Eric Simmon is a systems expert in the Cyber Infrastructure Group at the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST). He graduated magna cum laude from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) with an electrical engineering degree in 1989 and joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology to work on precision measurements for high voltage and high current. In 2003, he joined the EIG working on systems modeling and using modeling to improve the standards development process.
Mr. Simmon is a member of the NIST Smart Grid Infrastructure Task Force. He leads the NIST Smart Grid architecture effort and is the NIST representative to the SGIP Smart Grid Architecture Committee. Mr. Simmon is also responsible for EV (electric vehicle) to Grid interoperability standards at NIST and leads the SGIP Plug-in Electric Vehicle Task Group. In addition to his smart grid activities, Mr. Simmon is involved in a number of other information management activities, including chairing the iNEMI Product Lifecycle Information Management Technology Working Group and leading the data format sub-team in the IEC TC111 Material Declaration working group.