I am an academic affiliate of Power Auctions LLC, a leading provider of software, technology, consulting services and intellectual property for advanced auction applications. Since 2001, the Power Auctions team has built up an unparalleled track record in the design and implementation of high-stakes clock auctions for many different organizations throughout the world.

Power Auctions:
At Power Auctions, Dr. Baranov is actively involved in designing, evaluating and simulating sophisticated auction environments. For Industry Canada, he has provided extensive advice on the recent Canadian 700 MHz Auction and the forthcoming 2500 MHz Auction. For ISO New England, he has contributed to changes in the design of the annual Forward Capacity Auction. For Three (UK), Eircom (Ireland) and other clients, he has helped to design bidding strategies in combinatorial clock auctions. Dr. Baranov has developed a versatile suite of bidding tools that assists our clients in tracking their progress, predicting payments and simulating various outcomes at all stages of a live auction. His expertise includes deep academic training in the optimization theory that is uniquely matched by his detailed practical knowledge of the industry-leading optimization solutions such as Gurobi and CPLEX.


  • Auction design advice for FCC's Incentive Auction (2015 - 2018)
  • Design advice and simulations for ACMA's Digital Divident spectrum auction (2011-2013)
  • Design advice for Industry Canada’s 700 MHz and 2500 MHz spectrum auctions (2010-2015)
  • Design advice for ISED’s 600 MHz and 3500 MHz spectrum auctions (since 2015)
  • Design and technical advice addressing new requirements in ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Auctions (since 2008)
  • Bidding advice to Hutchison 3G (Three) in the UK 4G spectrum auction (2013-2014)
  • Bidding advice to Eircom Group in Ireland’s 800, 900 and 1800 MHz spectrum auction (2012)
  • Bidding advice to a major bidder in a spectrum auction (Europe)