Dhananjay (DJ) Anand is a research scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who focuses on metrology, control systems, and dynamics in relation to the electrical power grid. More generally, he is interested in system integration, diagnosis, and reasoning challenges associated with networks of interdependent information technology and physical components. He is also a lead research scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program.
He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for IEEE and ASME. He has won numerous awards including the NIST Distinguished Associate Award in 2018. He is also a firefighter and EMT.
He received bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University in 2004 and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2008 and 2013, respectively, where he helped design their manufacturing testbed for information-driven reconfiguration.