Tim Yardley is the Associate Director of Technology and a Senior Researcher at the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois 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 his institute. His research is focused in trustworthiness and resiliency in critical infrastructure with particular focus on cyber security in systems like the power grid and telecommunications. Through developing 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.
In carrying out these roles, 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, Mr. Yardley 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.