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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Massoud Amin

Chairman, President, and CEO,

Energy Policy and Security Associates, USA

Emeritus Professor,
University of Minnesota, USA

 

Bio:  Dr. Massoud Amin, Fellow of the IEEE and ASME, serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of Energy Policy and Security Associates. He is an Emeritus Professor, Director, and Honeywell H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership, as well as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient at the University of Minnesota. Widely acknowledged as the "father of the smart grid" and a leader in cyber-physical security, he spearheaded the development of 24 technologies transferred to industry and led security-related R&D for all North American utilities after the 9/11 tragedies, earning two Chauncey Awards at EPRI, the institute’s highest honor.

Dr. Amin’s professional contributions have primarily been in three areas:

  1. defense networks, combat, and logistics systems - C4I (1982-1997)

  2. modernization, efficiency, security, and resilience of interdependent national critical infrastructures, including power & energy, communications, finance, and transportation (1997-present), and

  3. technology/business/policy foresight & strategy (1997-present).

Dr. Amin has worked with military, government, universities, companies, and private agencies, focusing on theoretical and practical aspects of reconfigurable and self-repairing controls, infrastructure security, risk-based decision-making, system optimization, and differential game theory for aerospace, energy, and transportation applications. He served as Chairman Emeritus of the IEEE Smart Grid (January 2014 - August 2018) and founding Chairman of IEEE Smart Grid newsletter/publications (August 2010 - July 2014). He held positions of significant influence, including board membership in the Texas Reliability Entity (as board chairman) and the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO), overseeing reliability and security in utility industry regional entities. He served as a member of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) at the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (2001-2007) and is on the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BMSA) at the National Academy of Sciences (2006-2009). His passion is developing leaders and powering progress

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