The team behind the new NSF-funded Institute for Data-Intensive Research

Institute for Data-Intensive Research

Electric power systems provide power for 90% of all homes, businesses and public facilities in the United States. But these systems are experiencing heightened unpredictability due to increasing demands for greater efficiency and renewable energy, as well as for resilience to natural events and defense against cyberattacks.

To ensure a future of tougher, more robust and secure power generation and distribution, the National Science Foundation is bringing together experts in cutting-edge information sciences, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and power systems engineering to establish the Institute for Data-Intensive Research at Arizona State University in collaboration with a leading researcher at Texas A&M University.

Lalitha Sankar, an associate professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is leading the endeavor.