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Keynote Speakers

Speaker I

Prof. João P. S. Catalão
IEEE Fellow
University of Porto, Portugal

Research Areas: Power System Operations and Planning, Power System Economics and Electricity Markets, Distributed Renewable Generation, Demand Response and Smart Grid

Biography: João P. S. Catalão is an IEEE Fellow. He 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. He was the Primary Coordinator of the EU-funded FP7 project SiNGULAR, a 5.2-million-euro project involving 11 industry partners. He has authored or coauthored more than 500 journal publications and 400 conference proceedings papers, with an h-index of 90 and more than 30,000 citations (according to Google Scholar), having supervised more than 120 post-docs, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and other students with project grants. He was the General Chair and General Co-Chair of SEST 2019 and SEST 2020, respectively, after being the inaugural Technical Chair and co-founder of SEST 2018. He is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. Furthermore, he is an Associate Editor of nine other IEEE Transactions/Journals. He was an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Fellows Committee Member in 2022 and 2023. He was recognized as one of the Outstanding Associate Editors 2020 of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and one of the Outstanding Associate Editors 2021 of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He has multiple Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science. He has won 5 Best Paper Awards at IEEE Conferences. Furthermore, he was the recipient of the 2017-2022 (for the sixth consecutive year) FEUP Scientific Recognition Diplomas. His research interests include power system operations and planning, power system economics and electricity markets, distributed renewable generation, demand response, smart grid, and multi-energy carriers.