Today, three NRM students are going to defense their master thesis:
- Giulia Marchetti – Overall grain size mapping from Sentinel 2 images (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, B. Belletti, P. Carbonneau from Durham University)
- Mattia Lanzani & Antonio Pecoraro – Balancing hydropower producing and fluvial connectivity in optimal large scale dam siting on the Mekong river (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, R. Schmitt, M. Kondolf from Berkeley University)
River habitat fragmentation is one of the main threats to the functioning of river ecosystems. But river barriers also perform essential functions for society and pose several management issues.
The NRMGroup has been selected as one of the finalists of the EFARRI award by the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation. EFARRI aims to identify research groups that have successfully incorporated methods to align research with the needs of society and contributed towards the development of a smart, inclusive and sustainable society. The award is a joint initiative of the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium), “la Caixa” Foundation (Spain), Fondazione Cariplo (Italy), the Lundbeck Foundation (Denmark), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (GermanTy) and the European Foundation Centre Research Forum. Rodolfo Soncini, Andrea Castelletti and Enrico Weber will at the award cerimony in Bruxelles, Nov 21-22.
We just published a paper on energy consumption end-use disaggregation using Hidden Markov Models and Dynamic Time Warping. This is part of the research we are conducting on smart metered data analytics and modelling. The work has been supported by the SmartH2O project. More details and the full paper are available here (free access until Dec, 31, 2016!).
A. Cominola, M. Giuliani, D. Piga, A. Castelletti, A.E. Rizzoli, A Hybrid Signature-based Iterative Disaggregation algorithm for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring, Applied Energy, 185, 331-344, 2017.