Arash was born in Khoramabad, Iran, on September 22, 1986. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Guilan University, Rasht, Iran, in 2010 and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (power system protection and operation) from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He is currently a PhD researcher under the supervision of Dr Paul Cuffe. His main research area includes the risk assessment of power systems operation and the structural vulnerabilities of power systems.