Biography

I am a researcher working on energy and climate, mainly investigating the impact of weather and climate variability on energy systems. I have a Ph.D. in computer engineering with a thesis titled Application of Computational Intelligence to Energy Systems. Currently I am a Scientific Officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre “Knowledge for the Energy Union” unit in the Energy, Transport and Climate Directorate (Directorate C). Before, I have carried out my research activity at ENEA at the Climate Modelling (CLIM) laboratory.

Interests
  • Climate Services
  • Power Systems Modelling
  • Energy & Meteorology
  • Machine-learning
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science & Automation, 2011

    University of Rome " Roma Tre"

  • Laurea Specialistica in Automation Engineering, 2007

    University of Rome " Roma Tre"

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Officer
Mar 2018 – Present The Netherlands

Part of the Knowledge For The Energy Union unit. Analysis of power systems and scenario supporting EU policies on green hydrogen. Working in support of DG ENER for studies on green hydrogen, coal phase out, offshore wind.Involved in the WEFE (Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems Nexus) institutional project. Part of the advisory board of Copernicus Climate Change Service “Energy” operational, H2020 S2S4E project.

  • Data analysis & data mining
  • Impact of climate variability and change on European energy policies
  • Modelling power systems in Europe and Africa
  • Green hydrogen modelling
 
 
 
 
 
Staff Scientist
Jul 2007 – Mar 2018 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. Visiting scientist in the CERCIA at the University of Birmingham (UK).

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