Eilyan Bitar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His current research examines the operation and economics of modern power systems, with an emphasis on the design of markets and optimization methods to manage uncertainty in renewable and distributed energy resources. He received his BS (2006) and PhD (2011) from UC Berkeley (advisor: Kameshwar Poolla). Prior to joining Cornell, he spent one year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (advisor: Steven Low) and UC Berkeley (advisor: Kameshwar Poolla). He is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), the David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellowship, the John and Janet McMurtry Fellowship, the John G. Maurer Fellowship, and the Robert F. Steidel Jr. Fellowship.