Thomas Strasser earned a PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus on automation and control theory and a master’s degree in industrial engineering with a focus on production and automation systems from the Vienna University of Technology. For several years, he has been a senior scientist in the Center for Energy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. His main responsibilities involve strategic development of smart grid research projects and mentoring and advising junior scientist and PhD candidates. Before joining AIT, Dr. Strasser spent more then 6 years as senior researcher investigating advanced and reconﬁgurable automation and control systems at PROFACTOR. He is active as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology and as a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. He is the co-author of more than 170 scientiﬁc publications as well as 2 patents in the above mentioned areas. Thomas Strasser has presented results of his research work in various international and national conferences, workshops, events, and seminars. He is an active member of several program committees of scientiﬁc conferences and serves as an associate editor of Springer, Hindawi, and IEEE Journals. Dr. Strasser was and is involved as scientiﬁc and/or sub-project coordinator in several national and international research projects. In addition, he is an evaluator of R&D proposals and projects for several European funding agencies. He is member of IEC and IEEE standardisation working groups. Moreover, as senior member of the IEEE he is involved in several activities of the IES, SMCS, and PES societies and the IEEE Austria Section. Dr. Strasser is also one of the founding members of the 4diac open source initiative.