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Kyle Burke Pfeiffer

Director, Research and Development


Kyle is the Director of the Center for Climate Resilience and Decision Science within the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He leads a multidisciplinary team of national and homeland security professionals conducting applied research to strengthen the security and resilience of people, assets, and systems to an array of global threats and hazards.

Kyle leads Argonne’s support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and manages the Laboratory’s relationship with the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. He also supports work with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

Kyle maintains joint appointments with Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems and the University of Chicago’s Consortium for Advanced Science Engineering. 

Prior to joining Argonne, Kyle spent several years as an emergency management consultant—most recently as part of the Justice and Homeland Security team at Booz Allen Hamilton. He also spent four years as an Emergency Medical Technician in Maine working for hospital-based, university-based, and private ambulance services.

Kyle has a BA in Political Science, a MA in Emergency and Disaster Management, a Master of Criminal Justice, and a MS in Science and Technology Leadership from Brown University. He is also a certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).