Dr. Shahid Hussain joined National University of Ireland, Galway in January 2021. He had worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea. He received BS in Mathematics and M.Sc in Computer Science from University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Jeonbuk National University, South Korea in 2016 and 2020, respectively. He was awarded with Jeonbuk National University presidential award for academic excellence during his PhD studies. His research interests include smart grid, energy management, electric vehicles integration into smart grid infrastructure, optimization algorithms for charging and discharging of electric vehicles, Microgrid operations, distributed energy resources and Peer-to-peer energy trading using fuzzy logic, game theory, ontologies, artificial intelligence, and block-chain approaches and technologies. He is also an active reviewer of several SCI/E journals, including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Access, Energies, Applied Science and Energy Journal.