The 11th IASTED European Conference on
Power and Energy Systems
EuroPES 2012

June 25 – 27, 2012
Napoli, Italy


Prof. João P.S. Catalão
University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Biography of the Conference Chair

Conference Chair Portrait

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.
He is currently a Professor at UBI and Researcher at INESC-ID. He is the Primary Coordinator of the EU-funded FP7 project SiNGULAR. He is an author or co-author of more than 250 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, having supervised more than 20 post-docs, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. His research interests include power system operations and planning, distributed renewable generation, demand response and smart grids.
Prof. Catalão is Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and Associate Editor of IET Renewable Power Generation. Also, he is the Editor of the book entitled "Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling", published by CRC Press in 2012.