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Bordin, Chiara

Associate Professor Institutt for informatikk
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Chiara Bordin is Associate Professor with focus on teaching and research within the Energy Informatics domain.

Her main research interests are related to mathematical optimization in the context of computer science applied to smart energy and power systems. This refers in particular (but is not limited) to: models for storage integration and storage technologies assessment; strategic network design, expansion and operation; power systems reliability oriented network restructuring and reconfiguration; multi-agent systems for microgrids coordination; stochastic multihorizon optimization; optimal management of electrich vehicles and charging sites; integration of machine learning methodologies in the context of mathematical modelling.

Mathematical modelling and optimization is a strong interdisciplinary and versatile subject. By combining it with computer science, power systems engineering, economics, big data analytics and machine learning, it is possible to address many research questions within the energy and power systems field, enhance analyses and look at the studied systems from different perspectives. This can provide key methodological and analytical contributions to the young and dynamic research area of Energy Informatics, with particular regard to the two major research themes of “smart energy saving systems” and “smart grids”. 

Member of the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC): ARC Website

Projects: Smart Senja

Interview for the AIMMS community: Interview

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Short CV

Chiara Bordin received her master's degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy). She obtained from the same university her PhD in Operational Research, with a thesis focused on mathematical optimization applied to thermal and electrical energy systems. Afterwards she worked as a Research Associate at the University of Durham (UK) in collaboration with the Durham Energy Institute and the Engineering Department of Cambridge University. She then worked as a Postdoc at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). Afterwards she has been a Research Scientist in SINTEF Energy (Norway), the largest research centre in Scandinavia. She is currently Associate Professor in Energy Informatics, at the department of Computer Science (IFI) of the University of Tromsø (Norway). Throughout this path Chiara has been involved in a wide variety of interdisciplinary projects within energy and power systems, among which: heat networks strategic design; pumped thermal electricity storage for active distribution network applications; offgrid systems optimisation; battery degradation modelling; storage integration in maritime vessels; optimal design and expansion of electric vehicles charging sites; pricing strategies for electric vehicles charging; multi-agent approaches for microgrids expansion; power systems reliability; assessment of hydrogen’s role and potential within the broader energy system decarbonization objectives.

Associate Professor, Energy Informatics

Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersection of energy systems, power systems, energy economics, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Energy Informatics studies information and communication technology means to more effectively manage energy resources, fossil resources as well as renewable resources. Energy Informatics includes topics such as smart grids, smart meters, demand response, smart buildings, plug-in electrical vehicles, energy storage, energy policy, energy markets and market mechanisms, smart energy and power systems modelling, green computing etc.

Two main goals of Energy Informatics are energy efficiency, and renewable energy supply.

Within the borad Energy Informatics domain, the "Smart Energy and Power Systems Modelling" discipline has a key role. It focuses on the optimal design, expansion, management and operation of energy and power systems, by including elements such as renewable sources, storage technologies, electric vehicles, smart grids, smart buildings, as well as social aspects such as nudging and demand response. It is therefore a key subject to provide a holistic understanding of the Energy and power systems issues.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Mishra, Sambeet; Palu, Ivo. A multihorizon approach for the reliability oriented network restructuring problem, considering learning effects, construction time, and cables maintenance costs. Renewable Energy 2021; Volum 168. ISSN 0960-1481.s 878 - 895.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.12.105.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Mishra, Sambeet; Safari, Amir; Eliassen, Frank. Educating the energy informatics specialist: opportunities and challenges in light of research and industrial trends. SN Applied Sciences 2021; Volum 3:674. ISSN 2523-3963.s 1 - 17.s doi: 10.1007/s42452-021-04610-8.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Taharaguchi, Kota; Palu, Ivo. Comparison of deep learning models for multivariate prediction of time series wind power generation and temperature. Energy Reports 2020; Volum 6. ISSN 2352-4847.s 273 - 286.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2019.11.009.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Oren, Esin; Bordin, Chiara; Wen, Fushuan; Palu, Ivo. Features extraction of wind ramp events from a virtual wind park. Energy Reports 2020; Volum 6. ISSN 2352-4847.s 237 - 249.s doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.08.047.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Skjelbred, Hans Ivar; Kong, Jiehong; Yang, Zhirong. Machine Learning for Hydropower Scheduling: State of the Art and Future Research Directions. Procedia Computer Science 2020; Volum 176. ISSN 1877-0509.s 1659 - 1668.s doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2020.09.190.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Håkansson, Anne; Mishra, Sambeet. Smart Energy and power systems modelling: an IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems perspective, in the context of Energy Informatics. Procedia Computer Science 2020; Volum 176. ISSN 1877-0509.s 2254 - 2263.s doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2020.09.275.

  • Lizana, Jesus; Bordin, Chiara; Rajabloo, Talieh. Integration of solar latent heat storage towards optimal small-scale combined heat and power generation by Organic Rankine Cycle. Journal of Energy Storage 2020; Volum 29. ISSN 2352-152X.s doi: 10.1016/j.est.2020.101367.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir; Palu, Ivo. A multi-agent system approach for optimal microgrid expansion planning under uncertainty. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 2019; Volum 109. ISSN 0142-0615.s 696 - 709.s doi: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.01.044.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. SMACS MODEL, a stochastic multihorizon approach for charging sites management, operations, design, and expansion under limited capacity conditions. Journal of Energy Storage 2019; Volum 26. ISSN 2352-152X.s 1 - 19.s doi: 10.1016/j.est.2019.100824.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Würsig, Christoph; Palu, Ivo. Multivariate Scenario Generation -An Arima and Copula Approach. International Journal of Modeling and Optimization 2019; Volum 9 (3). ISSN 2010-3697.s 146 - 149.s doi: 10.7763/IJMO.2019.V9.700.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Mo, Olve. Including Power Management Strategies and Load Profiles in the Mathematical Optimization of Energy Storage Sizing for Fuel Consumption Reduction in Maritime Vessels. Journal of Energy Storage 2019; Volum 23. ISSN 2352-152X.s 425 - 441.s doi: 10.1016/j.est.2019.03.021.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Fornes, Jordi Mateo; Palu, Ivo. Reliability framework for power network assessment. E3S Web of Conferences 2019. ISSN 2267-1242.s doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20198002005.

  • Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Palu, Ivo. RNR: Reliability oriented Network Restructuring. IEEE conference proceedings 2019 ISBN 978-1-5386-6903-7.s doi: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2590916.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Anuta, Oghenetejiri Harold; Crossland, Andrew; Gutierrez, Isabel Lascurain; Dent, Chris J.; Vigo, Daniele. A linear programming approach for battery degradation analysis and optimization in offgrid power systems with solar energy integration. Renewable Energy 2017; Volum 101. ISSN 0960-1481.s 417 - 430.s doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.08.066.

  • Ibrahim, Ahmad Asrul; Kazemtabrizi, Behzad; Bordin, Chiara; Dent, Chris J.; McTigue, Joshua D.; White, Alexander J.. Pumped thermal electricity storage for active distribution network applications. IEEE Press 2017 ISBN 978-1-5090-4238-8.s doi: 10.1109/PTC.2017.7980837.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Gordini, Angelo; Vigo, Daniele. An optimization approach for district heating strategic network design. European Journal of Operational Research 2016; Volum 252 (1). ISSN 0377-2217.s 296 - 307.s doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.049.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Vigo, Daniele; Gordini, Angelo. Mathematical Optimisation for the Strategic Design and Extension of District Heating Networks. (Fulltekst: https://www.enea.it/en/publications/abstract/experience-industrial-symbiosis-italy 2015 ISBN 978-88-8286-3166.s 41 - 42.

  • Bordin, Chiara. Mathematical Optimization Applied to Thermal and Electrical Energy Systems (PhD Thesis). Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Automatica e ricerca operativa, 27 Ciclo 2015. ISSN 2038-7946.s doi: 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/6915.

  • Reigstad, Gunhild Allard; Coussy, Paula; Straus, Julian; Bordin, Chiara; Jaehnert, Stefan; Størset, Sigmund Østtveit; Ruff, Benjamin. Hydrogen for Europe - Final report of the pre-study. (Fulltekst: https://www.sintef.no/globalassets/sintef-energi/hydrogen-for-europe/hydrogen-for-europe-pre-study-report-version-4_med-omslag-2019-08-23.pdf 2019 (2019:00597) ISBN 978-82-14-06329-5. ISSN 1504-9795.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. Stochastic Multihorizon Approach for Charging Sites Management, Operations, Design and Expansion under Limited Capacity Conditions. European Conference on Stochastic Optimisation (ECSO) (Sammendrag: http://ecso2017.inf.uniroma3.it/assets/images/ABSTRACTS/ECSO2017_paper_13.pdf) 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22 2017.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. The Effect of Drivers Elasticity on The Optimal Pricing And Management Of Electric Vehicles Charging. Conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (Sammendrag: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4182/presentation/6447) 2016-11-13 - 2016-11-16 2016.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles through Indirect Control and Smart Price Signals. International Conference on Continuous Optimisation (ICCOPT) (Sammendrag: http://www.iccopt2016.tokyo/program/iccopt2016book.pdf) 2016-08-06 - 2106-08-11 2016.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Harold Anuta, Oghenetejiri; Crossland, Andrew; Gutierrez, Isabel Lascurain; Dent, Chris J.; Vigo, Daniele. Linear Programming Approach for Optimal Battery Operation in Off-Grid Solar Power Schemes, with Consideration of Battery Degradation. European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) (Sammendrag: https://www.euro-online.org/conf/admin/tmp/program-euro27.pdf) 2015-07-12 - 2015-07-15 2015.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Vigo, Daniele. A decision support tool for the optimal distribution of thermal energy. Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) (Sammendrag: http://www.ifors2014.org/files2/program-ifors2014.pdf) 2014-07-13 - 2014-07-18 2014.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Vigo, Daniele. Optimization approach for district heating strategic network design. European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) (Sammendrag: https://euro2013.euro-online.org/data/http_/euro2013.org/wp-content/uploads/program-euro26.pdf) 2013-07-01 - 2013-07-04 2013.

  • Reigstad, Gunhild Allard; Coussy, Paula; Straus, Julian; Bordin, Chiara; Jaehnert, Stefan; Størset, Sigmund Østtveit; Ruff, Benjamin. Hydrogen for Europe - Final report of the pre-study. (Fulltekst: https://www.sintef.no/globalassets/sintef-energi/hydrogen-for-europe/hydrogen-for-europe-pre-study-report-version-4_med-omslag-2019-08-23.pdf 2019 (2019:00597) ISBN 978-82-14-06329-5. ISSN 1504-9795.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. Stochastic Multihorizon Approach for Charging Sites Management, Operations, Design and Expansion under Limited Capacity Conditions. European Conference on Stochastic Optimisation (ECSO) (Sammendrag: http://ecso2017.inf.uniroma3.it/assets/images/ABSTRACTS/ECSO2017_paper_13.pdf) 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22 2017.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. The Effect of Drivers Elasticity on The Optimal Pricing And Management Of Electric Vehicles Charging. Conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (Sammendrag: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4182/presentation/6447) 2016-11-13 - 2016-11-16 2016.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir. Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles through Indirect Control and Smart Price Signals. International Conference on Continuous Optimisation (ICCOPT) (Sammendrag: http://www.iccopt2016.tokyo/program/iccopt2016book.pdf) 2016-08-06 - 2106-08-11 2016.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Harold Anuta, Oghenetejiri; Crossland, Andrew; Gutierrez, Isabel Lascurain; Dent, Chris J.; Vigo, Daniele. Linear Programming Approach for Optimal Battery Operation in Off-Grid Solar Power Schemes, with Consideration of Battery Degradation. European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) (Sammendrag: https://www.euro-online.org/conf/admin/tmp/program-euro27.pdf) 2015-07-12 - 2015-07-15 2015.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Vigo, Daniele. A decision support tool for the optimal distribution of thermal energy. Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) (Sammendrag: http://www.ifors2014.org/files2/program-ifors2014.pdf) 2014-07-13 - 2014-07-18 2014.

  • Bordin, Chiara; Vigo, Daniele. Optimization approach for district heating strategic network design. European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) (Sammendrag: https://euro2013.euro-online.org/data/http_/euro2013.org/wp-content/uploads/program-euro26.pdf) 2013-07-01 - 2013-07-04 2013.

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