Arif Sarwat (M’08, SM16) received his masters from University of Florida in 2005 and Ph.D degree from the University of South Florida in 2010. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Director of FPL-FIU Solar Research Facility in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida International University (FIU), where he leads the Energy Power & Sustainability (EPS) group. His research interests include smart grids, PlugIn Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (PHEV & EV Systems), high penetration renewable systems, grid resiliency, large-scale data analysis, advance metering infrastructure, smart city infrastructure and cybersecurity. Dr. Sarwat is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2016, and recipient of multiple federal and industry research awards. He was the author/co-author of conference best paper awards at the resilience week in 2017 and a journal best paper award in 2016 from Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy journal. Dr. Sarwat received, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities in 2016, College of Engineering & Computing Worlds Ahead Performance in 2016 and FIU TOP Scholar Award in 2015. Dr. Sarwat worked at Siemens for more than nine years, winning three recognition awards. He is chair of IEEE Miami Section VT and Communication since 2012.