Tim Yardley
Tim Yardley
Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director, Information Trust Institute
(217) 333-4494
1254 CSL Studio
Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director
(217) 333-4494
1254 CSL Studio


  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • M.S. in Information Security and Assurance, Western Governors University, 2014


Tim Yardley is currently a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director at the Information Trust Institute - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests include industrial control systems security, cyber-physical testbed environments, offensive security assessments and methodologies, adaptive defenses, and applied data science to determine actionable intelligence. Through developing advanced testbed environments, Mr. Yardley also helps to apply research to prove out theory and validate those efforts prior to field deployment, speeding the process of technology transition and the realism of fundamental research.

Research Projects

  • Assured Cloud Computing University Center of Excellence (ACC-UCoE)
  • Center for Assured Critical Application & Infrastructure Security (CACAIS)
  • Design Development and Demonstration of Wide-Area PMU Data Sharing for Entergy
  • ETRI-ITI Smart Grid Research Collaboration
  • Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG)
  • SIEGate: Secure Information Exchange Gateway for Electric Grid Operations
  • Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG)

Research Areas

  • Evaluation
  • Power Grid
  • Systems and Networking