Shamina Hossain-McKenzie Ph.D.


Shamina Hossain-McKenzie Ph.D.

Principal Member of Technical Staff

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Shamina Hossain-McKenzie / 505-844-7454


Dr. Shamina Hossain-McKenzie is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Cyber Resilience R&D Department at Sandia National Laboratories; she focuses on grid cybersecurity research. She received her electrical engineering Ph. D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 and 2014, respectively, and her B.S. degree from Washington State University in 2012. Her research interest include power system resilience, grid modeling and simulation and DER cybersecurity. Specifically, she leads projects developing intrusion detection systems for protecting PV inverter communications, distributed controller response and cryptography for DER systems.


  • Ph.D., University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign
  • Masters, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelors, Washington State University

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