Dr Hassan Hijazi

Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
T: +61 2 62 18 38 15

Areas of expertise

  • Optimisation 010303
  • Operations Research 010206
  • Computation Theory And Mathematics 0802
  • Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Renewable Power) 090607
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) 090608


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. Hassan is the laureate of the Australian Society for Operations Research 2015 "Rising Star" Award.

Researcher's projects

Future Energy Systems

Available student projects

Title: The ANU microgrid

ANU pays 12 million dollars in electricity bills annually.
The alternative is to invest in a self-sufficient microgrid on the ANU campus.
The current project is about improving existing mathematical models for the optimal design and operations of microgrids.
All models will be implemented in Powertools (http://hhijazi.github.io/PowerTools/), an open source library developed at Data61 and the ANU Research School of Computer Science.
The ultimate goal is to be able to answer the following questions:
Can ANU reduce its electricity bill by investing in a microgrid? When does it become economically viable? 
Can a microgrid offer high quality of service guarantees in terms of power supply?

1. Experience and fluency with computer programming in C++. (Mandatory)
2. Excellent problem-solving skills for developing mathematical models, algorithms and solver technology


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  23 February 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers