Short Bio

Matteo Giuliani is assistant professor in the Environmental Intelligence Lab at Politecnico di Milano. He 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 then post-doctoral research fellow and, since November 2016, he is assistant professor in the Department of Electronics Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano. From 2018 to 2020, he was Academic Guest at ETH Zurich for a collaboration with the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE). The primary focus of his research is the integrated management of water resources in complex engineering systems involving multiple actors and exposed to evolving multisectoral demands and global change; his main research areas include 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.

Education

  • 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

Awards

  • 2021 EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award for the Hydrological Sciences Division
  • 2021 Best Research Paper Award for the paper Integrated Design of Dam Size and Operations via Reinforcement Learning on the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
  • 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

Teaching

Research projects

  • 2021-2025 | CLINT: CLImate INTelligence: extreme events detection, attribution and adaptation design using machine learning (EU-H2020)
  • 2021-2025 | GONEXUS: Innovative tools and solutions for GOverning the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (EU-H2020)
  • 2021-2022 | STREAM: SusTainable REservoir mAnagement in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundarion)
  • 2020-2023 | AWESOME: mAnaging Water, Ecosystems and food across sectors and Scales in the sOuth MEditerranean (EU-H2020-PRIMA)
  • 2020-2022 | ADDAPT: water resources management adaptation to climate change in the Adda River basin (Regione Lombardia)
  • 2019-2022 | IN-WOP: Mind the Water Cycle Gap: Innovating Water Management Optimisation Practice (Water JPI)
  • 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) – winner of the WssTP Innovation Awards 2018 – Digital Water Prize
  • 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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