Dr.ir. Edo Abraham
Dr Edo Abraham is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) within the Department of Water Management. Before coming to TU Delft, Edo was a Research Associate in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Group at Imperial College London. He has an interest in the modeling, analysis, optimisation and control of networked systems with a focus on drinking water distribution systems (WDS). His research is motivated by imperatives in urban water sustainability – system resilience, efficient resource utilisation, and water quality management. Some of his current work is on the development of optimal control, estimation and tailored mathematical optimisation and analysis tools for `intelligent water systems’. Some examples are:
- optimising the water-energy relationship for sustainable operation of WDS and other water resource systems,
- optimal placement of sensors and actuators for leakage and fault diagnosis, leakage estimation and localisation,
- the optimal placement and operation of pressure and flow control devices for pressure management, water quality control and energy efficiency,
- optimal system design and rehabilitation with multiobjective and mixed-integer optimization, and
- intermittent water distribution systems.
Other research interests include model predictive control (MPC), robust and optimal control of hydraulic storage structures(eg. for multi-reseirvoir systems and open channels), graph theoretic tools for the analysis of drinking water networks, robust H-infinity control and estimation, optimal control of ocean wave energy converters, and control of bilinear systems and systems described by PDEs.
Edo has a PhD in Control Engineering and a first class honours MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He received both the MEng and PhD degrees from Imperial College London, UK, in 2008 and 2013, respectively.