Sean Meyn received the B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1987 (with Prof. P. Caines, McGill University). He is now Professor and Robert C. Pittman Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, director of the Laboratory for Cognition & Control, and director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy. His academic research interests include stochastic processes, optimization, and information theory. For the past ten years his applied research has focused on engineering, markets, and policy in energy markets.