Title Novel methods for water reservoirs management. Supervisor by jze12270

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									Francesca Pianosi
address: viale Caldara 17, 20122, Milano, Italy
e-mail: francesca.pianosi@polimi.it



PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born in Milan, Italy on May 31st, 1980

CURRENT POSITION

Research Assistant, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica, Politecnico di Milano

EDUCATION

 2005-2008    PhD     Information Engineering        Politecnico di Milano
 2000-2004    MSc     Environmental Engineering      Politecnico di Milano

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise
Environmental modelling / Optimal Control / Decision Theory

Description of research activity
Modelling. Time series analysis and data-driven model identification for simulation and forecasting of
hydrological processes [B.3],[D.4],[D.5]. Stochastic modelling in the presence of heteroscedasticity [D.1].
Development of surrogate models from computationally expensive simulation models [D.3].
Optimal control. Stochastic optimal control and robust control for the efficient management of water
systems [D.2],[C.1],[C.2] and real-time operation of multipurpose reservoirs [C.3].
Decision theory. Decision and negotiation theory for supporting decision-making in multi-objective,
multi-DMs context and sensitivity analysis [B.1]. Integrated and participatory management of water
resources [A.1],[B.2].

Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation
Title: “Novel methods for water reservoirs management”.Supervisor: prof. Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
The design of efficient policies for multi-purpose reservoir management can be formulated as a multi-
objective decision problem and traced back to a family of optimal control problems. Stochastic Dynamic
Programming (sdp) has been intensively used to this purpose, however the associated computational
burden (the so called curse of dimensionality) limits its applicability and often forces to introduce strong
approximations in the system modelling. The objective of the research is to develop and test novel
methods for overcoming the curse of dimensionality. Two different, partially complementary approaches
have been explored: an on-line approach, based on the use of a reduced model of the water system and
a heteroscedastic model for inflow forecasting; and an off-line approach that exploits neural networks as
approximators of the optimal control laws and a stochastic approximation algorithm.




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RESEARCH PROJECTS

  2005-2008    TwoLe: un sistema per la Pianificazione e la Gestione Partecipata delle
               Risorse Idriche (TwoLe: a Decision Support System for Water Resources
               Management and Planning)
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               Partners: Universit` degli Studi di Milano, it; ieiit-cnr, it; diiar-
               Politecnico di Milano, it; cirf, it; Consorzio del Ticino, it
               Supported by: Fondazione cariplo, it


TEACHING ACTIVITY

  2008         Teaching Assistant, undergraduate course on System Theory, Politecnico
               di Milano
  2006-2008    Instructor of Matlab Course, undergraduate course on Water Resources
               Management, Politecnico di Milano

TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Matlab (proficiency)
    • C,C++ (basic familiarity)
    • html, LaTeX, MediaWiki

PUBLICATIONS

Books

[A.1] Soncini-Sessa, R., Cellina, F., Pianosi, F., Weber, E. (2007) Integrated and Partecipatory Water
      Resources Management. Practice, Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL.

Chapters in book

[B.1] Pianosi, F. How to cope with Uncertainty. (2007) Chap. in: Soncini-Sessa, R., Castelletti, A., We-
      ber, E. Integrated and Partecipatory Water Resources Management. Theory, Elsevier, Amsterdam,
      NL.
[B.2] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Sachero, V., Soncini-Sessa, R. (2007) TwoLe/P: a MODSS Implementing
      PIP Procedure for Participative Water Basin Planning. In: Reducing the Vulnerability of Societies
      to Water Related Risks at the Basin Scale, Edited by A. Schumann and M. Pahlow, IAHS Press.
      Wallingford, UK.
[B.3] Young, P.C., Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F. (2006) The Data-Based Mechanistic Approach in Hydro-
      logical Modelling. In: Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resource Management,
      Edited by R. Soncini-Sessa and A. Castelletti, Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL.

Journal papers

[C.1] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Soncini Sessa, R. (2008) Reservoir control under economic, social and
      environmental constraints, Automatica, 44(6), 1595-1607.
[C.2] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Soncini Sessa, R. (2008) Integration, participation and optimal control
      in water resources planning and management, Applied Mathematics and Computation, In press.
      doi:10.1016/j.amc.2007.09.069
[C.3] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Soncini Sessa, R. (2008) Receding horizon control for water resources
      management, Applied Mathematics and Computation, In press. doi:10.1016/j.amc.2008.05.044


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Conference papers

[D.1] Pianosi, F., Raso, L. (2008) Flood forecasting for heteroscedastic streamflow processes, Proceedings
      of the 17th IFAC World Congress, July 6-11, Seoul, K.

[D.2] Pianosi, F., Soncini-Sessa, R. (2008) Extended Ritz method for reservoir management over an
      infinite horizon, Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, July 6-11, Seoul, K.

[D.3] Galelli, S., Pianosi, F., Soncini-Sessa, R. (2008) Meta-model of an irrigation district distributed-
      parameter model, Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, July 6-11, Seoul, K.

[D.4] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Soncini-Sessa, R., Young, (2005) P.C. Data Based Mechanistic Modelling
      of a Snow Affected Basin. Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, July 3-8, Prague, CZ.

[D.5] Castelletti, A., Pianosi, F., Soncini-Sessa, R., Young, P.C. (2004) DBM modelling in the upper
      Ticino river basin. Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Modelling and Control of Water Resource
      Systems, 29 September - 1 October, Venice, I.




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