects, including Extreme Event Modeling and System Operations, Power Flow, and Control, and was previously a project team member for the DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California regional pioneer partnership.
Before joining LLNL, Dr. Min worked at the Electric Power Research Institute as a Senior Project Manager with the renewable integration, grid operations, and planning program. Dr. Min earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Texas A&M University, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Tianjin University.
Guenter Conzelmann is Manager of the Advanced Grid Modeling group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division. His research focuses on the development and application of modeling and simulation tools to study strategic energy and power sector issues, including renewable energy integration, smart grid and microgrid implementation, advanced grid modeling, and energy sector resilience. He is a senior fellow with the EPIC Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and an adjunct faculty member with the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Conzelmann is also the author or co-author of numerous publications, including journal articles, book contributions, conference papers, and sponsor reports in the energy and power systems field. He is frequently invited to speak on these subjects at conferences, workshops, and training courses around the world.
Pete Beckman is a recognized global expert in high-end computing systems. During the past 25 years, he has designed and built software and architectures for large-scale parallel and distributed computing systems. Peter helped found Indiana University’s Extreme Computing Laboratory. He also founded the Linux cluster team at the Advanced Computing Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Turbolinux-sponsored research laboratory that developed the world’s first dynamic provisioning system for cloud computing and HPC clusters.
Pete joined Argonne National Laboratory in 2002. As director of engineering and chief architect for the TeraGrid, he designed and deployed the world’s most powerful Grid computing system for linking production high performance computing centers for the National Science Foundation. He served as director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility from 2008 to 2010. He is currently a Senior Computer Scientist and co-Director of the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering. He is also a co-founder of the International Exascale Software Project (IESP).
Audun Botterud is an Energy Systems Engineer in the Center for Energy, Environmental and Economic Systems Analysis. His research focuses on modeling and analysis of electricity markets and power systems, using a variety of mathematical optimization and simulation methods. He is particularly interested in decision making under uncertainty as it pertains to the planning and operation of power and energy systems.
After joining Argonne in 2005, Botterud contributed to the development of the Electricity Market Complex Adaptive System (EMCAS) model and agent-based simulator of restructured electricity markets. More recently, his work has focused on challenges related to the integration of renewable energy (wind and solar) into the electric power grid. He led a project on improved wind power forecasting and better use of forecasts in electricity markets.
Previous to his tenure at Argonne, Botterud was part of SINTEF Energy Research in Trondheim, Norway. At SINTEF, he developed optimization tools for hydropower scheduling and reservoir management, and conducted studies of the Nordic electricity market. Some of his Ph.D. studies were performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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