TLI, University of Minnesota
Director, endowed Chair, and Professor, Technological Leadership Institute and ECE, Univ. of Minnesota; Fellow, IEEE & ASME; Chairman, IEEE Smart Grid
Dr. Massoud Amin is the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota.
He has created two internationally-recognized graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota – Master of Science in Security Technologies (MSST) in 2010 — the Cyber Security Summit is a product of the MSST program. He also created the Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) in 2013, and is currently working on the final program on Energy Systems and Technologies Innovation. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the Cyber Security Summit.
Before joining the University in 2003, Dr. Amin was with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto. He pioneered R&D in smart grids in 1998, led the development of 24 technologies that transferred to industry and, after 9/11, directed all security-related R&D for U.S. utilities.
He has worked in the defense, power& energy, security & resilience of interdependent critical infrastructures since 1982. He is Chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid, and is considered the father of smart grid.