Name: Paul Wood


Project: Resilience of Energy Networks under Attack from Strategic Adversaries-- mitigation of attacks (DoS, manipulation) in power markets, demand-response security


Best team in sports: Colts, Indianapolis NFL


Favorite vacation spot: Las Vegas, NV (Off-Strip)


Favorite quote: “You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.” — Andrew Wilkinson


Music that I work to: Deep/Progressive House


A paragraph about you:

I come from a small town in Tennessee where I developed my engineering knack from tinkering with trucks, boats, home repairs, electronics, and related hobbies. I enjoy working with embedded, control, and cyber-physical systems, but I've also spent a small amount of time in a radiation suit standing next to house-sized heat exchangers. I was looking for something less mundane (in my opinion) than nuclear security engineering checks, so after graduating from Tennessee Tech as an EE, I came to Purdue to continue my education in the DCSL group. While dependability is a bit different than my background, cyber-physical systems are growing in scale despite a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra, and the research I'm doing plays a role in ensuring these systems' success. When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking, gaming, and tinkering with otherwise working things in my home.