Farrokh Albuyeh, an IEEE life member, is Vice President, Smart Grid Projects, at Open Access Technology International (OATI). Prior to joining OATI in 2004, he worked for Alstom/Areva as Director, Energy Management and Markets; for ABB, where he was involved in the implementation of energy management and energy market systems; and for Control Data Corporation, as the Manager of Power Systems Development. He has been an active member of many Power & Energy Society committees and subcommittees, and also was an active member of the IEEE Power Industry Computer Applications Conference, serving as chairman in 2001. He received his B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.