Director, Digital Innovation Center Excellence, Idaho National Laboratory
Christopher Ritter is the director of the Digital Innovation Center of Excellence and department manager for Digital Engineering at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). At INL, he leads digital twinning, digital engineering, and digital thread technologies across a portfolio of energy, nuclear, non-proliferation, and defense applications. He has led research and development of new INL capabilities to foster digital innovation including energy ontologies, model-based design processes, digital thread software (ex. Deep Lynx), on-demand cloud architectures, and application of explainable artificial intelligence models to enable the laboratory's net zero energy future. His research at INL has been featured in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers magazines and journals, Federal News Network, American Nuclear Society Newswire, and as a plenary speaker at digital twin events.