Andrea Staid Ph.D.


Andrea Staid Ph.D.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Contact Information

Andrea Staid / 505-284-3734


Andrea Staid is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Discrete Math & Optimization Department at Sandia. After receiving a BS in aerospace engineering from MIT, she worked for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne for a few years before pursuing a PhD at Johns Hopkins. While at JHU, her research focused on data analysis and statistical modeling to support renewable energy integration, uncertainty modeling, and infrastructure risk and resilience. Since joining Sandia in 2016, she has continued along these lines of research while also developing a strong focus in threat and consequence modeling for adverse weather impacts to our infrastructure and probabilistic scenario creation.


    Ph.D., Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 2015
    Masters of Science, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 2014
    Bachelors of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 2007

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    Key Publications


    B Rachunok, A Staid, JP Watson, DL Woodruff, “Assessment of wind power scenario creation methods for stochastic power systems operations” Applied Energy 268, 114986, 2020

    C Montez, S Darbha, C Valicka, A Staid, “Routing of an unmanned vehicle for classification,” Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Multi-Domain Operations II Conference 2020


    L Shand, EL Roesler, A Staid, D Lyons, “Data-driven inferences for aerosol and marine low-cloud interactions using ship-based databases and open-source satellite imagery,” AGUFM 2019, IN43C-16

    A Staid, CG Valicka, “Hybridizing Classifiers and Collection Systems to Maximize Intelligence and Minimize Uncertainty in National Security Data Analytics Applications,” Sandia National Lab.(SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 2019