Congratulations to Dr. Zhaojun Hao!

Dr. Zhaojun Hao, now an ex-member of LASAR, has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Operation and Maintenance of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Accounting for Reliable and Safe Power Production and Supply,” under the guidance of Prof. Zio and Prof. Di Maio.

Dr. Hao will soon return to China, his home country, to explore new opportunities. The LASAR team wishes him the best in his professional achievements!


Enrol in our continuing education courses [2023 edition]

Register for the XXV edition of the course RAM&PHM 4.0: Advanced methods for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Prognostics and Health Management of industrial equipment, and the II edition of the course Advanced Quantitative Risk & Resilience Assessment.

The course RAM&PHM 4.0 will be held from 03/05/2023 to 05/05/2023.
More information: Training format & Contents
Application: Registration and costs
Application deadline: 19/04/2023

The course Advanced Quantitative Risk & Resilience Assessment will be held from 08/11/2023 to 10/11/2023.
More information: Training format & Contents
Application: Registration and costs
Application deadline: 23/10/2023

Both courses will be held in a hybrid setting (both physical and virtual attendance is allowed) at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa-La Masa, 20156, Milano, Italy.



All GREYDIENT ESRs at POLIMI’s Energy Department

The GREYDIENT consortium gathered in person for the fourth time since the start of the project. This time, the event was held in Milan at the headquarters of the POLIMI’s Energy Department, and the LASAR team was in charge of the organization.

During the first two days, the ESRs shared updates about their work and got insightful feedback from their colleagues. Leonardo Miqueles (ESR 5) presented about grey-box digital twins and their applications to the risk monitoring and control of nuclear power plants. Juan-Pablo Futalef (ESR 6) explained how to “greyfy” cyber-physical systems and generate scenarios efficiently.

Prof. Di Maio talks about research collaboration and thanks all GREYDIENT attendants for their cooperation

Besides the updates, the ESRs attended trainings on topics such as multi-agent simulations, sensitivity analysis, Bayesian networks, and design thinking. Professionals in charge of these trainings were Prof. Gyunyoung Heo (Kyung Hee Uni.) , Prof. Stefano Magistretti (POLIMI), Prof. Emanuele Borgonovo (Bocconi Uni.), and Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed (POLIMI).

The ESRs also shared experiences and brought up ideas about improving collaboration and the overall experience within the network… and visited the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci!

Attendants watching the GREYDIENT movie during the dinner’s event

The next GREYDIENT event will be in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is in charge of the organization.

For more GREYDIENT information, check out it’s website.


Happy Year of the Rabbit

Chinese buffet

With China the largest community in LASAR, the Chinese New Year was everything but quiet. Everyone gathered to celebrate the upcoming year of the Rabbit by bringing a collection of traditional Chinese plates.

This small break was a great chance to exchange smiles and reflect about next events in our group, which is constantly evolving.

Indeed, the year of the Rabbit is expected to bring quietness, yet powerful reflections after times of contemplation.


Happy 2023 from LASAR

2022 Christmas party

2022 was an exciting year for LASAR. Now, we would like to start 2023 with some highlights!

We are welcoming two new PhD students: Nicolás Cárdenas from Chile and Stefano Marchetti from Italy. We wish you a successful PhD journey!

Bin Wang just joined us as a Visiting PhD student from Wuhan University of Technology.

On January 17th, LASAR will host the GREYDIENT NWE4. The preparations are ready to welcome people from all around Europe and discuss Grey-box models for an entire week.

Stay tuned for more news from LASAR!