Life Working Abroad: The secondment experience

During the PhD period short term research stays, secondments, in another university/research institution rather than the employing organization can be very useful, academically, personally and for networking.   What are the advantages of the secondment? The secondment experience has a positive impact on the overall development of cross-cultural sensitivity, adaptability and flexibility, being a perfect…
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Scenario-based model predictive control for heating systems

Residential and commercial buildings account for around 40% of the total energy consumption [1] and heating systems in buildings represent more than half of this amount [2]. However, a large amount of energy is wasted due to bad control strategies currently implemented in office buildings. Usually, rule-based controllers are implemented and, as the name suggests,…
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