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Workshop: Cyberphysical Security Analytics for the Power Grid

Co-organized by: The Andlinger Center and Siemens Corporate Technology

Dates and Times:

9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 15 through 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019


Room 103 Maeder Hall, 92 Olden St., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


Understand and discuss current state of practice and state-of-the-art in cybersecurity for Electrical Grid, identify industry challenges, identify limitations of current state of practice, identify promising research directions and related ongoing work, identify and prioritize research topics in operational technology cybersecurity for energy delivery systems, identify opportunities for collaboration among industry, academia, and government.

Technical topics and call for presentations
  • Cyber-defense for Electrical Grid: security monitoring and attack detection, machine learning applications for targeted electrical grid attack detection, predictive analytics for cyber-incident response readiness, analytics-based operational technology forensics automation, security data provenance.
  • Cyber-resilience for Electrical Grid: resilient or high assurance distributed control system, machine learning applications for cyber-resilience, automated response to cyber-incidents, prescriptive analytics, analytics for operational technology cyber-risk identification and management.
  • Research challenges in operational technology cybersecurity: accurate attack/attacker emulation, availability of datasets for solution training/testing, accurate synthetic data generation, trustworthy, anonymization for field data sharing, adversarial machine learning.
→ Attendance by invitation.
Contact Information: 

At Siemens:, +1 (718) 483-1730

At Princeton:, +1 (609) 258-5617


Location: Room 103 Maeder Hall, 92 Olden St., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:15 AM  – Breakfast

8:50 AM  – Welcome

Keynote Presentations

9:00 AM – Aseem Kapur, ConEdison – Cyber-defense for Electrical Grid

9:20 AM – Krista Valenzuela, NJ Cybersecurity Cell – The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC)

9:40 AM – Martin Otto, Siemens – Challenges in Providing Cybersecurity Services to Utilities

Technical Session 1 – Cyber-defense (Chair: Leandro Pfleger, Siemens)

10:00 AM – Gil Zussman, Columbia University – Power Grid State Recovery following a Joint Cyber and Physical Attack

10:30 AM – Richard Lau, Perspecta Labs , Situational Awareness for recovery from Cyber-Physical Attacks on the Power Grid

11:00 AM – Coffee Break (15min)

11:15 AM – Mikhail Falkovich, ConEdison – Identifying the anomaly, and automating response

11:45 AM – Paul Skare, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – PNNL research to support cyber defense of the Electrical Grid

12:15 – PM Panel of Presenters

Technical Session 2 – Research challenges (Chair: Prateek Mittal, Princeton)

2:00 PM – Feng Qiu, Argonne National Laboratory – A Resilient and Trustworthy Cloud and Outsourcing Security Framework for Power Grid Applications

2:30 PM – Siddharth Garg, New York University – Identifying Vulnerabilities in State-of-the-Art Machine Learning Models and Implications for the Smart Grid

3:00 PM – Coffee Break (15min)

3:15 PM – Jianhui Wang, Southern Methodist University, Data-driven machine learning-based cyberattack detection and mitigation for distribution systems

3:45 PM – Dan Bennett, National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) – Cyber Attack Visualization

4:15 PM – Michael Locasto, SRI International – Active Forensics for ICS Devices

4:45 PM – Panel of Presenters

5:15 PM – Reception – Prospect House, Princeton University

6:30 PM – Dinner – Prospect House, Princeton University

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00 AM – Breakfast

Technical Session 3 – Cyber-resilience (Chair: Bruno Leao, Siemens)

8:30 AM – Saman Aloari Zonous, Rutgers University – Controller Security in Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructures

9:00 AM – Xiaonan Lu, Temple University – Dynamic and Networked Microgrids with Interdependencies in Cyber and Physical Systems

9:30 AM – Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University – Improving Resilience in Large Scale Connected Cyber-Physical Networks

10:00 AM – Coffee Break (15min)

10:15 AM – Craig Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory – Data Analytics, Automated Response and the Journey to Resilient Systems

10:45 AM – Yinghui Wu, Case Western Reserve University, and Anurag Srivastava, Washington State University – Integrating Physics with Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical Event Detection, Classification and Root Cause Analysis

11:15 AM – Panel of Presenters

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Closing remarks and next steps (Spencer Reynolds, Princeton, and Sindhu Suresh, Siemens)

2:15 PM – Workshop Adjourns

Keynote Speakers:

Aseem Kapur
Director, Information Technology, Consolidated Edison
“Cyber-defense for Electrical Grid”

Krista Valenzuela
Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell
“The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC)”

Dr. Martin Otto
Head of Cybersecurity Research Group, Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology
“Challenges in Providing Cybersecurity Services to Utilities”

Workshop Organizing Committee:

Bruno Leao (Ph.D.)
Senior Researcher, Siemens Corporate Technology

Prateek Mittal
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Leandro Pfleger de Aguiar
Principal Security Researcher, Siemens Corporate Technology

Spencer Reynolds
Corporate Engagement, Princeton University

Sindhu Suresh
Senior Project Manager, Siemens Corporate Technology

Travel and Accommodations:

No special room blocks or rates are available for this workshop. The closest Princeton hotels are as follows:
Nassau Inn – 0.75 miles
Hyatt Regency Princeton – 3 miles
Courtyard by Marriott Princeton – 3 miles
Westin Forrestal Village – 4 miles
Marriott College Road East – 4 miles

Workshop Location:
Maeder Hall, Room 103, Princeton University, 92 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ, 08540


The Maeder Hall entrance is located at the intersection of Olden Street and Prospect Avenue. Metered street parking (credit card enabled) is available until about 8:30 am, when it will fill up. If on-street parking is unavailable or you would prefer a free option, please park in University Lot 21, at the intersection of Faculty Rd and Fitzrandolph Rd in Princeton.

• Lot 21 (GPS: “Princeton University Lot 21” or lat./long. “40.345016,-74.645716”) It is a 10-minute walk to the workshop at Maeder Hall; walking navigation by smartphone is recommended (Maeder Hall, Princeton University) or consult the interactive campus map.

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