Dr. Edward Griffor

Dr. Edward Griffor

Dr. Edward Griffor is the Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office of National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Griffor was, until July 2015 when he joined NIST, one of the three original Walter P. Chrysler Technical Fellows, one of the highest technical positions in industry and one that represents technical excellence throughout global industry, from the automotive to the aerospace, medical and computing industries. He is the Chairman of the Chrysler Technology Council and of The MIT Alliance, a professional association of scientists, engineers, and business experts trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Griffor completed his doctoral studies in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at MIT in 1980 and was NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo in Norway from 1980-83. He later held faculty positions at the University of Oslo in Norway, Uppsala University in Sweden, the Catholic University of Santiago in Chile and other foreign institutions as well as having taught at Harvard, MIT and Tufts University in the U.S. Dr. Griffor is regarded as a world expert in the use of mathematical methods for developing electronic controls and Embedded SW Engineering used in the design of advanced adaptive technologies for Cyber Physical Systems. In addition to his work at Chrysler Group LLC, Dr. Griffor is Adjunct Professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MCASTL, the US Department of Transportation funded Michigan Center for Advancing Safe Transportation throughout the Lifespan at the University of Michigan, and of the Board of Directors of the VIIC (US Department of Transportation and US Federal Highway funded Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium) and sits on the Board of Directors of the MITEF (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum). Dr. Griffor and his wife, Hon. Mariela Griffor Consul of Chile in Michigan, live with their two daughters in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., USA.