Sila Kiliccote is a Research Scientist, the Group Leader of the Grid Integration Group, and the Deputy of the Demand Response Research Center at the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research interests include the use of demand response and distributed energy resources for distribution system operation, including quantifying resource availability, advanced control of loads, communication systems, and optimization of distribution networks. Ms. Kiliccote is the recipient of the leadership award in Smart Grid Acceleration from GridWeek in 2010. She holds a BS from the University of New Hampshire and an MS as well as an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.