Dr. Joshua Bergerson

  • Principal Infrastructure Analyst
  • Argonne National Laboratory, USA

As a Principal Infrastructure Analyst in the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) Division at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Bergerson’s research focuses on enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure and communities across the nation and supporting emergency response and recovery following natural disasters. Josh’s research employs artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to advance infrastructure sciences, including (a) optimization to improve understanding of interdependencies and potential for cascading disruptions across critical infrastructure systems, and (b) machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to guide adaptation of critical infrastructure systems to climate change. Dr. Bergerson provides critical support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP), collaborating with governmental agencies, as well as public and private sector partners, to develop tools and other analytic products for assessing the resilience of the built environment and identifying potential resilience enhancements.


  • CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.