Background and activities
Francesco Scibilia holds a position as Principal Researcher Platform Technology at Statoil's Research Center in Rotvoll, and an Adjunct Associate Professor position at NTNU's Engineering Cybernetics Department (ITK) in Gløshaugen, Trondheim.
His career is within research, development, and implementation and project management related to technology solutions in support of offshore operations in Arctic and harsh environments.
Academic background is from cybernetics engineering, marine technology and computer science engineering.
Since 2012, he has worked in Statoil R&D towards new technology solutions within
- Ice management
- Remote sensing
- Data collection
- Arctic offshore full scale trials
- Numerical modeling
- Unmanned/Autonomous systems
supporting the Statoil Arctic/sub-Arctic strategy, working closely with different Statoil business areas in exploration and field development. Francesco has worked as project manager in several R&D projects with technology suppliers and in joint industry projects. He has also been actively collaborating with university programs as the the Center of Excellence AMOS, Center for Research-based Innovation SAMCoT and CIRFA.
He has participated to four Arctic offshore research expeditions, being involved in planning and execution of activities and as work-package leader.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) On Kalman filtering with linear state equality constraints. Automatica. vol. 101.
- (2019) An iceberg forecast approach based on a statistical ocean current model. Cold Regions Science and Technology. vol. 158.
- (2019) Dual active sampling on batch-incremental active learning. Communications in Computer and Information Science. vol. 1056 CCIS.
- (2018) Analysis of Iceberg Drift Trajectories Using the Multivariate Empirical Mode Decomposition. ISOPE - International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings. vol. 2018-June.
- (2018) Comparison of statistical iceberg forecast models. Cold Regions Science and Technology. vol. 155.
- (2017) Constrained Posterior Cramér-Rao Bound for Discrete-Time Systems. IFAC-PapersOnLine. vol. 50 (1).
- (2016) An estimation-forecast set-up for iceberg drift prediction. Cold Regions Science and Technology. vol. 131.
- (2012) Explicit model predictive control via Delaunay tessellations. Journal Europeen des Systemes Automatises. vol. 46 (2-3).
- (2012) AUV Guidance System for Dynamic Trajectory Generation. Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series. vol. 3 (1).
- (2011) On feasible sets for MPC and their approximations. Automatica. vol. 47 (1).
- (2009) Verifying stability of approximate explicit MPC. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, including the Symposium on Adaptive Processes.
- (2009) Multi-Rate Moving Horizon Estimation with Erroneous Infrequent Measurements Recovery. Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series.
- (2008) Stabilization of Gas-Lift Oil Wells Using Topside Measurements. Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series.
- (2009) Proceedings of The 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation. IEEE conference proceedings. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4244-4707-7.
- (2009) Approximate Explicit Linear MPC via Delaunay Tessellation. European Union Control Association. 2009. ISBN 978-963-311-369-1.
Part of book/report
- (2018) Distributed sensing of loads acting against the hull of a stationkeeping vessel in ice. ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology.
- (2017) Forecasting using multivariate empirical mode decomposition — Applied to iceberg drift forecast. 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA).
- (2017) A study on an iceberg drift trajectory. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017.
- (2017) The Moving Horizon Estimator Used in Iceberg Drift Estimation and Forecast. Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European.
- (2017) Iceberg Detection in Low Visibility Conditions via Infra-Red Sensors: Processing and Modelling of Field Data. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017.