Short Bio

Matteo Giuliani graduated with a double MSc degree in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino in 2010, and obtained the Diploma of the Alta Scuola Politecnica — V cycle in 2011. He received a PhD in Information Technology from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, after a visiting period at Penn State University (PA, USA). He was post-doctoral research fellow and since November 2016 he is assistant professor in the research group of Natural Resources Management at the Department of Electronics Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2018, he is Academic Guest at ETH Zurich for a collaboration with the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE). His research interests include the integrated management of water resources in complex systems characterized by the presence of multiple decision makers and many conflicting stakeholders through the development and the applications of multi-objective optimization and control algorithms, decision-making under uncertainty, machine learning and multi-agent systems. He is currently member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems and of the ASCE/EWRI Environmental & Water Resources Systems Technical Committee.


  • PhD in Information Technology, Politecnico di Milano, 2014
  • Alta Scuola Politecnica Diploma – V cycle, 2011
  • MSc in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, 2010
  • BSc in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2008


  • Early Career Research Excellence Award by the international Environmental Modelling & Software society, 2018
  • WssTP Innovation Awards 2018 – Digital Water Prize for the SmartH2O project
  • European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation for the IMRR – Integrated and sustainable water Management of Red-Thai Binh Rivers System in changing climate project
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 2016
  • 2016 Best Research Paper Award for the paper Multiagent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning for Regulatory Mechanism Design in Water Management published on the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
  • IDEAS/AAMAS 2016 Best Paper Award for the paper Using Multiagent Negotiation to Model Water Resources Systems Operations presented in the IDEAS workshop of AAMAS 2016 conference
  • Best Young Researcher Contribution Award for the presentation Modeling water user behaviour: from smart metered data to agent based modeling at the Smart Systems for Water Management summer school 2016 (ex-equo with Andrea Cominola)
  • Premio Rotary alla Ricerca for young scientists, 2015.
  • Outstanding AGU Reviewer Award, Water Resources Research, 2015
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 2014


Research projects

  • 2018-2022 | ProjectO: demonstration of planning and technology tools for a circular, integrated and symbiotic use of water (EU-H2020)
  • 2016-2020 | DAFNE: Use of a Decision-Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus in complex and trans-boundary water resources systems of fast growing developing countries (EU-H2020)
  • 2016-2019 | SO-WATCH: SOft path WATer management adaptation to CHanging climate (Fondazione Cariplo)
  • 2015-2019 | IMPREX: IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes (EU-H2020)
  • 2014-2017 | SmartH2O: an ICT Platform to leverage on Social Computing for the efficient management of Water Consumption (EU-FP7)
  • 2014-2015 | PROACTIVE: Protezione del territorio con infrastrutture ICT avanzate, cittadinanza attiva e reti sociali (FESR)
  • 2012-2015 | IMRR Integrated and Sustainable Water Management of Red-Thai Binh River System (Vietnam), (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – winner of the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation (EFARRI)

Recent Publications

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