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Timothy Kostyk

Doctoral student in ASU’s Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes


Tim Kostyk is a researcher and teacher at Arizona State University, where he: teaches classes on the emerging Smart Grid, is a contributor to the Energy Ethics and Policy ongoing seminar, and a member of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. His field of study is the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology.  For the past 3 years this field of study has concentrated on the examination of the world wide effort to redesign, rebuild and remodel the existing electrical grid into what is known as the Smart Grid.  The dimension of this study incorporates the human, social, and technological aspects of design, particularly the ethical impact of engineered designs including those related to issues concerning privacy, equity and security. For the past 3 years Tim has extensively studied the ongoing efforts of multiple international and national governmental and professional engineering organizations as they together formulate the vision and develop the plans and standards for the development of the Smart Grid.  In this effort Tim is engaged with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) where he is directly involved as a researcher in developing the Smart Grid vision of its membership of 400,000 engineers and professionals

Prior to his work in academia Tim spent 20 years in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a Director of Enterprise Architect. It is here he served as a IT Platform Architect, EAI Architect, Enterprise Architect and Business Transformation Architect at numerous fortune 100 and 500 companies including Sprint, AEGON, Atos Origin, IBM and Carlson Companies.

Tim has also helped develop the industry standard for Enterprise Architecture development, The Open Group Architectural Framework 9.X (TOGAF 9.X) and is a certified TOGAF 9.X Enterprise Architect and instructor.
Tim is an award winning author of several articles in the newly emerging area of Business Transformation Architecture and has done numerous case studies and collaborations with educational institutes such as MIT , Carnegie Mellon and IBM.

He also holds a patent to improve requirements, design manufacturing, and transportation in mass manufacturing industries through analysis of defect data.

Tim holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Intrapreneurial Studies) and a Masters of Business Administration.  Tim currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jill and their two cats (Scotty and Simon).

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Herkert, Joseph R. and Kostyk, Timothy. 2015. Societal Implication of the Emerging Smart Grid. Springer.

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Herkert, Joseph R. and Kostyk, Timothy. 2015. "Societal Implications of the Emerging Smart Grid." Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume 2, ed. S.H. Christensen, 287-306. Springer.

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Kostyk, Timothy and Herkert, Joseph R. November, 2012. "Computing Ethics: Societal Implications of the Emerging Smart Grid." Communications of the ACM, 55(11): 34-36.