Humberto Garcia, Ph.D.
Directorate Fellow, Senior Technical Advisor, Research and Development Lead
Research Areas: Advanced Safeguards; Intelligent Monitoring and Decision Systems Laboratory; Resilience Research Leads; Energy Systems Research; Power and Energy Systems; Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Systems; Computer aided diagnosis; Control System Security; Control Systems; Electrical engineering; Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies; Microgrids and Smart Grid ; Modeling and Simulation; Nuclear fuel cycle; Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Forensics; Risk Informed Decisions; Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification; Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems; Stochastic Hybrid Systems; Surrogate Modeling; System Dynamics modeling
Dr. Humberto Garcia is a Directorate Fellow and Senior Technical Advisor at Idaho National Laboratory, currently with the Systems Science and Engineering division. His work revolves around intelligent monitoring, control and supervision problems for complex systems (incl. advanced energy systems, critical infrastructures and low-carbon-centered energy grids, as well as national security and nuclear non-proliferation applications). Particular research efforts pertain to secure embedded intelligence (SEI) including the secure use of computational intelligence and systems theories including control, data analytics, and optimization methods in estimating the state of complex systems, understanding its conditions (incl. health and risk), and taking informed and proactive predictive decisions related to their reliable, efficient, safe, sustainable, and resilient operations. His research work at INL has been supported by multiple sponsors including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), DOE Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO), DOE Office of Electricity (OE), DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and several offices within U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC).
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering-Minor: Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State UniversityM.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State UniversityDipl.-Ing, Electrical Engineering: Systems & Automatics, Power Systems, Universidad de CaraboboCertif. High Performance Leadership, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES)American Nuclear Society (ANS)Institute of Nuclear Material Management (INMM)SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Systems theories and applications as applied to diverse fundamental domains including: instrumentation, monitoring, control, supervision, computational intelligence, agile optimization; secure embedded intelligence (SEI), integrated state awareness (ISA), and autonomy; predictive controls and maintenance; cyber/physical security and resiliency of cyber-physical systems (CPS); multi-fidelity, multi-scale digital twins; risk-informed system-centric engineering; data analytics; smart systems, structures, and components; hybrid energy systems; O&M analysis, improvement, and automation; advanced manufacturing; mission-driven operations and survivability; sensor and interdiction networks; nuclear non-/counter-proliferation; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL), and at-scale integrated demonstrations.