Dr Edmondo Minisci

Senior Lecturer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

I'm the director of the Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE-Lab) and I have 15+ years of experience in the field of model based analysis and design optimisation of complex mechanical systems/devices.

I'm also founder member and former general manager of OPTIMAD Engineering S.r.l. – Italian SME, Spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino, active in the field of aerodynamic analysis, design, and optimization.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Multi-Objective Optimisation
    • Nature Inspired Optimisation Algorithms
    • Uncertainty Treatment
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation Under Uncertainties
    • MDOuU of Aerospace Transportation Systems and Renewable Energy Systems
    • Trajectory and Shape Optimisation
    • (Re-)Entry of Space Objects
    • Meta-modelling Techniques
    • Computational Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • Multi-Fidelity Optimisation Approaches
    • Engineering Design

Publications

Modelling peak supersonic heated jet noise at fixed jet or fixed acoustic Mach number using an acoustic analogy-based non-parallel flow asymptotic approach
Afsar Mohammed, Sescu Adrian, Minisci Edmondo
72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (2019)
An optimization approach for designing optimal tracking campaigns for low-resources deep-space missions
Gentile Lorenzo, Greco Cristian, Minisci Edmondo, Bartz-Beielstein Thomas, Vasile Massimiliano
70th International Astronautical Congress (2019)
Structured-chromosome GA optimisation for satellite tracking
Gentile Lorenzo, Greco Cristian, Minisci Edmondo, Bartz-Beielstein Thomas, Vasile Massimiliano
GECCO '19 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion , pp. 1955-1963 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326841
Propagation of boundary and geometrical uncertainties for the aeroacoustics analysis of a side mirror
Minisci Edmondo, Scardigli Angela, Gallizio Federico
APG Acoustic Symposium (2019)
Robust particle filter for space objects tracking under severe uncertainty
Greco Cristian, Gentile Lorenzo, Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo, Bartz-Beielstein Thomas
2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference (2019)
Adaptive multi-population inflationary differential evolution
Di Carlo Marilena, Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo
Soft Computing (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-019-04154-5

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Teaching

Current

"Engineering Analysis" Teaching Subject Group Coordinator

 

Current

"Introduction to Engineering Optimisation" (UG/PG Level)

"Mathematical Modelling And Analysis – Part2 (Engineering Analysis)" (UG Level)

 

Past

"System Engineering, Mechanical systems part" (UG Level)

“Engineering Analysis 3 – Part2 (Introduction to CFD)” (UG Level)

“Flight mechanics 3” (UG Level)

"Helicopter Flight Mechanics", tutorials (UG/PG Level)

Research interests

Currently involved in projects regarding:

  • global optimisation of trans-atmospheric and interplanetary trajectories;
  • multidisciplinary design optimisation under uncertainties of space transportation systems and wind turbines;
  • (re-)entry modelling and simulation of space objects (debris and asteroids) and design for demise; and
  • machine learning techniques for data analytics and meta-modelling.

Professional activities

5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop
Organiser
21/11/2019
Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA2019)
Participant
10/2018
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference
Organiser
26/9/2018
Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit
Recipient
15/5/2018
4th International Workshop on Space Debris Re-entry
Participant
28/2/2018
Nonlinear approaches to attitude control using magnetic and mechanical actuation
Examiner
3/2017

more professional activities

Projects

Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Academic) Riccardi, Annalisa (Academic) Rodrigues Loncan, Tiago (Academic) Nicolopoulou, Katerina (Academic) Minisci, Edmondo (Academic) Kalin, Robert (Academic)
This is a interdisciplinary centre for doctoral training led by Chancellor's Fellows. The projects will focus on studying research questions in social entrepreneurship and social innovation aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through market-based mechanisms and theory linked interventions.
01-Jan-2019
Assessment of Intelligent Control Techniques
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
21-Jan-2019 - 21-Jan-2019
Stardust-R (Stardust Reloaded) H2020 MCSA ITN 2018
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Grey, Stuart (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Probabilistic Assessment of Destructive Re-entry (PADRE)
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2018 - 21-Jan-2019
WARC2 - Design Optimisation
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Optimising Industrial Service Workforces using Mobile App Data
Roper, Marc (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019

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Address

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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