Prof. Dr. Florian Steinke
Applying algorithms and tools from machine learning, optimization, and control to energy management problems such as energy system design, energy system operation, and energy automation.
Florian Steinke is a full professor at TU Darmstadt and heads the Energy Information Networks & Systems lab since 2017.
Prior to this, he was with Siemens Corporate Technology, Automation & Control, in Munich from 2009-2017. He lead the development of a functional architecture & algorithms for an island grid control system with up to 100% renewables, lead the development for a multimodal energy system analysis & optimization tool for studying complete countries as well as specific hybrid energy projects, and contributed to several other research projects in the energy domain, but also for hearing aids, ore grinding mills, intelligent traffic control systems, and semantic web computing. In 2009, he received a PhD for his work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen (departement now in MPI for Intelligent Systems), in Machine Learning. In 2005, he obtained a Diploma degree in Computational Physics from the Eberhardt-Karls-Universität Tübingen
From 2018 to 2022 Florian Steinke was the spokesman of the profile area "Future Energy Systems" / profile topic "Integrated Energy Systems" of the Technical University Darmstadt. He is a member of the IEEE/PES and the German engineering society VDE/ETG. He serves in the VDE/ETG working group V1 on Generation and has been member of two CIGRE's WGs on Power Systems Planning under Uncertainty and on Operating Strategies and Preparedness for System Operational Resilience. He received the DAGM Student Award for the best diploma thesis in pattern recognition in 2005 and the Siemens PG IE Innovation Award 2014 for his works on island grids.