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Who Are We?

The Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Lab (CICL) team is part of the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The team aims to perform cutting-edge research to make evolving critical energy infrastructures more efficient, resilient, reliable, and cybersecure.

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The CICL team combines multidisciplinary expertise in microgrid technologies, substation automation, data analytics, optimization techniques, smart grid component modeling, and cybersecurity.

The CICL team is led by Dr. Moein Manbachi. For more information about CICL, please contact him.

What Do We Do?

The CICL team’s activities are focused on six key research areas:

  • Microgrid Modeling and Real-time Operation
  • Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
  • Virtualization and Digital Twinning of Critical Energy Infrastructures
  • Critical Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Optimization
  • Substation Automation Systems and Protocols
  • Substation Protection, Monitoring, and Control

Photo of moein manbachi wearing a dark blue suit jacket, dark blue tie and light blue shirt.For more information about BCIT’s CICL, please contact:
Dr. Moein Manbachi Ph.D., P.Eng., SMIEEE
Project Leader
Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team, BCIT