First Online: 10 October 2018
: Lukas Razik received his diploma (German equivalent of a master’s degree) in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2013. After graduation he worked as research associate at the Institute for Software and Tools for Computational Engineering and the Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, both at RWTH Aachen University, in the field of computational differentiation methods. Since 2015 he is with the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, where he is a Ph. D. student. His current research interests focus on high-performance and cloud computing approaches in the area of energy management and distribution systems as well as power grid simulations.Jan Dinkelbach received his M. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2016. Since 2017 he pursues his Ph. D. at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University. His research focuses on modeling of electrical grid components and the development of power system simulators.Markus Mirz received his M. Sc. degree in electrical power engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 2014. Since 2015 he is research associate and Ph.D. student at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University. His current research interests are modeling and simulation of power system components as well as co-simulation.Antonello Monti received his master’s degree (summa cum laude) and his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1989 and 1994 respectively. He started his career in Ansaldo Industria and then moved in 1995 to Politecnico di Milano as Assistant Professor. In 2000 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of South Carolina, USA as Associate and then Full Professor. Since 2008 he is the director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power System within the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. Dr. Monti is author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers published in international Journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Associate Editor of the <i>IEEE System Journal</i>, Associate Editor of <i>IEEE Electrification Magazine</i>, Member of the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal <i>SEGAN</i> and member of the founding board of the SpringerOpen Journal <i>Energy Informatics</i>. Dr. Monti is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Innovation in <i>Societal Infrastructure Award</i>.
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