José Rivera received the B.Sc. and the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering and information technology with a specialization in control and power systems from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany, in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Until his graduation, he interned at Siemens Corporate Technologies in the area of peer-to-peer computing, grid technologies and control systems. He was also a visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS). Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at TUM. His research interests include distributed systems, stochastic optimal control, power systems management, and renewable energy grid integration.