Rafał Weron is Professor of Economics and Head of the Economic Modeling Group in the Department of Operations Research, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland. His research focuses on developing risk management and forecasting tools for the energy industry and computational statistics as applied to finance and insurance. His other interests include agent-based modeling, computational economics, derivatives pricing, financial engineering, stochastic modeling and time series analysis. Over the last 20 years Rafał has built an impressive international reputation in modeling and forecasting power market processes and computational statistics. He is ranked in the “Top 1%” (according to the Average Rank Score) in the IDEAS/RePEc world ranking of economists. He is member of the Statistics and Econometrics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (KSiE PAN) and serves on the Editorial Boards of ARGO, Computational Statistics, Journal of Energy Engineering, Journal of Energy Markets, and Operations Research and Decisions. He is the author of the widely acclaimed “Modeling and Forecasting Electricity Loads and Prices: A Statistical Approach” (Wiley, 2006) and co-author of four other books. He has also published over 80 peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles (most notably in top-tier Energy, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and International Journal of Forecasting), including a 52-page long Invited Review Paper on electricity price forecasting. With a Ph.D. (1999) in Financial Mathematics and a habilitation (2009) and professor title (2015) in Economics, he is periodically engaged as a consultant to financial, energy and software engineering companies.