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Tim Kostyk is a researcher and teacher at Arizona State University, where he: teaches classes on the emerging Smart Grid, is a contributor to the Energy Ethics and Policy ongoing seminar, and a member of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. His field of study is the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. For the past 3 years this field of study has concentrated on the examination of the world wide effort to redesign, rebuild and remodel the existing electrical grid into what is known as the Smart Grid. The dimension of this study incorporates the human, social, and technological aspects of design, particularly the ethical impact of engineered designs including those related to issues concerning privacy, equity and security. For the past 3 years Tim has extensively studied the ongoing efforts of multiple international and national governmental and professional engineering organizations as they together formulate the vision and develop the plans and standards for the development of the Smart Grid. In this effort Tim is engaged with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) where he is directly involved as a researcher in developing the Smart Grid vision of its membership of 400,000 engineers and professionals
Prior to his work in
academia Tim spent 20 years in the field of Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) as a Director of Enterprise Architect. It is here he served as
a IT Platform Architect, EAI Architect, Enterprise Architect and Business
Transformation Architect at numerous fortune 100 and 500 companies including
Sprint, AEGON, Atos Origin, IBM and Carlson Companies.