George Kariniotakis received his Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Greece in 1990 and 1992 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1996. He is currently with the Centre PERSEE of MINES ParisTech as a senior scientist and head of the Renewable Energies and Smartgrids Group. He has authored more than 220 scientific publications in journals and conferences. He has been involved as participant or coordinator in more than 40 R&D projects in the fields of renewable energies and distributed generation. Among them, he was the coordinator of some major EU projects in the field of wind power forecasting and integration such as Anemos, Anemos.plus and SafeWind projects. His scientific interests include among others timeseries forecasting, decision making under uncertainty, modelling, management and planning of power systems. He is Senior IEEE Member and member of several expert groups like ETIP SNET.