Andrea Ghezzi

Short Bio

Andrea Ghezzi was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1996. He obtained his Master degree cum laude in Automation and Control Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a thesis about stochastic MPC with constraint prioritization. From December 2020 to September 2021 he was a researcher at Data Science R&D Department of Tenaris Dalmine, working on virtual sensing for improving the steel making process. From October 2021 he joined SYSCOP Laboratory at University of Freiburg, carrying out a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl. He is a Marie-Curie fellow of the ELO-X project.

Visiting Periods

  • Nov - Dec 2022: Dr. Jonas Asprion at Tool Temp AG, Sulgen (CH) - within the ELO-X framework
    • Working on estimation and dual control for temperature control unit, together with Léo Simpson.
  • Oct - Nov 2023: Prof. Alberto Bemporad at IMT Lucca (IT) - within the ELO-X framework
  • Jan - May 2024: Dr. Stefano Di Cairano at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge (MA, USA) - within the ELO-X framework
  • Jun -         2024: Dr. Sven Leyffer at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (IL, USA)

Research Interests

  • Mixed-integer nonlinear programming and applications to optimal control
  • Intersection of nonlinear model predictive control and learning methods
  • Dual control and optimization-based estimation
  • Programming and open-source software