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Travis Ashley

Travis Ashley

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-2949


Travis Ashley has worked at PNNL in Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings since 2017 as a computer scientist. His research in residential energy efficiency applications is primarily performing through data analysis in R. Some of his work focuses on the impact of using retrofit appliances, and using CTA-2045 technology for evaluating the impact of load shifting/shedding through shed events. His research in cybersecurity is primarily on critical infrastructure protection, focusing on the improvement of the cybersecurity maturity of the facilities that supply critical services.

Research Interests

  • Residential Energy Efficiency Applications
  • Cybersecurity of Energy Deliver Systems
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • IoT Cybersecurity Policy

Education and Credentials

  • B.AS., Cyber Security, Columbia Basin College
  • A.AS., Cyber Security, Columbia Basin College

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • IEEE membership
  • Computer Society

PNNL Publications



  • Gourisetti S.G., M.E. Mylrea, T.D. Ashley, R. Kwon, J.E. Castleberry, Q.J. Wright-Mockler, and P.L. McKenzie, et al. 2019. "Demonstration of the Cybersecurity Framework through Real-world Cyber Attack." In IEEE Resilience Week (RWS 2019), November 4-7, 2019, San Antonio, TX, 19-25. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-144915. doi:10.1109/RWS47064.2019.8971822


  • Cort K.A., J.A. McIntosh, C.E. Metzger, T.D. Ashley, and G.P. Sullivan. 2018. "Completing the Connected Home with Smart Window Shades." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA, 12-1 - 12-12. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-135343.
  • Cort K.A., J.A. McIntosh, G. Sullivan, T.D. Ashley, C.E. Metzger, and N. Fernandez. 2018. Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. PNNL-27663 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas