Dr. Behzad Najafi is a fixed-term Assistant Professor (RTDa) at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano and has obtained the Italian National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professorship since 2018. He received his M.Sc. degree in Energy Engineering and his PhD in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include machine learning based simulation of buildings and HVAC systems, occupant-centered BMS, energy disaggregation, residential demand side management, and stochastic optimization of energy systems.