Is responsible for the development of methodologies and software for SDDP, OptGen and ePSR. He has a BSc and a MSc degrees in EE and a DSc in Systems Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Binato has participated in expansion planning studies in Latin America and Europe. Previously, Dr. Binato worked at Cepel, where he managed R&D; projects in the areas of transmission network expansion planning, optimal power flow and meta heuristics for global optimization in power systems. Dr. Binato is author or co-author of 25 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings.