TCIPG Seminars

The monthly TCIPG Seminar Series on Technologies for a Resilient Power Grid presents speakers who are experts on topics in the broad area of research, development, and design for secure and resilient systems related to the power grid. The scope includes all power grid systems, from traditional systems involved in generation, transmission, and distribution to emerging systems dealing with distributed generation, renewable integration, and demand-response.

Talks are presented on the University of Illinois campus and streamed live on the Web. Email csolidayatillinois [dot] edu to be added to the mailing list for seminar announcements.

Upcoming Seminars | See Past Seminars

Friday, May 2, 2014
1PM CT, NCSA Auditorium & Webcast
Title:
Smart Grid Research from a Utility Perspective
Presenter: Richard Smith, Director of Corporate Research and Development, Ameren
Abstract, Biography, and Webcast Details

Past Seminars | See Upcoming Seminars

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Friday, April 4, 2014
1PM CT, NCSA Auditorium & Webcast
Title:
Securing the Electric Grid with Common Cyber Security Services
Presenter: Jeff Gooding, IT Principal Manager, Smart Grid Systems Engineering, Southern California Edison
Abstract and Biography
 |  Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, March 7, 2014
Title: Dynamic Data Attacks on Real-Time Power System Operations
Presenter: Lang Tong, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University and Cornell Site Director of PSERC
Abstract and Biography
  |  Quicktime Video Archive  |  Download PDF of Slides

Friday, February 7, 2014
Title: A Trusted Safety Verifier for Cyber-Physical Control Systems
Presenter: Saman Zonouz, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, 4N6 Cyber Security and Forensics Research Group, University of Miami
Abstract and Biography
  |  Quicktime Video Archive  |  Download PDF of Slides

Friday, January 10, 2014
Title: Semantic Security Analysis of SCADA Networks to Detect Malicious Control Commands in Power Grid
Presenter: Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract and Biography
  |  Quicktime Video Archive  |  Download PDF of Slides

Friday, December 6, 2013
Title: Enabling Insecurity: Bringing the tools and techniques from IT to control systems
Presenter: Stacy Prowell, Chief Cyber Security Research Scientist, Cyber Warfare Research Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Abstract and Biography
  |  Quicktime Video Archive  |  Download PDF of Slides

Friday, November 1, 2013
Title: A Complex Network View of the Grid 
Presenter: Anna Scaglione, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis
Abstract and Biography  |  Quicktime Video Archive Download PDF of Slides

Friday, October 4, 2013
Title: Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing a Security Development Lifecycle
Presenter: Rob Caldwell, Chief Security Architect/Principal Engineer, GE Energy Services Software Solutions
Abstract and Biographhy
 | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, September 6, 2013
Title: From NetAPT to NP-View, A Case Study in Transferring Technology from Academia to Industry
Presenter: Robin Berthier, Research Scientist, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and President, Network Perception
Abstract and Biography
 | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, May 3, 2013
Title: Transactive Control in the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration
Presenter: Ronald Melton, Director, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, April 5, 2013
Title: Exelon Smart Grid Multi-Service Communications Architecture
Presenter: Doug McGinnis, Senior Manager, Network Services, Exelon
Abstract and Biography
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*PDF deck is representative (not exact) of content used in the Prezi

Friday, March 1, 2013
Title: Smart Grid Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From More Than 11 Million Smart Meters Deployed
Presenter: Henry (Hank) S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy 
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, February 1, 2013
Title: Interoperability and Cybersecurity in the Smart Grid
Presenter: George W. Arnold, Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office. National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, January 4, 2013
Title: How Extended Unix Tools Can Measure the Changing Security Posture of Power-Control Networks
Presenter: Gabriel Weaver, Dartmouth College
Abstract and Biography
 | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, December 7, 2012
Title: Cyber-physical Models of Power System State Estimation Security
Presenter: György Dán, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Abstract and Biography
 | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, November 2, 2012
Title: CyberSecurity of Field Equipment of SCADA
Presenter: Jason Larsen, Cyber Security Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory
Abstract and Biography
 | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, October 5, 2012
Title: Simulation & Emulation in Smart Grid Assessment
Presenter: David Nicol, Director, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract and Biography
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Title: Overview of Distribution Grid Synchronous Measurement and Applications
Presenter: Yilu Liu, Governor's Chair Professor, Department of EECS, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, ORNL Energy and Transportation System Division
Abstract and Biography
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Title: Ground Truth Competency Assessment for Smart Grid Cyber Security
Presenter: Michael Assante, President & CEO, and David Tobey, Director of Research, National Board of Information Security Examiners
Abstract and Biography
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Title: Computation of Margins to Power System Loadability Limits Using Phasor Measurement Unit Data
Presenter: Pete Sauer, Grainger Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract and Biography
| Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, March 2, 2012
Title: ERDC-CERL Microgrids at Fixed Installations: Security and Economics
Presenter: Melanie Johnson, U.S. Army Engineer, Research & Development Center, CERL
Abstract and Biography
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Friday, February 3, 2012
Title: Power Grid Impacts Resulting From Unintentional Demand Response
Presenter: Jeff Dagle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, January 6, 2012
Title: Making Sound Design Decisions Using Quantitative Security Metrics
Presenter: William H. Sanders, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Computer Science Department, Information Trust Institute, and Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, December 2, 2011
Title: Power system driven hardware in the loop simulations at Florida State University's Center for Advanced Power System
Presenter: Michael "Mischa" Steurer, Florida State University, FREEDM Systems Center
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, November 11, 2011
Title: Cyber-Physical Security for the Smart Grid
Presenter: Deepa Kundur, Texas A & M University, NERC Smart Grid Task Force
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive* | Download PDF of Slides
*Please accept our apologies for some audio distortion for a portion of the presentation.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Title: Wide-Area Modeling, Monitoring and Control of Large Power Systems Using Phasor Measurement Technology
Presenter: Aranya Chakrabortty, North Carolina State University, FREEDM Systems Center
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive | Download PDF of Slides

Friday, September 2, 2011
Title: TCIPG Highlights: Past, Present, and Future
Presenter: Bill Sanders, TCIPG Principal Investigator
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive

Friday, May 6, 2011
Title: Dealing with Your Smart Grid Insecurities
Presenter: Jeffrey S. Katz, Chief Technology Officer of the Energy and Utilities industry at IBM
Abstract and BiographyVideo/slide archives are not available for this presentation.

Friday, April 1, 2011
Title: Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems
Presenter: Bruno Sinopoli, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract and Biography | Quicktime Video Archive*
*Due to a technical glitch, the first few minutes are not recorded. Audio will begin shortly after video begins playing.

Friday, March 4, 2011
Title: The Genesis of the August 14th 2003 Blackout: The Grid, Math, Humans, and Trees
Presenter: Tom Overbye, TCIPG, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Friday, February 4, 2011
Title: Cyber Security for Smart Grid Devices
Presenter: Dr. Annarita Giani, University of California, Berkeley
Download PDF of SlidesDue to a technical malfunction, a recording of this talk is not available.

Friday, December 3, 2010
Title: The Changing Threats to Power Metering
Presenter: Robert Former, Itron, Inc.
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Friday, November 5, 2010
Title: An Inside View of the NIST Interagency Report 7628
Presenter: Alan M. Greenberg, Boeing, and Mark Enstrom, Neustar
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Title: Cybersecurity Challenges as Learned Working with NERC CIP Requirements
Presenter: Matthew E. Luallen, Encari
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Title: Cyber-Physical Systems Security of Power Grid: Risk Modeling and Mitigation
Presenter: Prof. Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University
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