João P. S. Catalão received the M.Sc. degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree and Habilitation for Full Professor ("Agregação") from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilha, Portugal, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, and Researcher at INESC TEC, INESC-ID/IST-UL, and C-MAST/UBI. He was the Primary Coordinator of the EU-funded FP7 project SiNGULAR ("Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration"), a 5.2-million-euro project involving 11 industry partners. He has authored or coauthored more than 500 publications, including 171 journal papers, 303 conference proceedings papers, 29 book chapters, and 14 technical reports, with an h-index of 30 and over 3735 citations (according to Google Scholar), having supervised more than 45 post-docs, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. He is the Editor of the books entitled Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling and Smart and Sustainable Power Systems: Operations, Planning and Economics of Insular Electricity Grids (Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, 2012 and 2015, respectively). His research interests include power system operations and planning, hydro and thermal scheduling, wind and price forecasting, distributed renewable generation, demand response and smart grids. Prof. Catalão is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation. He was the Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Special Section on "Real-Time Demand Response" of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, published in December 2012, and the Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Special Section on "Reserve and Flexibility for Handling Variability and Uncertainty of Renewable Generation" of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, published in April 2016. He was the recipient of the 2011 Scientific Merit Award UBI-FE/Santander Universities and the 2012 Scientific Award UTL/Santander Totta. Also, he has won 4 Best Paper Awards at IEEE Conferences.