Dr. Shamina Hossain-McKenzie is a Principle Member of the Technical Staff in the Cyber Resilience R&D department at Sandia National Laboratories. She received her electrical engineering Ph. D. and Master’s degrees, focusing on power system analysis, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 and 2014, respectively, and her electrical engineering B.S. degree from Washington State University in 2012.
Her research focuses on the intersection of power system analytics and cybersecurity, including cyber-physical modeling and analysis, resilience metrics, and distributed response techniques. She is currently leading projects developing proactive intrusion detection and mitigation system sensors for protecting PV inverter communications, distributed controller response, integrated virtual and physical grid cybersecurity test ranges, and online, cyber-physical special protection schemes to respond to both predictable and unpredictable disturbances in the grid.