Dr Hassan Hijazi

Dr Hassan Hijazi, Smart Grid Research Cluster, Energy Change Institute
Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Researcher - Smart Grid
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
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Hassan Lionel Hijazi received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Aix-Marseille University while working at Orange Labs - France Telecom R&D from 2007 to 2010. He then joined the optimisation group at the Computer Science Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique in France. In 2012, Hassan became part of National ICT Australia, where he spent three years as a senior researcher before becoming a senior lecturer at the Australian National University and a contributed senior researcher at Data61-CSIRO. His main field of expertise is mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation and applications in network based problems, where he has given contributions both in theory and practice.


Research interests

Areas of expertise

  • Optimisation
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics
  • Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Renewable Power)
  • Operations Research


Available student projects



Energy Systems, Smart Grid, Disaster Management, Power Flow, Power Restoration, Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming, Robust Optimisation


The world we live in is continuously changing and natural disasters are unfortunately increasing. The way we handle energy, its generation and consumption will affect the world we will leave behind for future generations. 
The aim of this project is to develop efficient algorithms for a range of critical energy related problems for tomorrow's smart grid. The subject includes robust smart grid design and power restoration in disaster management.

Goals of this project

Develop reliable and scalable methods for solving complex energy related problems featuring nonlinear constraints, discrete decisions, and uncertainty.


Linear Programming

Student Gain

Real impact on real world problems. 
Expertise in Mathematical Optimisation. 
Direct contact with industry.

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