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Scientific Officer

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

March 2018 – Present The Netherlands
Part of the Knowledge For The Energy Union unit. Involved in the WEFE (Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems Nexus) institutional project. Part of the advisory board of Copernicus Climate Change Service “Energy” operational.

  • Data analysis & data mining
  • Modelling power systems in Europe and Africa with Dispa-SET, GAMS and METIS
 
 
 
 
 

Staff Scientist

ENEA

January 2016 – July 2007 Rome & Bologna, Italy
In the period 2010-2018 I have carried out research on energy & meteorology, with a specific focus on climate services. I was involved in the following projects: H2020 MED-GOLD (preparation and coordination team), H2020 S2S4E, H2020 CRESCENDO, INTERREG STRATUS (P.I. for ENEA), Copernicus Climate Change Service contract ECEM (P.I. for ENEA), FP7 SPECS (WP leader on pilot applications), FP7 EUPORIAS, FP7 CLIM-RUN. I was responsabile of a service contract with TERNA S.p.A., the Italian electricity TSO, to help them to analyse the added value in the use of state-of-art climate information for electricity demand and solar power forecasting.

  • In the period 2007-2010 I was research fellow in the Energy Efficiency Department. I have carried out research activity in collaboration with the Distributed Generation Technical Unit in the development of optimisation models for renewable energy management and control methods for building management. I have also carried out research in the field of Evolutionary Computation and Computational Intelligence for energy time-series forecasting and combined-cycle power plants optimisation. I have spent four months as visiting scientist in the CERCIA at the University of Birmingham (UK) working with the Prof. Xin Yao and his team to develop neural network-based methods for energy demand forecasting.

Projects

JRC WEFE-ENERGY

Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem

C3S ECEM

European Climatic Energy Mixes

H2020 MED-GOLD

Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean Grape, OLive and Durum wheat food systems

H2020 S2S4E

Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Climate Prediction For Energy

H2020 SECLI-FIRM

the Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Integrated Risk Management Decisions

Interreg V-A STRATUS

Strategie Ambientali per un Turismo Sostenibile

FP7 EUPORIAS

European Provision Of Regional Impact Assessment on a Seasonal-to-decadal timescale

FP7 SPECS

European Provision Of Regional Impact Assessment on a Seasonal-to-decadal timescale

FP7 CLIM-RUN

Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean region Responding to User Needs

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