Prof. Andrea Cominola
Assistant Professor of Smart Water Networks at the Einstein Center Digital Future and Technische Universität Berlin
Andrea Cominola is Assistant Professor of Smart Water Networks at the Einstein Center Digital Future and Technische Universität Berlin. In early 2017 he received a PhD in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, following his BSc cum laude in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2010 and a double-degree MSc cum laude at Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino (Alta Scuola Politecnica) in 2013. He is leading a group with 5 PhD students and research assistants, and 2 graduate students, and he is involved in a number of national and international projects, raising more than 3.4 M€ since the start of the Smart Water Networks group in 2018. From February 2017 to March 2018 he has been Post- doctoral research fellow in the Natural Resources Management group of Professor Andrea Castelletti at the Department of Information, Electronics and Bioengineering (Politecnico di Milano) and from April 2018 to September 2018 Post-doctoral Research Assistant at the Chair of Fluid System Dynamics of the Technische Universität Berlin. In early 2016, he has been visiting PhD candidate at the Watershed Sciences Center and Center for Water-Energy Efficiency of UC Davis (CA - USA). He was formerly visiting researcher at Korea University (Seoul, Korea), and visiting student at PennState University (PA - USA) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway). Dr. Cominola’s research focuses on urban water and energy demand modelling and management, leakage and anomaly detection, behavioral modelling, data mining, and machine learning for water and coupled human-environment systems analysis. He is author of 23 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals, 2 book chapters, more than 75 publications/presentations in international conferences, and reviewer for several international journals, organizations, and institutions. In 2022, he co-authored a technical report on ”Climate change, infrastructure and mobility. Solutions and strategies for infrastructure investments in a context adaptation to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions”, prepared for the Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility.
Since May 2021 he is the elected Chair of the HS5 subdivision on Water policy, management and control at the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Since 2019 he serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (American Society of Civil Engineers) and, since 2023, for Water Resources Research (American Geophysical Union) and npj Clean Water