Anu Narayanan is an engineer at the RAND Corporation whose research lies at the intersection of critical infrastructure (particularly energy) systems and national security. She has led or conducted studies on this topic for the United States Air Force, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Narayanan's areas of methodological expertise include probabilistic risk assessment, scenario- and capabilities-based planning, and systems analysis. Narayanan received her Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Narayanan et al., Valuing Air Force Electric Power Resilience: A Framework for Mission-Level Investment Prioritization, RAND Corporation (RR-2771-AF), 2019
Narayanan et al., Air Force Installation Energy Assurance: An Assessment Framework, RAND Corporation (RR-2066-AF), 2017
Narayanan et al., Characterizing National Exposures to Infrastructure from Natural Disasters: Data and Methods Documentation, RAND Corporation (RR-1453/1-DHS), 2016
Narayanan et al., A Modeling Framework for Optimizing F-35A Strategic Basing Decisions to Meet Training Requirements, RAND Corporation (RR-1546-AF), 2016
Anu Narayanan and M. Granger Morgan, "Sustaining Critical Social Services During Extended Regional Power Blackouts," Risk Analysis, 32, 2012
, Deterring Attacks Against the Power Grid: Two Approaches for the U.S. Department of Defense, (RR-3187-RC), 2020