George Kariniotakis (PhD, Prof.) received his Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Greece in 1990 and 1992 respectively, and his PhD degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1996. He is currently with the Centre PERSEE of MINES Paris leading the Renewable Energies and SmartGrids Group. He has authored more than 320 scientific publications in journals and conferences.
He has been involved as participant or coordinator in more than 50 R&D projects in the fields of renewable energies (RES) and smart-grids. Among them, he coordinated 3 major EU projects in the field of wind forecasting and integration (Anemos/FP5, Anemos.plus/FP6, SafeWind/FP7). Currently he coordinates the Smart4RES/H2020 project on RES forecasting and integration. His scientific interests include forecasting, RES integration, modelling, management and planning of power systems.
He is Senior Member IEEE and member of several expert groups like ETIP SNET, CNF CIRED, EERA JP SG and member of the Steering Committee and Scientific Council of Think SmartGrids.