Vladimiro Miranda, PhD, is presently Full Professor at the University of Porto, Portugal, and also one of the Directors of INESC Porto since 2000, where previously and for a number of years he had been the coordinator of the Power Systems area. He has been also Full Professor in the University of Macau RAEM (China) and President of INESC Macau, a Portuguese-Chinese joint institution. He is an IEEE Fellow (the highest grade of this prestigious worldwide institution from the USA) and author of over 200 publications, among which one should highlight the papers on the application of computational intelligence to power systems, namely fuzzy sets, neural networks and evolutionary algorithms. Several computer applications running models inspired in his contributions are in use in a diversity of utilities in the world. He was responsible for the participation of INESC Porto in a number of European Union projects e several of its research programmes, as well as for projects with the industry and utilities, especially in Portugal and Brazil. He has and is serving in the Administration board of spin-off companies generated by INESC and has a dense personal experience in the management of science and technology in interface institutions. He has supervised, co-supervised or cooperated in the supervision of a large number of PhD and MSc theses e power systems in several countries and universities such as in Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Bosnia, China, Ecuador, Norway or Sweden. He has served as evaluator of research projects in power systems in Portugal, Argentina, Croatia, Norway and South Africa for the governmental authorities supervising the local university systems. He has been a member (at times the chairman) of the organizing or scientific committees of several important conferences in his areas of expertise such as PMAPS, ISAP, IEEE Power Tech, etc. A reference to many of his papers may be found in http://www.inescporto.pt, in the publications section.