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As Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) and Senior Lecturer at Monash’s Faculty of Information Technology, Dr Ariel Liebman leads Monash's Digital Energy initiatives. He brings together researchers from across disciplines such as Data Science, Optimisation and Electrical Engineering to identify ways to integrate new and renewable technologies into the system optimally.

Ariel is an energy markets specialist with 15 years’ experience across all aspects of the electricity supply chain incorporating modelling of deregulated power markets and generation investment planning, network regulation analysis, and commercial retail portfolio energy trading and risk management (ETRM). One of his recent activities is the modeling and simulation of electricity markets using high performance computing platforms such as computing clouds to manage the explosive complexity in analysing future system scenarios to incorporate technology cost uncertainty and policy volatility. Ariel holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Physics from Auckland University. He has published on various aspects of the electricity industry including impacts of emission trading, real-options investment, and wholesale price forecasting.

Ariel provide insights based on a unique mix of research and commercial experience Dr. Liebman has advised energy utilities across Australia including Energy Australia, United Energy, ERM Power, Ergon Energy, and others. He is therefore able to identify possible research collaboration opportunities that have direct commercial and market relevance.

Ariel also co-leads the Australia Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster directing a $2.8 million research program in Microgrids and Energy System transition modelling to tackle the challenge of integrating distributed storage and renewables into new system planning and investment. He has also been a frequent presenter at conferences over many years on issues ranging from portfolio risk management, carbon pricing and consumer electricity price trends.

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Ariel Liebman has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision making
  • FIT5077 e-Business application and development
  • FIT5141 Advanced topics in information technology

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 1990 2018

A fast and scalable algorithm for scheduling large numbers of devices under real-time pricing

He, S., Wallace, M., Gange, G., Liebman, A. & Wilson, C., 2018, Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 24th International Conference, CP 2018 Lille, France, August 27–31, 2018 Proceedings. Hooker, J. (ed.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 649-666 18 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 11008).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

An efficient method based on adaptive time resolution for the unit commitment problem

Wijekoon, S., Liebman, A., Aleti, A., Khalilpour, R. & Dunstall, S., 2018, 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). Rahmatian, F. (ed.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 5 p. 8585851

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Modelling and optimisation of a solar PV household with battery storage

Gawler, R. & Liebman, A., Oct 2018, Melbourne Australia: The Australia-Indonesia Centre. 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Operational strategy analysis of electric vehicle battery swapping stations

Infante, W., Ma, J. & Liebman, A., 24 May 2018, In : IET Electrical Systems in Transportation. 8, 2, p. 130-135 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fast electrical demand optimization under real-time pricing

He, S., Wallace, M., Wilson, C. & Liebman, A., 1 Jan 2017, Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Twenty-Ninth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, Seventh Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Singh, S. & Markovitch, S. (eds.). Palo Alto CA USA: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Vol. 1. p. 253-259 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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