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Charles McParland

Charles McParland
Retired Staff Scientist / Affiliate

Biographical Sketch

Chuck McParland is a computer scientist in the Advanced Computing for Science Dept. He has been responsible for design and implementation of data acquisition systems for numerous accelerator-based HEP experiments at LBNL, CERN and RHIC. Most recently, he headed the data acquisition design team for the IceCube neutrino telescope laboratory located at South Pole Stn., Antarctica. His contribution to the HEP field continues with his participation in the Particle Data Handbook upgrade project. He is also currently working with LBNL's Demand Response Research Center to standardize (as part of DOE's Smart Grid Initiative), the OpenADR utility protocol and promote its use within California's power utility infrastructure. Lastly, he is contributing to a LBNL-funded effort to define an energy-efficient architecture suitable for a purpose-built climate modeling supercomputer—the Green Flash project.

Journal Articles

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

Mahdi Jamei, Anna Scaglione, Ciaran Roberts, Emma Stewart, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, Alex McEachern, "Anomaly Detection Using μPMU Measurements in Distribution Grids", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2017, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2764882

Chuck McParland, Sean Peisert, Anna Scaglione, "Monitoring Security of Networked Control Systems: It's the Physics", IEEE Security and Privacy, November 2014, 12(6):32-39, doi: 10.1109/MSP.2014.122

Conference Papers

Mahdi Jamei, Anna Scaglione, Ciaran Roberts, Alex McEachern, Emma Stewart, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, "Online Thevenin Parameter Tracking Using Synchrophasor Data", Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) General Meeting (GM), Chicago, IL, IEEE, July 2017, doi: 10.1109/PESGM.2017.8273818

Mahdi Jamei, Anna Scaglione, Ciaran Roberts, Emma Stewart, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, Alex McEachern, "Automated Anomaly Detection in Distribution Grids Using µPMU Measurements", Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Electric Energy Systems Track, Resilient Networks Minitrack, IEEE, January 2017, doi:

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

Masood Parvania, Georgia Koutsandria, Vishak Muthukumary, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, Anna Scaglione, "Hybrid Control Network Intrusion Detection Systems for Automated Power Distribution Systems", Proc. of the 44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), January 1, 2014, 774--779, doi: 10.1109/DSN.2014.81

Georgia Koutsandria, Vishak Muthukumar, Masood Parvania, Sean Peisert, Chuck McParland, Anna Scaglione, "A hybrid network IDS for protective digital relays in the power transmission grid", Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, January 2014, 908--913, doi: 10.1109/SmartGridComm.2014.7007764

Xiao Li, Zhifang Wang, Vishak Muthukumar, Anna Scaglione, Chuck McParland, Sean Peisert, "Networked Loads in the Distribution Grid", Proceedings of the 2012 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, Hollywood, CA, December 3, 2012,


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