Michael Samsa is the Decision Support and Risk Management Group Leader with Argonne’s Decision and Information Sciences Division. He is responsible for the development and application of decision support systems and risk management techniques for public and private sector clients related to public health and other critical infrastructures.
Mr. Samsa led the development of EpiPOD, a community vaccination and dispensing model that aids public health officials in planning mass treatment operations. He has performed several mass vaccination clinic time-in-motion studies and counseled local and state public health officials on the optimum design of mass treatment processes.
Outside of public health, Mr. Samsa has also developed decision support tools in a broad range of critical infrastructures. Mr. Samsa led Argonne’s efforts in the development of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Decision Support System (CIPDSS) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This project created a risk-informed decision support system based on interdependent models of all critical U.S. infrastructures.
Prior to joining Argonne in 2002, Mr. Samsa was a member of the leadership team at Allegheny Energy Solutions, an unregulated energy services and commodity marketing subsidiary of Allegheny Energy. Mr. Samsa has also held various management and leadership position over 20 years with the Gas Research Institute (GRI) in Chicago. While with he was responsible for overall corporate effectiveness in market, business, and financial evaluation for new product commercialization.