Thomas Strasser (M’09–SM’13) received a master’s and a PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He was also awarded with the venia docendi (habiliation) in the field of automation from the same university in 2017.

For several years, he has been a senior scientist in the Center for Energy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. His main responsibilities involve strategic development of smart grid automation and validation research projects and mentoring/supervising junior scientist and PhD candidates. Before joining AIT, Dr. Strasser spent more than 6 years as senior researcher investigating advanced and reconfigurable automation and control systems at PROFACTOR research. He is active as a senior lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Vienna University of Technology.

Dr. Strasser was and is involved as scientific and/or sub-project coordinator in several national and international research projects. He is member of international IEC and IEEE standardization working groups and senior member of IEEE where he is also involved in several activities of the IES (AdCom member-at-large 2018-2020), SMCS (BoG member-at-large 2018-2020), and PES societies. He servers also as the Austrian representative in the CIGRE study committee C6. Moreover, Dr. Strasser is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.