dr. T (Tarek) Alskaif

dr. T (Tarek) Alskaif

Assistant Professor

I work as an Assistant Professor (with tenure-track) at the Information Technology group (INF), Wageningen University & Research (WUR). My main research is in the area of Smart Grids and Energy Informatics, using Modeling, Optimization, and Artificial Intelligence. This covers smart energy systems design, energy forecasting, local energy communities/markets, and smart integration of distributed energy resources (batteries, solar PV and electric vehicles).

I am passionate about Sustainability and the Energy Transition and believe in the key role of Digitalization to enable that. From 2012 to 2016, I did my PhD (Cum-Laude) at the Statistical Analysis of Networks and Systems (SANS) research group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, BarcelonaTech) in Spain. From 2016 to 2020, I was a postdoc at the Energy & Resources group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. This gave me a unique experience in combining my background in computer engineering with energy systems, and creating new research contributions, with a large focus on the end-user side. Past and current national and European projects include: "HighLO Energy Markets" (WUR-CERN), “Energy Intranets (NEAT)” (NWO), “PARticipatory platform for sustainable ENergy managemenT (PARENT)” (PI, ERA-NET), “A Blockchain-based platform for peer-to-peer energy transactions between Distributed Energy Resources (B-DER)” (coordinator/PI, RVO, TKI Urban Energy), “Smart EV Solar Charging” (EU).

I am an active regular reviewer and (guest) editor in several international journals and conferences in the area of smart grids and cyber-physical systems, an Associate Editor in e-Prime, a Steering Committee Member and Technical co-chair in Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST) conference, a co-chair in the IEEE Smart Cities conferencea Senior Member of IEEE, PES, a member of the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer and Transactive Energy (GO-P2P). To date, I have supervised more than 40 MSc/BSc students and is currently co-promoting 2 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoc. I am also coordinating the WUR BSc Data Science Minor.