for Global Change


We are a research group based at the Department of Electronics, Information, and BioengineeringPolitecnico di Milano. Our research mission is advancing environmental decision-analytics  for supporting human decisions in complex engineering systems including multiple actors and exposed to evolving multisectoral demands and global change. Our research fuses environmental, climate, and hydrologic disciplines with machine learning, optimal control, and evolutionary computation. This multidisciplinary mix yields innovative, flexible, and robust solutions facilitating participatory decision making processes by addressing the multifaceted complexity of environmental systems, including their nested interdependencies across stakeholders, processes, and policies at different spatial scales; as well as potential changes in human-nature interactions and feedbacks under changing climate extremes and societal demands.


Eilab @AEMON-J "Hacking Limnology" workshop

Dr. Elena Matta gave a keynote talk on the Machine Learning Day of the AEMON-J Hacking Limnology workshop, organised by researchers of the Center of Limnology of the University
We have a new Youtube channel
The team at EiLab has recently lauched his new Youtube channel. On this platform, we plan to publish video documentations on our reseach projects, publications, team, latest updates and more.

Aspen Institute Italia Award 2021 Winner
The study "Improved trade-offs of hydropower and sand connectivity by strategic dam planning in the Mekong" by Rafael J.P. Schmitt, Andrea Castelletti, Simone Bizzi and G. Mathias
eiLab @vEGU21
Here the list of our contributions to the vEGU21 General Assembly:

Matteo Giuliani, Putting humans in the loop: coupling behavioral modeling with natural systems' models | Thu, 22 Apr, HS Division Outstanding
Broken Rivers

eiLab led research just published on Nature discovered that more than 1 million EU rivers are broken by small to large barriers. The highest barrier densities occur in the heavily modified rivers of central
New book: Innovations in Land, Water and Energy for Vietnam’s Sustainable Development
eiLab research in the Red River basin as part of the IMRR project contributed a chapter in the new book Innovations in Land, Water
Potential for sustainable irrigation expansion in a 3°C warmer climate

Climate change is expected to reshape the distribution of irrigated lands. Using climatic projections from three global climate models, we investigate


Day 3 of #AEMONJ #DSOS21 Hacking Limnology Workshop hosted our @ElenaMatta3 for the #machinelearning keynote presentation about different applications of ML techniques to answer a suite of #hydrology & #engineering challenges

The online kickoff of #H2020 CLINT project on #ArtificialIntelligence & #MachineLearning for #climate extremes is running today and tomorrow https://www.deib.polimi.it/eng/research-projects/details/410

Planning for least impact hydropower in the Mekong and worldwide, a short video https://youtu.be/omTB0B7ngig by @RjpSchmitt @TCristofoletti and myself @eiPolimi

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