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Dr Alessandra Parisio is a Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK, where she is/has been principal or co-investigator on research projects supported by EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC H2020 and industrial partners in the areas of building energy management and distributed control for flexibility service and grid support provision, totalling over £5 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 is Director of the MSc programme "Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REaCT)". She has been in the program committees of several international conferences and serves as editor of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN), the IEEE Transactions on Automation and Science Engineering and on Control of Network Systems. 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 include the areas of energy management systems under uncertainty, model predictive control, stochastic constrained control and distributed optimisation for power systems.

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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