Alumni Resnick Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow 2018
Alessandro's research focus at Caltech was on developing new mathematical models that describe the intrinsic uncertainty affecting energy networks, capturing the complicated spatio-temporal correlations of renewable energy generation and the interplay of this randomness with physical network constraints. His goal was to assess the maximum renewable energy penetration that can be sustained while maintaining a target level of reliability and to design distributed control policies for new technologies (e.g. energy storage devices, smart buildings and appliances, and electric vehicles) that could effectively mitigate the volatile nature of renewable power generation. Alessandro studied applied mathematics in Padova (BS 2010), Cambridge (MS 2011) and Eindhoven University of Technology (PhD 2015). After a first postdoc at CWI in Amsterdam, he joined Caltech as a postdoctoral researcher with a NWO Rubicon personal grant to work with professors Adam Wierman and Steven Low. An outdoor enthusiast, he is an avid climber and hiker.
Alessandro is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.