Alfredo Garcia received B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia in 1991, D.E.A in Automatique et Informatique Industrielle from the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France in 1992, and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1997. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Commissioner in the Colombian Energy Regulatory Commission, and from 2001 to 2017 he was a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia and the University of Florida. He is currently holds the Mike and Sugar Barnes Endowed Professorship III with the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Texas A&M University. During 2016-2017, he served as Program Manager for the “Multi-Agent Network Control” program with the Army Research Office (ARO) at Research Triangle Park, NC. His research interests include game theory and dynamic optimization, with applications in electricity and communication networks.