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Reinhard Gentz

Reinhard Gentz
Computer Systems Engineer
Computational Research Division

Reinhard Gentz was a Ph.D student at UC Davis, prior to moving to ASU. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in the field of Automation and Information (B.S.) and Optical Communication (M.S.). His research interests are communication technology, embedded systems and security.

Journal Articles

Chris Lawson, Jose Manuel Martí, Tijana Radivojevic, Sai Vamshi R. Jonnalagadda, Reinhard Gentz, Nathan J. Hillson, Sean Peisert, Joonhoon Kim, Blake A. Simons, Christopher J. Petzold, Steven W. Singer, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Deepti Tanjore, Josh Dunn, Héctor García Martín,, "Machine Learning for Metabolic Engineering: A Review", Metabolic Engineering, November 19, 2020,

Mahdi Jamei, Raksha Ramakrishna, Teklemariam Tesfay, Reinhard Gentz, Ciaran Roberts, Anna Scaglione, Sean Peisert, "Phasor Measurement Units Optimal Placement and Performance Limits for Fault Localization", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), Special Issue on Communications and Data Analytics in Smart Grid, November 6, 2019, 38(1):180-192, doi: 10.1109/jsac.2019.2951971

Thomas W. Edgar, Aditya Ashok, Garret E. Seppala, K.M. Arthur-Durrett, M. Engels, Reinhard Gentz, Sean Peisert, "An Automated Disruption-Tolerant Key Management Framework for Critical Systems", Journal of Information Warfare, October 8, 2019, 18(4):85-124, doi:

Melissa Stockman, Dipankar Dwivedi, Reinhard Gentz, Sean Peisert, "Detecting Programmable Logic Controller Code Using Machine Learning", International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, September 2019, vol. 26,, doi: 10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.100306

Ciaran Roberts, Anna Scaglione, Mahdi Jamei, Reinhard Gentz, Sean Peisert, Emma M. Stewart, Chuck McParland, Alex McEachern, Daniel Arnold, "Learning Behavior of Distribution System Discrete Control Devices for Cyber-Physical Security", IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid, August 1, 2019, 11(1):749-761, doi: 0.1109/TSG.2019.2936016

L. Ferrari, A. Scaglione, R. Gentz, Y. W. P. Hong, "Convergence Results on Pulse Coupled Oscillator Protocols in Locally Connected Networks", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017, 25:1004-1019, doi: 10.1109/TNET.2016.2611379

R. Gentz, A. Scaglione, L. Ferrari, Y. W. P. Hong, "PulseSS: A Pulse-Coupled Synchronization and Scheduling Protocol for Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2016, 3:1222-1234, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2016.2576923

R. Gentz, S. X. Wu, H. T. Wai, A. Scaglione, A. Leshem, "Data Injection Attacks in Randomized Gossiping", IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, 2016, 2:523-538, doi: 10.1109/TSIPN.2016.2614898

Conference Papers

Reinhard Gentz, Sean Peisert, Joshua Boverhof, Daniel Gunter, "SPARCS: Stream-Processing Architecture applied in Real-time Cyber-physical Security", Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (eScience), San Diego, CA, IEEE, September 2019, doi: 10.1109/eScience.2019.00028

Reinhard Gentz, Héctor García Martin, Edward Baidoo, Sean Peisert, "Workflow Automation in Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry", Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (eScience), San Diego, CA, IEEE, September 2019, doi: 10.1109/eScience.2019.00095

Georgia Koutsandria, Reinhard Gentz, Mahdi Jamei, Anna Scaglione, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, "A real-time testbed environment for cyber-physical security on the power grid", Proceedings of the First ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems-Security and/or PrivaCy, January 1, 2015, 67--78, doi: 10.1145/2808705.2808707

Reinhard Gentz, Anna Scaglione, Yao-Win Hong, Lorenzo Ferrari, "PulseSS: A Microcontroller Implementation of Pulse-Coupled Scheduling and Synchronization Protocol for Cluster-BasedWireless Sensor Networks", 2015,

R. Gentz, H. T. Wai, A. Scaglione, A. Leshem, "Detection of data injection attacks in decentralized learning", 2015 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2015, 350-354, doi: 10.1109/ACSSC.2015.7421145

Lorenzo Ferrari, Reinhard Gentz, Anna Scaglione, Masood Parvania, "The Pulse Coupled Phasor Measurement Units", IEEE Smartgridcomm, 2014,


Reinhard Gentz, Sean Peisert, "An Examination and Survey of Random Bit Flips and Scientific Computing", Trusted CI Report, December 20, 2019,

Sean Peisert, Ciaran Roberts, Anna Scaglione, Mahdi Jamei, Reinhard Gentz, Charles McParland, Alex McEachren, Galen Rasche, Aaron Snyder, "Supporting Cyber Security of Power Distribution Systems by Detecting Differences Between Real-time Micro-Synchrophasor Measurements and Cyber-Reported SCADA - Final Report", October 15, 2018,

S Peisert, R Gentz, J Boverhof, C McParland, S Engle, A Elbashandy, D Gunter, "LBNL Open Power Data", January 2017, doi: 10.21990/C21599