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Speakers

William W. Hogan

Professor at Harvard University

William W. Hogan is Research Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG), which is exploring the issues involved in the transition to a more competitive electricity market. Professor Hogan has been actively engaged in the design and improvement of competitive electricity markets in many regions of the United States, as well as around the world, from England to Australia. His activities include designing the market structures and market rules by which regional transmission organizations, in various forms, coordinate bid-based markets for energy, ancillary services, and financial transmission rights. He was a member of the factulty of Stanford Univserity where he founded the Energy Modeling Forum, and is a Past President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). He received his undergraduate degree from the US Air Force Academy and his Ph.D. From UCLA.

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Ross Baldick

Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

Ross Baldick is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He received his B.Sc. and B.E. degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His current research involves optimization, economic theory, and statistical analysis applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under electricity market restructuring, the robustness of the electricity system to terrorist interdiction, electrification of the transportation industry, and the economic implications of integration of renewables. He is a former editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and former chairman of the System Economics Sub-Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Systems Analysis, Computation, and Economics Committee. Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the 2015 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award.

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Shie Mannor

Professor at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Shie Mannor is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion since 2008. His work is mostly in machine learning, but also in certain application domains. His interests include reinforcement learning, high dimensional statistics and learning, uncertainty and risk in decision making, learning and modeling dynamics from data, and systems that include multiple decision makers (Multi-agent/distributed/many players/adaptive systems). Professor Mannor was a Fulbright postdoctoral associate with LIDS (MIT) for two years. From 2004 until 2010 he was at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in McGill University, where he held a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning from 2005 to 2009.

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Trine Krogh Boomsma

Associate professor at the University of Copenhagen

Trine Boomsma is an Associate professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Mathematics-Economics at Aarhus University, and was post doc at the Technical University of Denmark and Imperial College London. Her interests include stochastic programming, two-stage and multi-stage models, scenario generation and reduction, real options analysis, dynamic programming, energy applications, conventional and renewable power generation, electricity markets, support schemes, operations scheduling, market exchange, investment valuation.

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Sergio Grammatico

Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology

Sergio Grammatico is an Associate Professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control. His research aims to ensure safe and efficient operation of complex systems with (possibly noncooperative) agents. To achieve this goal, he adops operator-theoretic approaches, and integrates methods within and across dynamic game theory, networked multi-agent systems and control, statistical learning, stochastic and mixed-integer optimization. Sergio Grammatico holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in both Automatic Control Engineering and Engineering Science. In 2013-2015, he was a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Thereafter he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU Eindhoven. He was among others awarded 2013 and 2014 “TAC Outstanding Reviewer” by the Editorial Board of the IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2017 “NWO TOP grantee” in Mathematics by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. In 2018, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

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Melanie Zeilinger

Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich

Melanie Zeilinger is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich, where she is leading the Intelligent Control Systems group at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. She received the diploma in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart in Germany in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2011. Her PhD thesis was awarded the ETH medal. From 2011-​2012 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. From 2012 to 2015 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Marie Curie fellow in a joint program with the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen, Germany.

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Vassilis Kekatos

Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech

Vassilis Kekatos is an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is part of the Power and Energy Center (PEC). His research focus is on algorithmic solutions for problems related to learning and optimization for smarter energy systems. Vassilis Kekatos holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2009-2012.

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Pierre Pinson

Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Pierre Pinson received the M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA Toulouse, France) and the Ph.D. degree in Energetics from École des Mines de Paris (France). He is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Centre for Electric Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, also heading a group focusing on Energy Analytics & Markets.

His research interests include forecasting, uncertainty estimation, optimization under uncertainty, decision sciences, consumer-centric electricity markets, and renewable energies. Prof. Pinson acts as an Editor for the International Journal of Forecasting and is part of the editorial board of Energy Science & Engineering.

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Spyros Chatzivasileiadis

Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Spyros Chatzivasileiadis received the Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2013. He held a postdoctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Technical University of Denmark. His research interests are in power system optimization and control, including HVDC lines. He is an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Before that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. Spyros holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013) and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (2007). In March 2016 he joined the Center of Electric Power and Energy at DTU. He is currently working on power system optimization and control of AC and HVDC grids, including semidefinite relaxations, distributed optimization, and data-driven stability assessment.

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Jalal Kazempour

Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Jalal Kazempour is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain, in 2013. He was a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, in 2014, and at the Technical University of Denmark in 2015- 2016. His current research focus includes power systems, electricity markets and mathematical tools (such as optimization, complementarity modeling, and decomposition) to answer economic questions about energy systems. In particular, he is interested in research works related to energy market design, renewable energy integration, operations, planning, integrated energy systems and so on.

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