Dr Akin received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Texas AM University, College Station, TX, USA, in 2007. From 2005 to 2008, he was an RD Engineer with Toshiba Industrial Division, Houston, TX, USA. From 2008 to 2012, he was an RD Engineer with C2000 DSP Systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated. Since 2012, he has been with The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, as a Faculty. His research interests include design, control and diagnosis of electric motors and drives, digital power control and management, and fault diagnosis and condition monitoring of power electronics components and ac motors. Dr. Akin is a recipient of NSF CAREER 2015 Award, two IEEE IAS Transactions Prize Paper Awards and two Top Editors Recognition Awards from IEEE TVT Society, and two Jonsson School Faculty Research Awards. He is currently Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.