Professor Nicol shares more on the opportunities digitalisation brings to the energy system and the risks industry players should be aware of.
David M. Nicol is the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He currently serves as Director of the Information Trust Institute, a University of Illinois research center that provides national leadership combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems. His research interests include high performance computing, modeling and simulation of large-scale systems, networks and cyber-security.
He is also PI for two recently awarded national centers for infrastructure resilience: the DHS-funded Critical Infrastructure Reliance Institute (ciri.illinois.edu), and the DoE funded Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (cred-c.org).
Prior to joining UIUC in 2003, he served on the faculties of the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College (1996-2003), and before that the College of William and Mary (1987-1996). His research interests include trust analysis of networks and software, analytic modeling, and parallelised discrete-event simulation, research which led to the founding of startup company Network Perception, and election as Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the ACM.