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Humberto Garcia, Ph.D.https://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=116Humberto Garcia, Ph.D.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.<div class="ExternalClass3C96876B0ED045F99E8EF9299652CB90"><p>​Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering - Pennsylvania State University</p><p>M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering - Pennsylvania State University</p><p>B.S., Electrical Engineer, Automatic Systems, Power Systems - Universidad de Carabobo</p></div><div class="ExternalClass1B117985B615427DBBD9ACF4C088E452"><p>​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.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9991B7B5DC19426195D78D864A67856A"><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">ANS</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">INMM</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">IEEE</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Tau Beta Pi</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">ASME</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">SIAM</font></font></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE3DF3FF597A24D618CFA55A139098086"><p><strong>Key Technical Reports</strong></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>H.E. Garcia, et al. (2012). “Description of Prototype Simulation Platform”, Idaho National Laboratory, National Nuclear Security Administration, NA-22 Report.</p><p>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 </p><p>Energy Agency, No. NP-T-1.2.</p><p>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.</p><p>H.E. Garcia, et al. (1999). “Analysis of Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Operations”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-108.</p><p>R.W. Benedict, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1999). “Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Final Report”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-106.</p><p>R.W. Benedict, H.E. Garcia, et al. (1998). “Spent Fuel Treatment Demonstration Interim Status Report”, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Technology, ANL-NT-74.</p><p>H.E. Garcia (1997). “SPF Modeling and RV Sodium, Water, and Caustic Flow Algorithms”, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/ED/97-2Y.</p><p>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.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Journals</strong></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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, </p><p>Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 61-91.</p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>23, No.1, pp. 61-91, 2012.</p><p>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.</p><p>T. Bjornard, H.E. Garcia, W. Desmond, S. Demuth (2010). “Safeguarding and Protecting the Nuclear Fuel Cycle,” Nuclear News. pp. 76-80.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>H.E. Garcia, T. Yoo (2005). “Model-based detection of routing events in discrete flow networks,” Automatica, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 583-594.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>H.E. Garcia (2002). “Proliferation Resistance of Advanced Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Cycles,” Nuclear Plant Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 18-25.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>H.E. Garcia (1997). “A Hierarchical Platform for Implementing Hybrid Systems in Process Control,” Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 779-789.</p><p>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.</p><p>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,<br>No. 3, pp. 337-347.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p></div>Advanced Safeguards;Intelligent Monitoring and Decision Systems Laboratory;Resilience Research Leads;Energy Systems Research;Power and Energy Systemshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Humberto%20Garcia.jpgGroup Lead, Dynamic Systems Integration Senior Researcher, ICIS

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