Carlos Maté has a PhD in Statistics and Operations Research (1994), a Msc in Mathematics(1980) and a Bsc in Economics (1984), both from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He has published articles in international and national journals, such as International Journal of Forecasting, Energy Policy, Computational EconomicsNeural Processing Letters, Journal of Applied Statistics and Estudios Turísticos.He is referee of international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Big Data, etc. He is author of Análisis Bayesiano de Datos and the three-volume book Curso General sobre Statgraphics . His articles have also appeared in several proceedings of international conferences. He is member of IIF (International Institute of Forecasters). Contracts as senior researcher with MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA, COMERCIO Y TURISMO DE ESPAÑA, 3M ESPAÑA, S.A., SIGMA DOS or VALEO EMBRAGUES. He was Director of the project `Forecasting Models for Symbolic Data (PRESIM)´, www.upcomillas.es/otri/propios/presim, funded by Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where he is currently Professor. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics at University of California, Riverside, during Fall 2007.