Rodrigo Palma-Behnke (IEEE Senior Member) was born in Antofagasta, Chile. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. on Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Dr.-Ing. from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Chile. His research field is the planning and operation of electrical systems in competitive power markets and new technologies. He is the Director of the FONDAP-CONICYT project SERC-Chile.