Qobad Shafiee received PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2014. In 2014, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Electrical Engineering Department, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, in 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor, the Co-Leader of the Smart/Micro Grids Research Center at the University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran, where he was a lecturer from 2007 to 2011. His current research interests include modeling, energy management, control of power electronics-based systems and microgrids, and model predictive and optimal control of modern power systems.