Gurunath Gurrala received B.Tech from S.V.H. College of Engineering, Machilipatnam, in 2001, M.Tech from J.N.T.U. College of Engineering, Anantapur, in 2003 and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2010. He was an assistant professor in SSN college of engineering (2001-2002) and ANITS, Visakhapatnam (2003-2005). He was a research engineer in GE Global research, Bangalore (2010-2012). He was a post doctoral fellow at Texas A&M university (2012-2013) and Oak ridge national lab (2014-2015), USA. He received Prof DJ Badkas medal for best PhD thesis from Electrical Engineering Department, IISc, Bangalore. He received IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award 2018, INAE Young Engineer Award 2015. His papers received best paper award in IEEE General meeting 2015, best poster awards in IEEE industrial society annual meeting 2015 and EEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition 2016. Two of his master students received POSOCO Power System Awards. He is senior member of IEEE and INAE young associate. His research interests include smart grids, power system stability, grid integration of renewables, Microgrid control, high performance computing applications to power systems, nonlinear and adaptive control of power systems.