Teaching

Advanced Environmental Systems Analysis [2nd mod] – course details

The course offers a systematic overview of policy analysis and decision-making under global change. The emphasis will be on concepts and tools for modeling human decisions in environmental systems subject to demographic, land-use, energy, and climate change. The course develops knowledge and skills for modeling these changes across different spatial and temporal scales, quantifying their impacts at the local scale, assessing the variety of uncertainties associated to future projections, and developing tools to assist decision makers. Real world examples and numerical applications will be developed. The course is aimed at graduate students preparing to work in the environmental engineering field. 

Teaching Assistant of Natural Resources Management

Prof. Andrea Castelletti, master course in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

The course develops knowledge and skills for the advanced modelling, planning and management of natural resources systems. The emphasis will be on the operational aspects of resources management, including: stochastic and robust optimal control, approximate methods (e.g. simulation-based approaches, approximate dynamic programming, reinforcement learning), real time control, and complexity reduction methods. The course is aimed at graduate students preparing to work in environmental and water resources engineering field.

Co-supervisor of the following master thesis

  • Martina Morlacchi (A.Y. 2015-2016). Unsupervised automatic detection of post meter leakage in residential settings. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Sofia Rossi (A.Y. 2015-2016). A vulnerability analysis of the Red River basin, Vietnam, under co-varying climate and socio-economic changes. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Chiara Samale (A.Y. 2015-2016). Improving seasonal forecast of hydroclimatic variables through the state of large-scale climate signals. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Marika Squeri (A.Y. 2015-2016). Assessing the skill of seasonal meteorological forecast products for predicting droughts and water scarcity in highly regulated basins. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Marta Zaniolo (A.Y. 2015-2016). Design and application of drought indexes in highly regulated Mediterranean water systems. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Marta Andreoni (A.Y. 2015-2016). Pooling drought and flood related financial risk to manage conflict in multi-purpose Lake Maggiore water system. Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Carolina Mesa and Carolina Trimino (A.Y. 2014-2015). ENSO detection for improving long-term streamflow forecasts in Kemano water system. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • P. Gazzotti (A.Y. 2014-2015). Negoziazione in sistemi multiagente per l’identificazione di politiche di regolazione di bacini idrici. Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • H.V. Pham (A.Y. 2014-2015). Using ENSO information to improve the operation of the Hoa Binh reservoir, Vietnam. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • A. Alsahaf (A.Y. 2013-2014). Projection- vs. Selection-based Model Reduction For Emulation Modeling in Water Resources Planning and Management Problems. Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • P. Biglarbeigi (A.Y. 2012-2013). Many-objective Direct Policy Search in Dez and Karoun Multireservoir System, Iran. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • A. Amaranto (A.Y. 2012-2013). Balancing fertilizer application and nitrate leaching in agricultural management: a multiobjective analysis. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • S. Dellacorna (A.Y. 2012-2013). Coupling quality and quantity targets in the operation of a hydropower reservoir: a preliminary analysis. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • S. Suardi (A.Y. 2012-2013). Simulatore di sistemi idrici ottimizzato mediante l’algoritmo B-MOMS. Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • R. Vassileva (A.Y. 2011-2012). Assessing dynamic emulation modelling of large environmental data. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
  • E. Bontempi (A.Y. 2011-2012). Studio di sistemi idrici come problemi di ottimizzazione distribuiti multiobiettivo: modelli e algoritmi. Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • S. Granata (A.Y. 2011-2012). Un simulatore multiagente basato su DCOP per lo studio della gestione di bacini idrici. Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
  • M. Mainardi (A.Y. 2011-2012). Coupling pre-season farmers planning and optimal water supply management to mitigate climate change impacts. Master of Science in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.