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Arun Veeramany

Arun Veeramany

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Veeramany specializes in risk, reliability and resilience of engineered systems in environmental, energy and nuclear business areas having supported various U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices, international nuclear and public safety organizations, and multi-national corporations. Dr. Veeramany was the Principal Investigator (PI) for development of a risk framework for modeling high-impact, low-frequency (HILF) events affecting the power grid as well as the PI for development of a framework for risk-informed autonomous adaptive cyber controllers. Dr. Veeramany was a Task Manager for managing systems and platforms for the multi-year ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition and the lead developer of a concurrent optimization algorithm for the APRA-E high performance power grid optimization (HIPPO) project. Dr. Veeramany holds a Ph.D. in reliability of nuclear power plant systems from University of Waterloo, Canada with prior experience involving development of models for risk-informing regulatory initiatives leading to operationalization and optimization of key decision support systems for nuclear and public safety regulators.

Research Interests

  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM)
  • Resilience
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Data Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) in recognition of exceptional contributions to the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition as a Task Manager in 2019.
  • Outstanding Performance Award for demonstrating excellent judgment and support for PNNL's policy regarding the protection of intellectual property (IP) belonging to the Department of Energy.
  • Outstanding Performance Award for surpassing expectations in dealing with uncertainties and challenges facing the project including delayed funding, hesitation from the client to share timely information and an extremely limited budget for the development of high-impact, low-frequency (HILF) seismic risk assessment tool for the power grid developed as part of the DCAT-West project.
  • Outstanding Performance Award based upon continued performance, and over and above expectations, on a set of transactive valuation projects supporting the larger Grid Multi-laboratory Consortium (GMLC).
  • Copyright - 30827-581 - Methodology for Risk-informed O&M decision making in power plants

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Hardy T.D., A. Veeramany, M.R. Knight, and J.T. Woodward. 2018. Resilience Metric Formulation Considering Transactive Systems. PNNL-28363. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Resilience Metric Formulation Considering Transactive Systems
  • Veeramany A., G.A. Coles, S.D. Unwin, T.B. Nguyen, and J.E. Dagle. 2018. "Trial Implementation of a Multihazard Risk Assessment Framework for High-Impact Low-Frequency Power Grid Events." IEEE Systems Journal 12, no. 4:3807-3815. PNNL-SA-124609. doi:10.1109/JSYST.2017.2737993
  • Veeramany A., J.T. Woodward, and D.J. Hammerstrom. 2018. "An Approach to Uncertainty Identification in the Valuation of Transactive Energy Systems." ASCE - ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B. Mechanical Engineering 4, no. 4:Article No. 041005; Paper No: RISK-17-1064. PNNL-SA-126349. doi:10.1115/1.4039465

2017

  • Veeramany A., D.J. Hammerstrom, J.T. Woodward, and J.G. O'Brien. 2017. "Addressing Risk in the Valuation of Energy Systems." In Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Power and Energy Conference, June 26-30, 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2, V002T10A002; Paper No. POWER-ICOPE2017-3526. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-122514. doi:10.1115/POWER-ICOPE2017-3526
  • Widergren S.E., D.J. Hammerstrom, Q. Huang, K. Kalsi, J. Lian, A. Makhmalbaf, and T.E. McDermott, et al. 2017. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial Analysis. PNNL-26409. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial Analysis

2016

  • Ramuhalli P., A. Veeramany, C.A. Bonebrake, W.J. Ivans, G.A. Coles, and E.H. Hirt. 2016. "Evaluation of Enhanced Risk Monitors for Use on Advanced Reactors." In 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE24), June 26-30, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, V004T14A003; ICONE24-60040. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-115283. doi:10.1115/ICONE24-60040
  • Ramuhalli P., E.H. Hirt, G. Dib, A. Veeramany, C.A. Bonebrake, and S. Roy. 2016. Summary Describing Integration of ERM Methodology into Supervisory Control Framework with Software Package Documentation; Advanced Reactor Technology Milestone: M4AT-16PN2301052. PNNL-25839 Rev. 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Summary Describing Integration of ERM Methodology into Supervisory Control Framework with Software Package Documentation; Advanced Reactor Technology Milestone: M4AT-16PN2301052
  • Veeramany A., G.A. Coles, S.D. Unwin, T.B. Nguyen, and J.E. Dagle. 2016. Trial Implementation of the High-Impact, Low-Frequency Power Grid Event Risk Framework to Support Informed Decision-Making. PNNL-25667. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Trial Implementation of the High-Impact, Low-Frequency Power Grid Event Risk Framework to Support Informed Decision-Making
  • Veeramany A., S.D. Unwin, G.A. Coles, J.E. Dagle, W. Millard, J. Yao, and C.S. Glantz, et al. 2016. "Framework for Modeling High-Impact, Low-Frequency Power Grid Events to Support Risk-Informed Decisions." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 18. PNNL-SA-115402. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.06.008

2015

Risk and Decision Sciences

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