Amir Shahirinia (S’05–M’14) received a PhD from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in Electrical Engineering in 2014. He also performed postdoctoral studies with the power electronics group at Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradly) from 2014 to 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. He is also the director of Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy (CERE). His research background encompasses the areas of power systems and power electronics and ranges from optimal planning of renewable energy grid integration systems (REGIS), modeling and intelligent real-time control of REGIS, Bayesian statistical analysis and predictive modeling of REGIS, to power electronics and motor drives.