Sergio F. Santos received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal, in 2012, 2014 and 2017, respectively. He is currently working as an Assistant Researcher in INESCTEC, Porto. He worked in the European Project SiNGULAR - Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration, and in several national projects, ESGRIDS - Enhancing Smart GRIDS for Sustainability, EMaDes - Energy, Materials and Sustainable Development, and UNiTED - Unlocking demand response potential with Next generation innovative optimization Tools Empowering prosumers and Distribution grid benefits. His research interests include power systems operation and planning, renewable energy integration, ancillary services, virtual power plants, demand response, system flexibility and smart grid applications.