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Humberto Garcia, Ph.D.

Group Lead, Dynamic Systems Integration Senior Researcher, ICIS

Research Areas:
Advanced Safeguards; Intelligent Monitoring and Decision Systems Laboratory; Resilience Research Leads; Energy Systems Research; Power and Energy Systems

Biography:
Dr. Humberto Garcia graduated with a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering, with a minor in mechanical engineering, from Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a group lead in dynamic systems integration, optimization, and resilient controls at INL, with extensive experience in advanced systems methods and applications for the optimal design, integration, and operation of complex dynamical systems. His interests include sensor and control networks; resilient energy grids, microgrids, and clusters; resiliency, survivability, and recovery; small/big analytics; health monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics; embedded computational intelligence; smart, networked components and systems; advanced manufacturing and sustainable energy integration; energy conversion and sustainability; operations research and continuous process improvement; control system security; critical infrastructure protection; nuclear technologies and systems; nuclear non-proliferation and counter-proliferation technologies; classified applications; process-infrastructure integrated capabilities; and hardware-in-the-loop and engineering-scale demonstrations. Dr. Garcia has authored over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and three patents. In 2015, he received a certificate in High Performance Leadership from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. As a senior researcher in Instrumentation, Controls and Intelligent Systems, he leads the development and demonstration of systems theories and applications, with particular emphasis in resilient cyber-physical systems. His awards include IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Region 6 Director's Special Award: Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems, and the INL Outstanding Excellence in Publication Award, in addition to numerous exceptional program contribution awards.

Education:

​Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering - Pennsylvania State University

M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering - Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Electrical Engineer, Automatic Systems, Power Systems - Universidad de Carabobo

Affiliations:

ANS

INMM

IEEE

Tau Beta Pi

ASME

SIAM

Publications:

Key Technical Reports

H.E. Garcia, J. Chen, J.S. Kim, et al. (2015). “Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems – Regional Studies: West Texas & Northeastern Arizona”, Idaho National Laboratory, Advanced Reactor Technologies, INL/EXT-15-34503.

H.E. Garcia (2015). “Methodology for Sensor Systems Optimization and Multi-source Data Integration: Final Report”, Idaho National Laboratory, National Nuclear Security Administration, NA-22 Report.

H.E. Garcia, R.B. Carlson, J.V. Hugo, E.D. Larsen, T.R. McJunkin (2013). “Preliminary Conceptual Design of the HES HiL Control Room.” Idaho National Laboratory, INL/LTD-13-30304.

H.E. Garcia, et al. (2012). “Description of Prototype Simulation Platform”, Idaho National Laboratory, National Nuclear Security Administration, NA-22 Report.

O. Berg, J. Eiler, H.E. Garcia, et al. (2007). “On-line Monitoring for Improving Performance of Nuclear Power Plants, Part 2: Process and Component Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics”, IAEA Nuclear Energy Series, International Atomic

Energy Agency, No. NP-T-1.2.

H.E. Garcia, et al. (2003). “MEDEC Treatment of FERMI-1 Sodium-Bonded Blanket Fuel in preparation for Final Geologic Disposal”, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/F3640-1300-ES-00.

H.E. Garcia, et al. (1999). “Analysis of Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Operations”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-108.

R.W. Benedict, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1999). “Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Final Report”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-106.

R.W. Benedict, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1998). “Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Interim Status Report”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-74.

H.E. Garcia (1997). “SPF Modeling and RV Sodium, Water, and Caustic Flow Algorithms”, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/ED/97-2Y.

R.B. Vilim, H.E. Garcia (1997). “Modeling Uncertain Systems Using Process Data and First Principles Knowledge”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-34.

 

Journals

H.E. Garcia, S.M. Meerkov, M.T. Ravichandran (2015). “Resilient plant monitoring systems: Techniques, Analysis, Design, and Performance Evaluation,” Journal of Process Control, Vol. 32, pp. 51-63.

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S.M. Meerkov, M.T. Ravichandran (2014). “Resilient monitoring systems: Architecture, design, and application to boiler/turbine plant,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 2010-2024.

W.-C. Lin, K. Villez, H.E. Garcia. (2014). “Experimental validation of a resilient monitoring and control system,” Journal of Process Control, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 621-639.

H.E. Garcia, A. Mohanty, W.-C. Lin, R.S. Cherry (2013). ``Dynamic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems under Flexible Operations and Variable Renewable Generations--Part I: Dynamic Performance Analysis,'' Energy, vol. 52, pp. 1-16.

H.E. Garcia, A. Mohanty, W.-C. Lin, R.S. Cherry (2013). ``Dynamic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems under Flexible Operations and Variable Renewable Generations--Part II: Dynamic Cost Analysis,'' Energy, vol. 52, pp. 17--26.

W.-C. Lin, H.E. Garcia, T.-S. Yoo (2013). “A Diagnoser Algorithm for Anomaly Detection in DEDS under Partial Unreliable Observations: Characterization and Inclusion in Sensor Configuration,” Journal of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems,

Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 61-91.

H.E. Garcia, T.L. Burr, et al. (2012). “Integration of Facility Modeling Capabilities for Nuclear Nonproliferation Analysis,” Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 96-111.

W.-C. Lin, H. E. Garcia, T. Yoo. (2012). “A Diagnoser Algorithm for Anomaly Detection in Discrete-Event Dynamical Systems under Partial Unreliable Observations,” Journal of Discrete-Event Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications. Vol.

23, No.1, pp. 61-91, 2012.

T.L. Burr, H.E. Garcia, et al. (2012). "Roles for process monitoring in nuclear safeguards at aqueous reprocessing plants. Journal of Nuclear Material Management, Vol. 40, pp. 42–53.

T. Bjornard, H.E. Garcia, W. Desmond, S. Demuth (2010). “Safeguarding and Protecting the Nuclear Fuel Cycle,” Nuclear News. pp. 76-80.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2009). “Event counting of partially-observed discrete-event systems with uniformly and nonuniformly bounded diagnosis delays,” Journal of Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems.(2009) 19:167-187, ISSN: 0924-6703.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2008). “Diagnosis of behaviors of interest in partially-observed discrete-event systems,” Journal of Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 57, Issue 12, pp. 1023-1029.

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2005). “Model-based detection of routing events in discrete flow networks,” Automatica, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 583-594.

H.E. Garcia, R. Vilim (2003). “Integrating Physical Modeling, Neural Computing, and Statistical Analysis for Online Process Monitoring,” Nuclear Technology, Vol. 141, No. 2, pp. 69-77.

S. Jiang, R. Kumar, H.E. Garcia (2003). “Optimal Sensor Selection for Discrete-Event Systems with Partial Observation,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 369-381.

S. Jiang, R. Kumar, H.E. Garcia (2003). “Diagnosis of Repeated/Intermittent Failures in Discrete-Event Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics & Automation, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 310-323.

H.E. Garcia (2002). “Proliferation Resistance of Advanced Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Cycles,” Nuclear Plant Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 18-25.

R. Vilim, H.E. Garcia, F. Chen (2001). “An Identification Scheme Combining First Principle Knowledge, Neural Networks, and Likelihood Ratio Test,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 186-199.

H.E. Garcia (2000). "Operational analysis and improvement of a spent nuclear fuel handling and treatment facility using discrete event simulation." Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 38, No.2, pp. 235-249.

H.E. Garcia (1998). “Modeling and Control of a Sodium Conversion Process Applied to Nuclear Decommissioning Activities,” Nuclear Technology, Vol. 123, No. 2, pp. 166-183.

H. E. Garcia, A. Houshyar (1998). “Discrete event simulation of fuel transfer strategies for defueling a nuclear reactor,” Simulation, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 104-118.

H.E. Garcia (1997). “A Hierarchical Platform for Implementing Hybrid Systems in Process Control,” Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 779-789.

R. Vilim, H.E. Garcia (1997). “Hierarchical Control of Reactor Inlet Temperature in Pool-Type Plants, Part I: Physics of Control,” Nuclear Science & Engineering, Vol.125, No. 3, pp. 324-336.

H.E. Garcia, R. Vilim, E.M. Dean (1997). “Hierarchical Control of Reactor Inlet Temperature in Pool-Type Plants, Part II: Implementation and Results,” Nuclear Science & Engineering, Vol. 125,
No. 3, pp. 337-347.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray (1996). “State-Space Supervisory Control of Reconfigurable Discrete-Event Systems,” International Journal of Control, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 767-797.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray, R.M. Edwards (1995). “A Reconfigurable Hybrid System and Its Application to Power Plant Control,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technolo., Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 157-170.

R.M. Edwards, H.E. Garcia, K. Y. Lee (1992). "Experimental Development of Power Reactor Intelligent Control," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 66, pp. 373-374.

R.M. Edwards, J. A. Turso, K. Y. Lee, H.E. Garcia, A. Ray (1992). "The Penn State Intelligent Distributed Control Research Laboratory," IEEE Trans. on Energy Conversion, Vol. 7, pp. 478-482.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray, R.M. Edwards (1991). "Reconfigurable Control of Power Plants Using Learning Automata," IEEE Control System Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 85-92.

Patents:

K.G. DeWall, H.E. Garcia, M.G. Mc.Kellar, 2012, "Force Measuring Valve Assemblies, Systems Including such Valve Assemblies and Related Methods," Patent 8,156,822 B2, April 17, 2012.

 

H.E. Garcia (2010). "Methods for Setting Adaptive Frequency Band for Power Line Communication," Idaho National Laboratory, IDR: BA-332.

 

R.B. Vilim, H.E. Garcia, F.W. Chen, 2002, "Statistically Qualified Neuro-Analytic Failure Detection Method and System," Patent 6,353,815 B1, March 5, 2002.

Presentations:

Top-rated Conferences

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S.M. Meerkov, M.T. Ravichandran (2013). “Resilient plant monitoring system: Design, analysis, and performance evaluation,” 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Controls (2013 CDC), pp. 4983-4990.

W.-C. Lin, H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2011). “Selecting Observation Platforms for Optimized Anomaly Detectability under Unreliable Partial Observations,” IEEE American Control Conference (ACC 2011), pp. 4470-4477.

W.-C. Lin, H.E. Garcia (2013). ``Synthesis and Optimization of a Bayesian Belief Network Based Observation Platform for Anomaly Detection under Partial and Unreliable Observations,'' 9th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2013), pp. 51-58.

W.-C. Lin, T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2010). “Sensor Configuration Selection for Discrete-Event Systems under Unreliable Observations,” 6th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2010), pp. 477-484.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2008). “Stochastic event counter for discrete-event systems under unreliable observations,” 2008 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC 2008), pp. 1145-1152.

D. Thorsley, T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2008). “Diagnosability of Stochastic Discrete-Event Systems Under Unreliable Observations,” 2008 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC 2008), pp. 1158-1165.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2007). "Intruder activity analysis under unreliable sensor networks," IEEE Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2007), pp. 578-584.

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2004). “A methodology for detecting routing events in discrete flow networks," 2004 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC 2004), Vol. 6, pp. 5665-5670.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2004). “Event Diagnosis of Discrete-Event Systems with Uniformly and Nonuniformly Bounded Diagnosis Delays,” 2004 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC 2004), Vol. 6, pp. 5102-5107.

S. Jiang, R. Kumar, H.E. Garcia (2002). “Diagnosis of repeated failures in discrete event systems,” 2002 IEEE Conference in Decision and Control (CDC 2002).

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray (1995). “State-space supervision of reconfigurable discrete event systems,” 34th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control (CDC 1995), Vol. 1, pp. 433-438.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray, R.M. Edwards (1994). “A reconfigurable hybrid system for process control,” 33rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 1994).

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray (1990). “Nonlinear schemes for learning automata,” 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 1990).


Peer-reviewed Conferences

J.-S. Kim, H.E. Garcia (2015). “Nuclear-renewable Hybrid Energy System for Reverse Osmosis Desalination Process,” ANS 2015 Annual Meeting, vol. 112, pp. 121-124.

D. Curtis, C. Forsberg, H.E. Garcia (2015). “Development of Nuclear Renewable Oil Shale Systems for Flexible Electricity and reduced Fossil Fuel Emissions,” Inter. Congress on Advances in Nuclear
Power Plants (ICAPP 2015).

W. Du, H.E. Garcia, W. Binder, C.J.J. Paredis (2014). "Value-Driven Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems using Surrogate Modeling" 3RD International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (2014 ICRERA).

H.E. Garcia, S.M. Meerkov, M.T. Ravichandran (2014). “Combating Curse of Dimensionality in Resilient Plant Monitoring Systems: Overlapping Decomposition and Knowledge Fusion”, 52nd Annual Allerton Conf. on Communication, Control, and Computing, pp. 637-642.

M.F. Simpson, D. Rappleye, E.D. Blandford, H.E. Garcia (2014). “Signature Based Safeguards Alternative to Nuclear Material Accountancy;” 57th Institute of Nuclear Material Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2014).

W. Du, H.E. Garcia, C.J.J. Paredis (2014). "An Optimization Framework for Dynamic Hybrid Energy Systems" 10th International Modelica Conference, pp. 767-776.

W. Binder, C.J.J. Paredis, H.E. Garcia (2014). "Hybrid Energy System Modeling in Modelica", 10th International Modelica Conference, pp. 979-988.

W.-C. Lin, H.E. Garcia (2013). “Inclusion of Game-Theoretic Formulations for Resilient Condition Assessment Monitoring,” 2013 IEEE 6th Inter. Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2013), pp. 96-103, STI Number: INL/CON-13-29037.

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S.M. Meerkov, M.T. Ravichandran (2013). “Resilient Monitoring System for Boiler/Turbine Plant,” 2013 6th Inter. Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2013), pp. 104-110.

H.E. Garcia, M.F. Simpson, W.-C. Lin, T.-S. Yoo, R.B. Carlson (2013). ``Detecting Proliferation Activities via System-centric Integration and Interpretation of Multi-Modal Data Collected from a System of Sensors,'' 54rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Manag. (INMM 2013).

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S. M. Meerkov (2012). “A Resilient Condition Assessment Monitoring System,” 5th Inter. Symposium of Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2012), pp. 98–105, [Best symposium paper].

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S. M. Meerkov, M. T. Ravichandran (2012). “Data quality assessment: Modeling and application in resilient monitoring systems,” 5th Inter. Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2012), pp. 124–129.

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, S. F. DeMuth, R. Carlson, T.L. Burr (2012). “Evaluating Safeguards Benefits of Process Monitoring as compared with Nuclear Material Accountancy”, 53rd Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2012), pp. 666-675.

H.E. Garcia, A. Mohanty, J. Christophersen, W.-C. Lin (2012). "On-line State-of-Health and Remaining-Useful-Life Assessment of Batteries using Rapid Impedance Spectrum Measurements," 2012 Power Source, pp. 115-118.

A.J. Bakel, H.E. Garcia, et al. (2012). “Safeguarding the next generation reprocessing plants – solution monitoring of solvent extraction,” 53rd Institute of Nuclear Material Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2012).

H.E. Garcia, et al. (2011). "Integrated Process Monitoring Based on Systems of Sensors for Enhanced Nuclear Safeguards Sensitivity and Robustness," 52 Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2011).

K. Villez, V. Venkat, H.E. Garcia, C. Rieger (2011). “Supervisory control of a pilot-scale cooling loop,” 4th IEEE Inter. Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2011), pp. 75–80.

A.J. Bakel, T.L. Burr, H.E. Garcia, et al. (2011). “A dissolver diversion scenario illustrating mthe value of process monitoring,” 52nd Institute of Nuclear Material Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2011).

H.E. Garcia, W.-C. Lin, T. Yoo (2010). “Process Monitoring for Safeguards via Event Generation, Integration, and Interpretation,” 51st Institute of Nuclear Material Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2010).

K. Villez, V. Venkat, H.E. Garcia, C. Rieger, R. Renga (2010). “Achieving resilience in critical infrastructures: A case study for a nuclear power plant cooling loop,” 3rd IEEE Inter. Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS 2010), pp. 49–152.

K. Villez, T. Spinner, H.E. Garcia, C. Rieger, R. Renga (2010). “Bayesian Fault Detection and Isolation: Test Results for a Simple Benchmark Problem,” AICHE Annual Conference (AICHE 2010).

K. Villez, B. Srinivasan, S. Narasimhan, C. Rieger, H.E. Garcia (2010). “Bayesian Belief Networks for Integration of Parallel Fault Diagnosis Modules into Supervisory Control Systems,” AICHE Annual Conference (AICHE 2010).

W.-C. Lin, H.E. Garcia, D. Thorsley, T. Yoo (2009). "Sequential Window Diagnosers for Discrete-Event Systems under Unreliable Observations," 47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, pp. 668-675.

B. Liu, H.E. Garcia, L.L. Baxter (2008). “A Simplified Phase Equilibrium Algorithm Used to Predict Ash/Slag Behaviors in Slagging Gasifiers/Combustors”. 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, ISBN: 9781605607092.

B. Liu, H.E. Garcia, L.L. Baxter (2008). “Modeling Chemical Corrosion in Slagging Gasifiers”. 33rd Int. Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray, and D. Roverso (2007). “Symbolic Time Series Analysis in Aladdin for On-line Condition Monitoring,” Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, C5.6.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2006). “An anomaly detection and isolation scheme with instance-based learning and sequential analysis,” Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (2006 NPIC&HMIT).

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2006). "Sensor deployment optimization for network intrusion detection," 44th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Vol. 3, pp. 996-1005.

Alpay, H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2006). A Hybrid Model Combining First-principles and Data-Driven Models for On-line Condition Monitoring,” 5th Inter. Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human machine Interface Technology (2006 NPIC&HMIT).

H.E. Garcia (2005). “Objective-driven, Model-based Safeguards Design and Simulation: A Development Platform for Designing, Simulating, and Evaluating New Generation of Integrated Safeguards Systems,” 46th Inst. of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2005).

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2005). “Anomaly Detection via Optimal Symbolic Observation of Physical Processes,” IAEA Int. Conference on Online Condition Monitoring.

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2005). “New results on discrete-event counting under reliable and unreliable observation information,” 2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, pp. 688-693, 2005.

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2004). “An optimization tool for designing objective-driven, model based diagnosis/supervision of discrete-event systems,” 42nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2004). “Option: a software package to design and implement optimized safeguards sensor configurations,” 45th Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2004), Vol. 45, pp. 101.

H.E. Garcia (2003). “A methodology for evaluating nuclear material inventories with respect to their possible use in radiological dispersion devices,” Global 2003.

H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2003). “Methodology to optimize and integrate safeguards sensor configurations and measurements in large nuclear facilities,” 44th Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting (INMM 2003).

T. Yoo, H.E. Garcia (2003). “Computation of fault detection delay in discrete-event systems,” DX 2003, 14th Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis.

K. Silvester, H.E. Garcia, et al. (2003). “Integrating safeguards in advanced fuel cycle designs,” 44th Institute of Nuclear Material Management Annual Meeting (IMMM 2003).

H.E. Garcia (2002). “A safeguards-by-design approach to enhance safeguards observability of nuclear energy systems,” 2002 America Nuclear Society Winter Meeting.

H.E. Garcia, M.J. Lineberry, S.E. Aumeier, H.F. McFarlane (2001). “Proliferation Resistance of Advanced Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Cycles,” 2001 Global 2001. Also at 2001 ANS Winter Meeting.

H.E. Garcia, R. Vilim (2000). “Integrating Physical Modeling, Neural Computing, and Statistical Analysis for Online Process Monitoring,” 3rd American Nuclear Society Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2000).

H.E. Garcia, R.B. Vilim (1998). “Combining physical modeling, neural processing, and likelihood testing for online process monitoring,” IEEE Conf. on Syst., Man, Cybernetics, Vol. 1, pp. 806-810.

H.E. Garcia (1995). “Control and Supervision of a Complex Production Process Using Hybrid Systems Techniques,” 1st IEEE Inter. Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 95).

H.E. Garcia, R.B. Vilim, E.M. Dean (1995). “A Master-Follower Type Distributed Scheme for Reactor Inlet Temperature Control,” 9th Power Plant Dynamics, Control, and Testing Symposium (PPDCT 95).

H.E. Garcia, A. Houshyar, G.R. Imel (1995) “Planning and Supervision of Reactor Defueling Using Discrete Event Techniques,” INRIA/IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation.

R.M. Edwards, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1992). "Advanced Control Research at Penn State," EPRI Conference on Advanced Digital Computers, Controls, and Automation Technologies for Power Plants.

H.E. Garcia, R.M. Edwards, A. Ray, E.H. Klevans (1991). "On-line Diagnostics and Intelligent Control for the Steam Plant at EBR-11," AI 91: Frontiers in Innovative Computing for the Nuclear Industry.

R.M. Edwards, R.W. Lindsay, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1991) "Demonstration of Intelligent Distributed Control at EBR-II," Inter. Conference on Design and Safety of Advanced Nuclear Power Plants.

R.M. Edwards, J.A. Turso, H.E. Garcia, S. Dharap, S. Lee (1991). "Real-time Distributed Simulation Using the Modular Modeling System Interfaced to a Bailey NETWORK 90 System," EPRI 1991 Inter. Conference on Power Plant & Power System Training, Simulators, and Modeling.

J.A. Turso, R.M. Edwards, D. Hughes, M. Bryan, H.E. Garcia (1991). "Experience with Developing a Real World Advanced Control and Diagnostic Testbed Using a University Research Reactor," AI 91: Frontiers in Innovative Computing for the Nuclear Industry.

H.E. Garcia, A. Ray, R.M. Edwards (1990). "A Reconfigurable Control Strategy for Distributed Digital Process Control," Sixth Yale Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems, pp. 184- 188.

Awards:

IEEE Region 6 Director's Special Award: Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems 2014 

 

INL Outstanding Excellence in Publication Award 2014

 

INL Exceptional Contributions Program Recognition Award 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2006

 

Best Symposium Paper Award at IEEE 4th Int. Sym. on Resilient Control Systems 2012

 

INL Excellence in Action Award 2005

 

ANL Inventors Award 2003

 

ANL Pacesetter Award 2000

 

Distinguished Nominee for Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award 2000

Research Interests:

​Systems theories and applications; systems modeling, simulation (M&S), control, and optimization; mission-driven resiliency, survivability, reconfiguration, mitigation, and recovery; small/big analytics; anomaly detection, diagnostic, and prognostic; control systems security; dynamic energy systems management; resilient energy grids and clusters; predictive condition monitoring and control; embedded computational intelligence; smart components/systems; threat protection and reduction; sensor and interdiction networks; nuclear non- and counter-proliferation; decentralized systems; operations optimization and supervision; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) and engineering-scale demonstrations.

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