Prof. Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa, bachelor course in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
The course (in Italian) develops knowledge and skills for modeling and managing natural systems, and their use to support decision-making. Topics include: decision-making processes, descriptive models (both deterministic and stochastic), and design of management policies. Water resources are used to demonstrate the methodologies presented in the class.
Prof. Andrea Castelletti, master course in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
The course develops knowledge and skills for the advanced modelling, planning and management of natural resources systems. The emphasis will be on the operational aspects of resources management, including: stochastic and robust optimal control, approximate methods (e.g. simulation-based approaches, approximate dynamic programming, reinforcement learning), real time control, and complexity reduction methods. The course is aimed at graduate students preparing to work in environmental and water resources engineering field.
Prof. Matteo Giuliani, master course in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
The course offers a systematic overview of policy analysis and decision-making under global change. The emphasis will be on concepts and tools for modeling human decisions in environmental systems subject to demographic, land-use, energy, and climate change. The course develops knowledge and skills for modeling these changes across different spatial and temporal scales, quantifying their impacts at the local scale, assessing the variety of uncertainties associated to future projections, and developing tools to assist decision makers. Real world examples and numerical applications will be developed. The course is aimed at graduate students preparing to work in the environmental engineering field.