Dr. René Aïd is currently the Deputy Head of EDF R&D Risk and the Generation Management department. He has been the leader and the cofounder of the Finance of Energy Market Research Centre (FiME). FiME is a joint research project between the Université Paris-Dauphine, the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST), the Ecole Polytechnique and the R&D Division of the EDF group. Dr. Aïd is the author of the SpringerBriefs in Quantitative Finance Electricity Derivatives. He has published several papers in top academic journals and is associate editor of SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics. He holds an engineering degree in computer science, a PhD in applied mathematics and an accreditation for research management (tenure) in economics.