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Giuseppe La Tona

Contact information

Position Research Scientist
Phone +39 0916809822
OfficeINM Palermo
AddressVia Ugo La Malfa 153 Palermo, Italy
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Short biography

Giuseppe La Tona is a Researcher with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) – Institute of Marine Engineering (INM). Before this role, La Tona was a postdoc fellow at the same research institute. La Tona received his PhD in Computer Science in 2014 with a thesis on Observational Learning from the University of Palermo (Italy). He holds a MSc in Computer Engineering for Intelligent Systems (2009) and a BS in Computer Engineering (2006) from the University of Palermo.

Research interests

Energy Management; optimization algorithms; machine learning; time series forecasting.

Research topics/groups

Smart technologies for sustainable and efficient energy conversion and management

Selected projects

Giuseppe La Tona is the unit coordinator for INM for the HEROGRIDS project, whose P.I. is prof. Mattavelli of Padua University and which other units are the University of Salerno and the University of Cassino.
The main objective of the project HEROGRIDS is the energy efficiency optimization by means of a comprehensive design and control approach of smart nanogrids, such as those existing in future commercial, residential and industrial buildings. This is obtained by coordinating and optimizing system design at all hierarchical levels considering, from top to bottom.
Project duration: 26/01/2020 – 27/1/2024
TecBIA – Tecnologie ad alta Efficienza per la Sostenibilità Energetica ed ambientale On-board
Research contract signed with Fincantieri S.p.A. under a project funded by MISE, PON I&C 2014-2020, with decree D.M. 01/06/2016.
Topic: developing innovative technologies to generate and manage electrical power onboard 
Project duration: 31/10/2018 – 30/10/2022
Role: participant
Leadership Tecnologica – Generazione Elettrica Innovativa (GEI)
Research contract signed with Fincantieri S.p.A. under a project funded by MIT with decree n. 196 / 10.06.2015.
Topic: developing innovative technologies for electrical generation onboard
Project duration: from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
Role: participant
BAITAH – Methodology and Instruments of Building Automation and Information
Technology for pervasive models of treatment and Aids for domestic Healthcare
PON R&C project for domestic support to non completely auto-sufficient people throughAmbient Assisted Living (AAL).
Activity: Development of vocal and graphical interfaces for human-robot interaction forAAL for peoples with special needs. Integration of iterfaces with smart supervision system and with domotic devices.
Role: participant
CNR per il Mezzogiorno
Development of Energy Management System (EMS) in smart buildings connected to the electrical grid and equipped with electrical storage systems and renewable generators.
Activity: Optimization techniques for scheduling of power flows between electrical devices of the system. Implementation of EMS on low-cost embedded devices.
Role: participant

Selected publications