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Dr Alessandra Parisio is a Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the University of Manchester, where she is PGT Director for the department. She has been principal or co-investigator on research projects supported by EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC H2020 and industrial partners in the areas of building climate control and distributed optimisation and control for flexibility service and grid support provision, totalling nearly £7 million as University of Manchester share. Dr Parisio is IEEE senior member, co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Smart Buildings and vice-Chair for Education of the IFAC Technical Committee 9.3. Control for Smart Cities. She has been in the program committees of several international conferences and has served/serves as editor of journals within the control and power system areas, currently of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, European Journal of Control and Applied Energy. Dr Parisio received the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award in January 2021 and the Energy and Buildings Best Paper Award for (for a ten-year period between 2008-2017) in January 2019. Her main research interests span the areas of control engineering, in particular Model Predictive Control, distributed optimisation and control, stochastic constrained control, and power systems, with energy management systems under uncertainty, optimisation and control of multi-energy networks and distributed flexibility.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures


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