Is responsible for the development of transmission planning software (OptNet model) and of stochastic streamflow modeling (Bonsai). He has a BSc degree in EE and MSc and DSc degrees in SE/CS. Dr. Oliveira has participated in planning studies in El Salvador, Bolivia and Panama. He authored more than fifty papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, as well as chapters for books on power systems planning and operations. He is a member of the Brazilian Automatic Control Society and a professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of PUC-Rio. Previously he worked at Cepel, where he was a project manager in the areas of optimization and statistical techniques applied to power systems planning and operations.