Aleš Švigelj received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1997, 2000 and 2003 respectively. He is a senior research fellow in the Department of Communication Systems at the Jožef Stefan Institute and associate professor at the Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School. In 2000/2001 he spent one year as a visiting researcher at Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds, UK. He has extensive research in modelling, simulation, and design of advanced telecommunications elements, systems, and services. His current work focuses on the advanced networking technologies for wireless systems and smart grids.. He has participated in several national and international projects including COST projects. Recently, he was a technical/scientific coordinator of the FP7 SUNSEED project. He co-authored several books/book chapters and more than 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. In 2004 he was awarded the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize for outstanding contributions made to science in Doctoral theses in the field of natural sciences in Slovenia. He is member of IEEE.