Information Science and Technology in the Smart Grid

Co-sponsored by CSU's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) and School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES)

Friday, April 13, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CSU Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom

Keynote Address

"Smart Grid - A Systems Approach"

Dr. Ron Sega, Vice President for Energy and the Environment and Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering, CSU

Special Topics

Cyber-security Joe Gersch (Secure64), Indrajit Ray (CSU/CS)
SCADA and Data Management Sunil Cherian (Spirae, Inc.), Indrakshi Ray (CSU/CS)
Communications Steven Berens (PowerTagging)
Complexity in Modeling/Simulations Dan Zimmerle (CSU/National Renewable Energy Lab)
Relations With Other Critical Infrastructures Tom Plant (CSU/SoGES)


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Lunch and Keynote Address

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Special Topics (15 minute presentations)

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Coffee break

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Simultaneous break-out sessions on special topics

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Quick reports from each break-out session followed by Q&A

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Conclusions and plans/avenues for collaborations


ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information please see

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is an umbrella organization encompassing all environmental education and research across the eight colleges at Colorado State University. The School positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular, and outreach initiatives.