Has BSc degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from PUC-Rio. Currently, Joaquim is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering with emphasis on operations research applied to power systems, also at PUC-Rio. During his undergraduate studies, he attended a year at UC Santa Barbara. He joined PSR in 2015 has been working as a researcher and developer of optimization models and numerical methods. The focus of development is hydrothermal dispatch under uncertainty with transmission constraints (SDDP) and detailed multi-layer simulation tools (New Genesys project). Joaquim has also worked on the models for composite generation-transmission reliability analysis (CORAL), electrical systems expansion planning (OptGen) and nonlinear optimal power flow (OptFlow).