Prakash Ranganathan is Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of North Dakota (UND), Grand Forks, ND. He is also the Director for SecureCyber Physical Energy Systems and Data sciences Laboratory at UND. His research interests include Simulation and Modeling, Smart Grid Technologies, Optimization Methods and Software Engineering. Dr. Ranganathan taught LabVIEW to wide variety of student and industry professionals over the last 8 years. He is an active IEEE Senior Member and frequent reviewer of IEEE transactions on Wireless communications and Sensors Journals. Dr. Ranganathan holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering, and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University, Fargo. Dr. Ranganathan received the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in 2013 from UND Alumni Foundation recognizing his significant contribution in teaching, research, and service. He is also a recipient of Public Scholar Award in 2014 from center for Community Engagement. Dr. Ranganathan is also a coordinator for North Dakota EpScoR’s Nurturing American Indian Tribal Undergraduate Research Experience (NATURE) outreach program since 2013.