University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Massoud Amin, D.Sc.

Dr. Massoud Amin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt
Chair in Technological Leadership, and is the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the
University of Minnesota in Twin Cities. In addition to his administrative and research responsibilities, he
serves as the director of graduate studies for the security technologies program and teaches several
courses. His research focuses on two areas: 1) Global transition dynamics to enhance resilience, agility,
security and efficiency of complex dynamic systems. These systems include national critical infrastructures
for interdependent energy, computer networks, communications, transportation and economic systems;
and 2) Strategic scanning, mapping, assessment and valuation to identify new science and technology-based
opportunities that meet the needs and aspirations of consumers, organizations, and the broader society.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, Dr. Amin held positions of increased responsibility
including head of Mathematics and Information Sciences and Area Manager of Infrastructure Security, Grid
Operations/Planning, Energy Markets, Risk and Policy Assessment at the Electric Power Research Institute
(EPRI) in Palo Alto, California.
In the aftermath of the tragic events of 9/11, he directed all security-related research and development at EPRI,
including the Infrastructure Security Initiative (ISI) and the Enterprise Information Security (EIS). Prior to October
2001, he served as manager of mathematics and information science at EPRI, where he led strategic research
in modeling, simulation, optimization, and adaptive control of national infrastructures for energy, tele-
communication, transportation, and finance.

At EPRI, Dr. Amin pioneered R&D into smart grid, coined the term 'self-healing grid' and led the development of
more than 24 advanced technologies transferred to the industry.

Dr. Amin serves on several boards including the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment
(BICE) at the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (2001-2007), and is a member of the Board on
Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BMSA) at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Amin is the author
or co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers and the editor of seven collections of manuscripts,
serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals. Please see for selected
presentations and publications.