Matteo Giuliani

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The development and application of evolutionary algorithms (EAs) and other metaheuristics for the optimisation of water resources systems has been an active research field for over two decades. Research to date has emphasized algorithmic improvements and individual applications in specific areas (e.g. model calibration, water distribution systems,(More)
Over the last two decades, water smart metering programs have been launched in a number of medium to large cities worldwide to nearly continuously monitor water consumption at the single household level. The availability of data at such very high spatial and temporal resolution advanced the ability in characterizing, modeling, and, ultimately, designing(More)
Multiagent systems are being increasingly used in environmental modeling applications to characterize human behavior and interactions with natural processes. A model based on Distributed Constraint Optimization Problems (DCOPs) has been recently proposed for studying the management of water resources systems from the point of view of a regulating(More)
Recent droughts and heatwaves showed the vulnerability of the electricity sector to surface water constraints with reduced potentials for thermoelectric power and hydropower generation in different regions. Herewe use a global hydrological-electricitymodelling framework to quantify the impacts of recent drought andwarm years on hydropower and thermoelectric(More)
Reproductive failure in sows is one of the most important factors affecting pig breeding. Many reproductive disorders are linked to both environmental factors and infectious agents. The goal of our study was to determine the presence of pathogens that are known to cause abortion, considering a set of conditioning factors, such as seasonality and pregnancy(More)
Water reservoir operations have huge potential for contributing positively to the development of different sectors, as well as for reducing the vulnerabilities of water systems caused by changing hydro-climatic and socio-economic forcing. Despite the problem of optimally designing operating policies for water storages has been extensively studied, many(More)
The operations of water resources infrastructures, like dams and diversions, often involve multiple conflicting interests and stakeholders. Agent-based approaches have recently attracted an increasing attention to design optimal operating policies for these systems. In this paper we contribute a general monotonic concession negotiation protocol that allows(More)