Paul D.H. Hines is Associate Professor and the L. Richard Fisher chair in the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Vermont, where he co-directs The Energy Systems Laboratory at UVM (TESL@UVM). He is also a co-founder of Packetized Energy, a cleantech startup located in Burlington, Vermont. He holds as a secondary appointment in Computer Science, serves as External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute, and is a member of the adjunct research faculty of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Formerly he worked at the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, where he participated in smart grid research, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he studied interactions between nuclear plants and grid reliability, Alstom ESCA, where he worked on short-term load forecasting, and for Black and Veatch, where he was involved with substation design projects. His research focuses on solving challenges associated with the transition to distributed cyber-physical energy systems and mitigating the risk of cascading failures in interdependent infrastructure systems. He serves as the vice-chair of the IEEE PES Working Group on Cascading Failure. He is a National Science Foundation CAREER award winner and his research on blackouts has been featured in Science magazine and Scientific American.