I am a Senior Researcher in Prof. Florian Dörfler's group, at the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zurich. I am passionate about applications of networked control theory to complex systems like power grids and autonomous mobility. I care about the efficiency of these systems, but also their fairness. I am currently looking into the intersection between nonlinear optimization and feedback control design, and I always like to learn more about control theory, distributed optimization, stochastic optimization, and game theory.
Latest news and talks
NCCR Automation Seminar Series
The NCCR Automation is organizing a series of seminars with distinguished international speakers. For more information, visit https://nccr-automation.ch/news/2021/nccr-automation-seminar-series . Past Control Seminar Series flyers are still available.
5-7 July 2022 - IFAC Conference on Networked Systems
NecSys22 will take place at ETH in Zurich next summer. It will feature a great list of plenary speakers, an IFAC Young Author Award spotlight presentation, and interactive poster sessions of contributed papers.
Visit necsys22.control.ee.ethz.ch for more information!
8 September 2021 - NREL Workshop on Resilient Autonomous Energy Systems
Invited talk: "A Feedback Optimization Approach to Resilient Power System Operation" at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Joint work with Lukas Ortmann, Miguel Picallo, Florian Dörfler.
31 May 2021 - ICRA 2021 Tutorial "Game Theoretical Motion Planning"
In this tutorial, we cover the Game Theory concepts that are the most relevant for motion planning and autonomous driving, and the latest research directions. Joint work with Alessandro Zanardi, Andrea Censi, and Emilio Frazzoli.
26 July 2021 - IEEE PES General Meeting
See my 5-minute presentation of our paper
"Wasserstein Distributionally Robust Look-Ahead Economic Dispatch"
Bala Kameshwar Poolla, Ashish R. Hota, Saverio Bolognani, Duncan S. Callaway, Ashish Cherukuri
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, ( Volume: 36, Issue: 3, May 2021) - doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3034488 - preprint
People I work with
[WORKING PAPER] Adrian Hauswirth, Saverio Bolognani, Gabriela Hug, and Florian Dörfler. Optimization algorithms as robust feedback controllers. arXiv:2103.11329 [math.OC], 2021. [ preprint ]
[NEW] Giuseppe Belgioioso, Dominic Liao-McPherson, Mathias Hudoba de Badyn, Saverio Bolognani, John Lygeros, and Florian Dörfler. Sampled-data online feedback equilibrium seeking: Stability and tracking. In Proc. 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2021. [ preprint ]
Real-time power system operation
[WORKING PAPER] Miguel Picallo, Lukas Ortmann, Saverio Bolognani and Florian Dörfler. Adaptive real-time grid operation via online feedback optimization with sensitivity estimation. arXiv:2110.00954 [eess.SY], 2021. [ preprint ]
[WORKING PAPER] Miguel Picallo, Dominic Liao-McPherson, Saverio Bolognani and Florian Dörfler. Cross-layer design for real-time grid operation: estimation, optimization and power flow. arXiv:2109.13842 [eess.SY], 2021. [ preprint ]
Multi-agent interaction in mobility systems
[NEW] Alessandro Zanardi, Enrico Mion, Mattia Bruschetta, Saverio Bolognani, Andrea Censi, and Emilio Frazzoli. Urban driving games with lexicographic preferences and socially efficient Nash equilibria. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(3), July 2021. Presented at ICRA 2021. [ DOI | preprint ]
Dynamic population games
Optimal power flow under uncertainty
[NEW] Bala Kameshwar Poolla, Ashish R. Hota, Saverio Bolognani, Duncan S. Callaway, and Ashish Cherukuri. Wasserstein distributionally robust look-ahead economic dispatch. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 36(3), May 2021. [ DOI | preprint ]
Saverio Bolognani, Elena Arcari, and Florian Dörfler. A fast method for real-time chance-constrained decision with application to power systems. IEEE Control Systems Letters, 1(1):152--157, July 2017. Presented at the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. [ DOI | preprint ]
Voltage control in power distribution networks
[NEW] André Eggli, Stavros Karagiannopoulos, Saverio Bolognani, and Gabriela Hug. Stability analysis and design of local control schemes in active distribution grids. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 36(3), May 2021. [ DOI ]
[NEW] Lukas Ortmann, Alexander Prostejovsky, Kai Heussen, and Saverio Bolognani. Fully distributed peer-to-peer optimal voltage control with minimal model requirements. Electric Power Systems Research, 189:106717, December 2020. Presented at the 21st Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC). [ DOI | preprint - video ]
Grid topology identification
Saverio Bolognani. Grid topology identification via distributed statistical hypothesis testing. In Reza Arghandeh and Yuxun Zhou, editors, Big Data Application in Power Systems. Elsevier Science, 2018. [ DOI | preprint ]
S. Bolognani, N. Bof, D. Michelotti, R. Muraro, and L. Schenato. Identification of power distribution network topology via voltage correlation analysis. In Proc. 52nd Conference on Decision and Control, 2013. [ DOI | preprint ]
Control for electrical drives
[NEW] Paolo Gherardo Carlet, Andrea Favato, Saverio Bolognani, Florian Dörfler, and Saverio Bolognani. Data-driven predictive current control for synchronous motor drives. In Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020. [ DOI ]
Saverio Bolognani, Silverio Bolognani, Luca Peretti, and Mauro Zigliotto. Design and implementation of model predictive control for electrical motor drives. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 56(6), June 2009. [ DOI | preprint ]
M.Sc. theses and semester projects
You can see my open thesis proposal on Sirop.
Past theses and semester projects
Final reports are available on the ETH Research Collection.
Gianni Hotz, "Online feedback optimization for emergency power system operation", 2021
Maximilian Degner, "Online feedback optimization for gas compressors", 2021
Jonas Matt, "Online feedback optimization for minimal curtailment of renewable generation with real data", 2021
Ezzat Elokda, "Karma games - A decentralized, efficient and fair resource allocation scheme", 2020
Verena Häberle, "Non-convex feedback optimization with input and output constraints for power system applications", 2020
Ashwin Venkatraman, "Real-time control of power systems for voltage collapse prevention", 2018
Sandeep Menta, "Feedback optimisation of linear time invariant systems", 2018
Christos Konstantinopoulos, "Integration of PV units in the primary and secondary control ancillary services in Switzerland", 2018
David Rodriguez Flores, "Time domain performance metrics in optimal inertia placement", 2017
Felix Böwing, "Optimal nonlinear frequency control in power systems", 2017
Liviu Aolaritei, "A decentralized voltage collapse distance for power distribution networks," 2017
József Pázmány, "Constrained optimization over manifolds for power system application," 2017
Elena Arcari, "Fast chance-constrained optimization using real-time measurements with applications to power systems," 2017
Philipp Lütolf, "Optimal placement of virtual damping and inertia," 2017
Alessandro Zanardi, "Constrained optimization over manifolds for power system application," 2016
Jan Schulze, "Peer-to-peer clock synchronization in wireless sensor networks," 2016
Panagiotis Kyriakis, "Formation of robust networks for secure exchange of cryptocurrencies," 2016
Felix Kottmann, "Computational load and congestion control in cloud environments," 2015
Dalibor Drzajic, "Energy theft detection using compressive sensing methods," 2015