Dr Alessandra Parisio receives IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Dr Alessandra Parisio

Dr Alessandra Parisio has been named the 2021 recipient of the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award from the IEEE UK and Ireland PES Chapter.

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dr Parisio has been the principal or co-investigator on various research projects at Manchester with the support of EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC H2020, and other industrial partners.

These projects, in the areas of building energy management and distributed control for grid service provision, total around £4 million of the University's share.

The IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award was established in 1994 by the PES Executive Board. It recognises outstanding technical, professional and societal contributions on behalf of the power engineer profession.

Dr Parisio is IEEE senior member, Vice-Chair for Education of the IFAC Technical Committee 9.3. Control for Smart Cities, and Editor of the Elsevier journals Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN) and Results in Control and Optimisation (RICO), and the IEEE Transactions on Automation and Science Engineering (TASE).

Her main research interests include energy management systems under uncertainty, model predictive control, and distributed optimisation for power systems. She was awarded the Energy and Buildings Best Paper Award in 2019.

Congratulations Dr Parisio!


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