Ed Griffor of NIST

Ed Griffor

Associate Director, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems Program Office

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

Dr. Edward Griffor is the Associate Director for Cyber Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US Department of Commerce. Prior to joining NIST in July of 2016, he was a Walter P. Chrysler Technical Fellow, one of the highest technical positions in the automotive industry and one that exists in multiple industry sectors, including transportation, aerospace, science, defense, energy and medical. He served as Chairman of the Chrysler Technology Council until 2015 and continues to serve as Chairman of The MIT Alliance, a professional association of scientists, engineers, and business experts trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Griffor completed doctoral studies at MIT in Mathematics at MIT and was awarded Habilitation in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering by the University of Oslo. He was named National Science Foundation/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Engineering in 1980. Dr. Griffor was on the faculty of Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden from 1980 to 1997 and returned to the US to lead advanced research in Electrical Engineering in the automotive industry at DaimlerChrysler and later at Fiat-Chrysler.

Dr. Griffor has served on the faculties of the University of Oslo in Norway, Uppsala University in Sweden, the Catholic University of Santiago in Chile as well as those of Harvard, MIT and Tufts University in the U.S. He is regarded as one of the world experts in the use of mathematical methods for the design and assurance of technologies used in developing advanced, adaptive cyber physical systems, including those used to ensure the safety and security of autonomous systems. In addition to his work at Chrysler, Dr. Griffor has led research in biosystem modeling and simulation. He is Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics.

Dr. Griffor’s work in the automotive industry provided advanced algorithms for Voice Recognition and Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. Dr. Griffor’s publications include the Handbook of System Safety and Security and the Handbook of Computability with Elsevier, the Mathematical Theory of Domains with Cambridge University Press, and Logic’s Lost Genius: The Life of Gerhard Gentzen with the American Mathematical Society. He has published extensively in professional journals and has given invited presentations for the American Mathematical Society, Association for Symbolic Logic, North American Software Certification Consortium, Society of Automotive Engineers, the Federal Reserve Bank and US government agencies, including NIST, DARPA, DOE, DOT and NASA.


An Introduction to the NIST Cyber-Physical Framework

Tuesday, June 5th
As physical security sprints faster and faster toward becoming indistinguishable from the larger internet of things (IoT), it is important to recognize how traditional physical security will interact securely as part of a system of smart application domains such as smart buildings, smart cities and smart grids. The forthcoming NIST Cyber-Physical Systems Framework, scheduled for release in May 2018, further expands upon the current NIST Cybersecurity Framework to focus on the nexus of the cyber and physical worlds. Get a first look at the revised framework and the tools needed to apply it to projects.