Luiz Augusto Barroso has a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Operations Research and is working towards a PhD degree in Systems Engineering (optimization) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before joining the Energy Research Company (EPE) in July 2016 he worked at worked at the PSR group (from 1999-2016) and has been involved in several studies and research in the following areas: (i) economic studies and financial evaluation of projects; (ii) energy trading, risk management and physical-financial optimization in energy markets; (iii) system planning studies; and (iv) regulatory assessment to private investors and institutions. In the case of Brazil, he has been participating directly in the conceptual design and critical analysis of a power sector model, including proposals for improvements of the regulatory framework and market conditions. More recently, he has been working on tariff revision of the gas companies in the Brazilian system and in studies related to the insertion of natural gas in the Brazilian power system. He has been developing methodologies for strategic pricing in competitive energy markets and in energy auctions. He has been an invited speaker on energy deregulation and market issues in workshops, courses and talks in Brazil and many countries in Latin America, in USA/Canada, in Europe, and in Oceania. He is the author and co-author of more than 30 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.