Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Honorary Lecturer



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Francesca Boem  is a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London (UCL). From July 2018 she has been offered an association with Imperial College London as Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Francesca Boem received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Management Engineering in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering in 2013, both from the University of Trieste, Italy. She was Post-Doc at the University of Trieste with the Machine Learning Group from 2013 to 2014.

From 2014 to 2018, she was Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, with the Control and Power Research Group. Since 2015 she has been part of the team at Imperial College working on the flagship EU H2020-WIDESPREAD-TEAMING project for the development of the EU KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, a strategic partnership between University of Cyprus and Imperial College London.

In 2018 Dr. Boem has been awarded the Imperial College Research Fellowship. From April 2018 she has been appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London. 

Dr. Boem is member of the IFAC Technical Committee 6.4 (‘‘Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes - SAFEPROCESS’’) and Associate Editor for the IEEE Control System Society Conference Editorial Board and for the EUCA Conference Editorial Board.

Research Interests. Her current research interests include scalable methods for safety, security and fault-tolerant control for large-scale networked systems, with applications to power networks and critical infrastructures.



Casagrande V, Prodan I, Spurgeon SK, et al., 2023, Resilient Microgrid Energy Management Algorithm Based on Distributed Optimization, Ieee Systems Journal, Vol:17, ISSN:1932-8184, Pages:2791-2802


Casagrande V, Boem F, 2023, Learning-based MPC using Differentiable Optimisation Layers for Microgrid Energy Management, European Control Conference (ECC), IEEE

Casagrande V, Ferianc M, Rodrigues M, et al., 2023, An Online Learning Method for Microgrid Energy Management Control, 31st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), IEEE, Pages:263-268, ISSN:2325-369X

Casagrande V, Boem F, 2022, A distributed scenario-based stochastic MPC for fault-tolerant microgrid energy management, 11th International-Federation-of-Automatic-Control (IFAC) Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes (SAFEPROCESS), ELSEVIER, Pages:704-709, ISSN:2405-8963

Casagrande V, Prodan I, Spurgeon SK, et al., 2022, Resilient Distributed MPC Algorithm for Microgrid Energy Management under Uncertainties, European Control Conference (ECC), IEEE, Pages:602-607

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