Vivek Kumar Singh, Ph.D. (Member, IEEE) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India, in 2014, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with a co-major in computer engineering from the Iowa State University (ISU) in 2020. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Cybersecurity Evaluation and Application Group in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He is currently involved in leading Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) project with Eaton, NREL’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator (CECA), and testbed development for 5G- Securely Energized and Resilient project.
He worked in the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as a Research Associate for the Power and Energy Systems Department for 2020-2021. His research interests include cyber-physical security for smart grid, Synchrophasor-based wide-area monitoring, protection, and control (WAMPAC) applications, hybrid energy storage systems, and cyber-physical federation testbeds. He received the journeyman fellowship award from US Army Research Laboratory in 2017, North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) outstanding graduate student of the year in 2020, and research excellence award from ISU in 2020. He has published several peer-reviewed research papers, patents, software disclosure records (SDRs), and featured in several media articles. He has received 2nd place lightening talk award at Resilience Week 2018, best paper awards at Resilience Week 2019 and 2020, and 3rd place poster award at Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC) 2020. He is also serving as a reviewer in IEEE conferences and journal papers.