Sandia Energy > Programs > Energy Storage > Staff > Victoria Obrien Victoria Obrien Electrical Engineer Contact Information Victoria Obrien / Biography Victoria Obrien is a Year-Round R&D Graduate Intern in the Energy Storage Technology & Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratories and a Research Assistant at Texas Tech University. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University focused on the cybersecurity of grid-scale battery energy storage systems. She received the first-place award in the graduate poster contest at the Advanced Energy Contest in 2021 for “Detection of False Data Injection Attacks Targeting State of Charge Estimation of Battery Energy Storage Systems.” Research Interests Cybersecurity Control systems Smart grid Renewable energy systems integration Education Pursuing Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Emphasis in Cyber Security, Texas Tech University (Expected Graduation 2023) M.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University (2021) B.S., Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, with Honors, Texas Tech University (2020) Google Scholar Victoria Obrien Key Publications V. Obrien, R.D. Trevizan, V. Rao “Detecting False Data Injection Attacks to Battery State Estimation Using Cumulative Sum Algorithm” 53rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2021, pp. 01-06, DOI: 10.1109/NAPS52732.2021.9654567. V. Obrien, R.D. Trevizan, V. Rao “Detection of False Data Injection Attacks Targeting State of Charge Estimation of Battery Energy Storage Systems” 2021 Advanced Energy Conference, Jun 2021. 1st place winner of best graduate student poster award.