Pierluigi Siano (M’09) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is currently an Aggregate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno. His research activities are centered on the integration of renewable distributed generation into electricity networks and smart grids. In these fields, he has coauthored more than 100 papers including more than 50 international journals. Dr. Siano is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, member of the editorial board of more than twenty International Journals in the field of power systems and smart grids. He is Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee on Smart Grids and a member of the Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems of the IEEE IES. He served as a reviewer and session chairman for many international conferences.