Leigh Tesfatsion received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. Currently she is Professor of Economics, Mathematics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.
Her principal research area is agent-based test bed development, with a particular focus on the integrated operation of retail and wholesale electric power markets with smart grid functionality. She is an active participant in IEEE working groups and task forces focusing on power economics issues. She serves as associate editor for a number of journals, including the Journal of Energy Markets. Her CV can be found online at www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/vitafull.pdf.