Miguel F. Anjos

Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal

Miguel F. Anjos received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2001. He has been with the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo since 2004, became an Associate Professor in 2007, and was Associate Chair for Graduate Studies & Research from 2007 to 2009. He is cross-appointed since 2004 to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in optimization, and he is particularly interested in its application to engineering problems. He has worked on industrial research projects in revenue management (sponsored by British Midland Airways), network planning (sponsored by Bell Canada), and ambulance deployment (sponsored by the Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services). He has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers for 2009–2010. Dr. Anjos is an Associate Editor of Discrete Applied Mathematics and a member of the editorial board of Optimization and Engineering. He is also a member of the Research Review Committee of MITACS.

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Daniel Kuhn

Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization (RAO) at EPFL

Daniel Kuhn received the M.Sc. degree in theoretical physics from ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and the Ph.D. degree in economics from University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is Professor at the College of Management of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he holds the Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization (RAO). Before joining EPFL, Daniel Kuhn was a faculty member in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London (2007– 2013) and a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University (2005–2006). He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals including Energy Systems, Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, and Operations Research Letters. His current research interests are focused on the modeling of uncertainty, the development of efficient computational methods for the solution of stochastic and robust optimization problems and the design of approximation schemes that ensure their computational tractability. This work is primarily application-driven, the main application areas being energy systems, operations management and engineering. Dr. Kuhn is a member of the Steering Committee, Stochastic Programming Society (COSP).

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Pascal Van Hentenryck

 Professor at the University of Michigan

Pascal Van Hentenryck received the Graduate and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Namur, Namur, Belgium. He is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of industrial and operations engineering, Professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Core Faculty in the Michigan Institute of Data Science.

His research focuses on energy systems, transportation, and the implementation of optimization systems. His current research interests are in optimization with applications to disaster management, power systems, and transportation.

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Michael Chertkov

Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Michael Chertkov received the M.Sc. degree in physics from Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, in 1996. For three years, he was with the Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as an R. H. Dicke Fellow. He joined Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, USA, in 1999, first as a J. R. Oppenheimer Fellow in the Theoretical Division, and is currently a Technical Staff Member in the same division. He has published more than 150 papers in the areas of statistical and mathematical physics applied to energy and communication networks, machine learning, control theory, information theory, computer science, fluid mechanics, and optics. He is an Editor of the Journal of Statistical Mechanics, an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL OF NETWORK SYSTEMS, a Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Maryam Kamgarpour

Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich

Maryam Kamgarpour is an assistant professor at ETH Zurich, Automatic Control Laboratory. She obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in Control Systems from the University of California, Berkeley (2007, 2011) and her Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada (2005). Her research is on multi-agent decision making and control, game theory, hybrid systems and stochastic systems with applications in air traffic, robotics and power grid systems. She is the recipient of NASA High Potential Individual Award, NASA Excellence in Publication Award (2010) and the European Union (ERC) Starting Grant 2015.

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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 among others forecasting, uncertainty estimation, optimization under uncertainty, decision sciences, and renewable energies. Prof. Pinson acts as an Editor for the International Journal of Forecasting, and for Wind Energy.

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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 Assistant 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

Assistant Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Jalal Kazempour is an Assistant 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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Athanasios Papakonstantinou

Researcher at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Athanasios Papakonstantinou received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH, Greece) in 2005, the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics with Modern Applications from The University of York, UK in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK in 2010. Currently he is a Research Scientist in the Energy Economics and Regulation group (EER) in the Department of Management Engineering. Before that he has been a post-doctoral researcher in Energy Analytics & Markets group (ELMA) in DTU's department of Electrical Engineering and prior to that in the Department of Economics in Copenhagen Business School. His research interests are located in the intersection of Power Systems, Economics and Mathematics, drawing inspiration from Mechanism Design, Game Theory and Operational Research in tackling the challenges associated with the dominance of renewable generation and the emergence of the “prosumer”.

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