Dr. Bruce McMillin is currently the interim chair and professor of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). He established and leads the campus Center for Information Assurance and is a senior research investigator in the campus Intelligent Systems Center at S&T His research is on formal methods for fault tolerance and security in distributed embedded systems with an eye towards critical infrastructure protection, most recently focusing on security and dependability of the advanced electric power grid control (smart grid). His research has been supported by the United States NSF, AFOSR, DOE, and several Missouri Industries. Dr. McMillin has authored over 100 refereed papers in international conferences and journals. He is leading the distributed grid intelligence project of the NSF Future Renewables Engineering Research Center, an advanced smart grid architecture. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member and contributor to the SEPA Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and the NIST Public Working Group in Cyber Security for Cyber-Physical Systems. He currently serves as an ABET Computing Accreditation Commissioner and a distinguished visitor for the IEEE Computer Society.
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