Optimization, Modeling, and Data Sciences for Sustainable Energy Systems
Prof. Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA

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For decades, power systems have been playing an important role in humanity. Industrialization has made energy consumption an inevitable part of daily life. Due to our dependence on fuel sources and our large demand for energy, power systems have become interdependent networks rather than remaining independent energy producers. This talk will focus on the problems arising in energy systems as well as recent advances in optimization, modeling, and data sciences techniques to address these problems. Among the topics to be discussed are emission constrained hydrothermal scheduling, electricity and gas networks expansion, as well as reliability analysis of power grid.


Bjorndal, E., Bjorndal, M., Pardalos, P.M., and Ronnqvist, M., Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, Springer, (2010).

Zheng, Q.P., Rebennack,S., Pardalos, P.M., Iliadis N. and Pereira, M., Handbook of CO2 in Power Systems, Springer, (2012)

Rassia, S.T. and Pardalos, P.M., Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures, Springer, (2013).

Pardalos, P.M., Rebennack, S., Pereira, M.V.F., Iliadis,N.A., and Pappu V., Handbook of Wind Power Systems, Springer, (2014).

Eksioglu, S., Rebennack, S., and Pardalos, P.M., Handbook of Bioenergy: Bioenergy Supply Chain - Models and Applications, Springer, (2015).

Rebennack, S., Pereira, M.V.F., and Pardalos, P.M., Stochastic Hydro-Thermal Scheduling under CO2 Emissions Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, VOL. 27, NO. 1 (2012), pp. 58-68.

Rahmani, M., Vinasco, G., Rider, J.M., Romero, R., and Pardalos, P.M., Multistage Transmission Expansion Planning Considering Fixed Series Compensation Allocation, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2013), pp. 3795-3805.

Cinar D., Gakis K., and Pardalos, P.M., Reduction of CO2 Emissions in Cumulative Multi-Trip Vehicle Routing Problems with Limited Duration, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Volume 20, Issue 4 (2015), pp. 273-284.

Resener M., Hanera, S., Pereira, L.A., and Pardalos, P.M., Mixed-Integer LP Model for Volt/var Control and Energy Losses Minimization in Distribution Systems, Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 140, November 2016, pp 895-905.

Boroojeni, K.G., Amini, M.H., Iyengar, S.S., Rahmani, M., and Pardalos, P.M., An Economic Dispatch Algorithm for Congestion Management of Smart Power Networks - An Oblivious Routing Approach, Energy Systems, Vol 8, No 3 (August 2017), pp. 643-667.

Vlontzos, G. and Pardalos, P.M., Assess and prognosticate green house gas emissions from agricultural production of EU countries, by implementing DEA Window analysis and artificial neural networks, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 76 (2017), pp. 155-162.