In 2007, I obtained the MSc degree in Environmental Engineering and Land Planning at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). In January 2011, I joined the PhD program in Information Technology (section of Systems and Control Engineering) at Politecnico di Milano. During that period, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA). In February 2014, I received the PhD with the dissertation “Management of multi-purpose reservoirs under climate change: impact assessment and adaptation strategies”. Currently, I am working as Postdoc at ETH Zurich at the Institute of Environmental Engineering.
My research activity is focused on systems analysis and multi-objective optimization applied to modelling and control of water systems. In particular, I will focus on the quantification of impact of climate change on water resources availability in the alpine and pre-alpine regions of Switzerland and the development of an advanced modelling framework for the integrated simulation of streamflow regimes and operation of hydropower plants.
In a multi-objective optimization framework, I will explore how different operation strategies of hydropower systems, can perform in terms of power production, reliability and flexibility of supply, profitability of operation and ecosystem conservation. The analysis will account for the uncertain operation conditions in the current electricity market, characterized by highly fluctuating demand due to the renewable production.
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