Shamini Dharmasena obtained her Ph.D. from Florida International University with the focus on investigating distribution energy resources implementation to address the challenges faced by modern power distribution network. The work of her doctoral research is twofold which includes development of resilience enhancement and quantification techniques for power distribution network and development of control algorithm for the optimized operation of grid-tied smart inverters. She completed her M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron, OH and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, respectively. Shamini has authored and coauthored more than fifteen peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Her technical interests lie in the areas of renewable energy integration and grid resilience.