Dr Alessandra Parisio is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK, where she is/has been principal or co-investigator on research projects supported by EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC H2020 and industrial partners in the areas of building energy management and distributed control for flexibility service and grid support provision, totalling about £4 million as University of Manchester share. Dr Parisio is IEEE senior member, vice-Chair for Education of the IFAC Technical Committee 9.3. Control for Smart Cities, and member of IEEE Technical Committees on Smart Grids and Smart Cities. She has been in the program committees of several international conferences and serves as editor of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN), Results in Control and Optimisation (RICO) and the IEEE Transactions on Automation and Science Engineering. Dr Parisio received the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award in January 2021 and the Energy and Buildings Best Paper Award for (for a ten-year period between 2008-2017) in January 2019. Her main research interests include the areas of energy management systems under uncertainty, model predictive control, stochastic constrained control and distributed optimisation for power systems.