About the author

Victor M. Becerra is currently a Professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, where he has been since December 2015. Previously, he was an academic at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, between 2000 and 2015, where he reached the position of Professor of Automatic Control in 2012. He obtained his PhD in Control Engineering
 from City University, London. in 1994. He has published over 100 research papers and one book.  His research interests include control and optimisation of power systems and smart grids, control of energy storage, computational optimal control and autonomous systems. His research has been funded by the EPSRC, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme, the EC, the European Space Agency, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and various UK industries.  He is a a Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Senior Member of the AIAA, and a Chartered Engineer in the UK. He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committees on "Optimal Control" and "Adaptive and Learning Systems". 
He is an Associate Editor of various journals including the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, the International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, and the International Journal of Automation and Computing. 

Professor Becerra can be contacted at his email address: v.m.becerra@ieee.org.