Dr. Murat Kuzlu (Senior Member – IEEE) joined Virginia Tech’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a research fellow in 2011. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Kocaeli University, Turkey, in 2001, 2004, and 2010, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he worked as a Global Network Product Support Engineer at the Nortel Networks, Turkey. In 2006, he joined the Energy Institute of TUBITAK-MAM (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – The Marmara Research Center), where he worked as a senior researcher at the Power Electronic Technologies Department . His research interests include smart grid, demand response, smart metering systems (AMR, AMI, AMM), home and building energy management system, co-simulation, wireless communication and embedded systems. He is currently an assistant professor at Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute.