Identifying Challenges and Directions

Nuclear and homeland security establishments have an urgent need for cutting-edge expertise in nuclear, digital control and cyber security. Rapidly evolving technologies and associated threats in these fields make it imperative that challenges and directions for research be constantly evaluated by experts. Agencies that have interest in such evaluation include the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, DOE, Department of Homeland Security, DoD, EPRI and digital control companies that supply nuclear-grade (certified) equipment to the nuclear industry.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a leader in nuclear power and cyber security research, seeks to leverage resources and knowledge for new reactor design reviews and to explore potential regulatory harmonization paths that include the safety assessment of digital instrumentation and control (DI&C).