Leveraging Power Systems’ Modularity to support Resiliency Against Synthetic Cyber Disasters

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Building 1, Level 4, Room 4214


The fact of power systems’ criticality to national security mandates continuous attention to the worst-case disruption scenarios. In a cyber world, grid modernization efforts have been hindered by cyber-related concerns. This webinar sheds some light on resiliency achievement by utilizing the modular cyber-physical nature of power systems, from an electron in a battery to a digital bit in the internet abyss.

Brief Biography

Salam Baniahmed, Ph.D., SMIEEE, is a Technical Manager at Veloce Energy. Where he leads technical development of power systems controls for cloud connected energy applications. His career path features persistent efforts on harmonizing the cyber and physical layers of critical infrastructure towards resiliency measures. He has over 10 years of experience in his field, split between academic research and industrial experience at Eaton Research Labs. Dr. Baniahmed is a senior member of IEEE, he serves in various committees for IEEE standards development. He was the past chair for IEEE Smart Grid Education Committee, and a current member of various IEEE technical committees. Dr. Baniahmed received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017.

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