Dr. Panayiotis (Panos) Moutis, has been recently serving as systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, research scientist at DEPsys SA, Puidoux, Switzerland, and CTO of Proterima energy consultants, Greece. In 2014 he was awarded a fellowship by Arup (through the University of Greenwich, UK) on the “Research Challenge of Balancing Urban Microgrids in Future Planned Communities”, while in 2013 he won the “IEEE Sustainability 360o Contest” on the topic of Power. Between 2007 and 2015, as part of the SmartRUE research group of Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou, he contributed in over a dozen R&D projects funded by the European Commission. Panos received both his diploma and his PhD degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
He has published more than 20 papers on topics concerning the management and control of distributed generation and storage resources based on various smart grid paradigms. He has also accumulated over 10 years of experience as a technical consultant on projects of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency. His research interests lie in the field of virtual power plants, microgrids, distributed resources integration and application of artificial intelligence to power system management and control.
He is a senior member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Computer Society. He is the Chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Publications Committee, the Managing Editor of the “IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter”, and has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the “IEEE Smart Grid Compendium of Journal Publications, vol. 1”.