Rishiraj Sarker, received the B.Tech. in electrical and electronics engineering and the M.Tech. degree in power systems engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India in 2010 and 2015, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 2022.

From 2016 to 2022, he worked as a power electronics researcher in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, respectively. Since 2022, he has been working as a Faculty/Postdoctoral Associate with the Energy, Power, Sustainability, and Intelligence (EPSi) Group at Florida International University, Miami, USA. His research interest includes the design of power electronics converters for microgrid and electric vehicle applications, high penetration renewable systems, grid resiliency, and cybersecurity.

Dr. Sarker has received several Govt. of India award including CSIR-SRF in 2019, DeitY-JRF in 2016, and MHRD-GATE in 2013. He has authored several research papers in international journals/conferences including several articles in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is a regular reviewer of IEEE Transactions journals and other scientific articles.


Mohd Tariq, (Senior Member, IEEE) is a graduate of IIT-Kharagpur, a top-ranked university in India, and a PhD graduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, which is ranked 4th in the world in engineering. He is currently working as a Faculty/Postdoctoral Associate with Energy, Power, Sustainability, and Intelligence (EPSi) Group at Florida International University.

His research focuses on high-penetration renewable systems, grid resiliency, large-scale data analysis, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. He is also an Assistant Professor (on leave) with AMU, where he was directing various international and national sponsored research projects and led a team of multiple researchers in the domain of power converters, energy storage devices, and their optimal control for electrified transportation and renewable energy application. He has previously worked as a Researcher at the Rolls-Royce-NTU Corporate Laboratory in Singapore, as a Scientist with the National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai, and as an Assistant Professor at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) in Bhopal, India. He has secured several fundings worth approx. 18 million INR for AMU. He is also the inventor of more than 25 patents granted/published by the patent offices of USA, Australia, U.K., Europe, India, and China. He has authored more than 200 research papers in international journals/conferences including many articles in IEEE Transactions/Journals. His G-scholar citation H-index is 22, i-10 index is 60 with total citation counts of more than 1800.

Dr. Tariq was a recipient of the 2019 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Electrical Systems in Transportation Journal for his work on more electric aircraft and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society’s (IAS) and the Industrial Electronic Society (IES), Malaysia Section-Annual Symposium (ISCAIE-2016), Penang, Malaysia, and many other best paper awards from different international conferences. He is the Young Scientist Scheme Awardee supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2019, the Young Engineer Awardee by the institution of engineers, India, in 2020, and the Young Researchers Awardee by the Innovation Council, AMU, in 2021. He is also the Founder Chair of the IEEE AMU Student Branch and IEEE SIGHT AMU. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Access journal and the Editorial Board Member of the Scientific Report (Nature) journal.