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Dr. Álvaro Sánchez Miralles

Current position:
Senior Associate Professor
Association date:
SM26. D-301
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6112
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Alvaro Sánchez Miralles holds a Doctor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Comillas Pontifical University. He is an experienced researcher at the IIT from Comillas University, where he has been working for over 17 years. He is currently the coordinator of the Intelligent Systems research group at IIT. The goal of his research activity is to improve the value of companies, institutions and society applying artificial intelligence, optimizing systems and processes at all the layers : physical (electronics, sensors, power converters), communication (FIWARE, CIM, SEP), intelligence and business models. The main fields of interest are smart grids and smart cities: integration of renewable generation and storage in distribution networks (smart storage, microgrids), electric vehicles (V2G and VPP), planning power grids (reference network models, system planning with central and distributed energy resources evolution and tariff design) and energy management in buildings and districts (aggregation of prosumers with market price maker and taker participation, microgrids, building and home energy management systems, electric and thermal synergies optimization). Furthermore, he has a lot of experience in security systems and autonomous land and aerial vehicles: computer vision, simultaneous location and mapping, indoor localization of people and active and robust security systems. He is an Associate Professor at the Electronics and Automation Engineering Department. He has participated in more than 60 consultancy and research projects for several Spanish and foreign firms and regulatory commissions, related with the energy industry (more than 30 as Principal Investigator). He has published more than 50 scientific publications (17 major international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary scientific journals). In 2012, he received the “2012 IBM Enterprising Award”. Updated (Nov-2015)

Areas of interest:

Smart grids. Smart cities. Security systems. Mobile robotics.

Journal Publications

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Conference Papers

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Books and Book Chapters

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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Workshop "ReDream ecosystem: energy flexibility in a community" Flexcon 2023. Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN); y Smart Energy Europe. Brussels (Belgium). Sep 2023.
  • Conference "ReDREAM Project" Enlit Europe 2022. European Commission. Frankfurt (Germany). Nov - Dec 2022.
  • Conference "Users charging for smart consumption: the future of a democratic and sustainable energy system" X Smart Energy Congress - SEC 2022. Ayuntamiento de Madrid; Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación; y Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2022.
  • Conference "Buildings 2030: energetically flexible buildings, real case" IV Congreso Edificios Inteligentes. Grupo Tecma Red S.L. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2018.
  • Conference "Impact of UPGRID solutions in energy markets, business framework and consumer engagement : Monitoring and impact assessment of project demonstrators" UPGRID Project Final Event Agenda. Iberdrola. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2018.
  • Workshop "Use of low-cost robots to neuropsychological rehabilitation" Workshop « Robots de bajo coste y discapacidad». Campus Aristos Mundus 2015. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2015.
  • Chair in "2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications -ICRERA 2013" Publicity & Public Relations Chair. Universidad Pontificia Comillas e International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). Madrid (Spain). Oct 2013.
  • Seminar "Database systems". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2013.
  • Seminar "Database systems". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2012.
  • Seminar "Database systems". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2011.
  • Seminar "Sistemas de bases de datos". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2009.
  • Seminar "Sistemas de Bases de Datos". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2009.
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  • "Sensor, dispositivo, sistema y método no invasivo para determinar parámetros de entrenamiento durante la realización de un ejercicio físico". Owner(s): Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Priority country: Madrid (Spain). Aug 2018
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External Relevant Positions

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the H2020 WHY project Universidad de Deusto. Bilbao (Spain). Apr 2021 - Today.
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Media and research dissemination

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Fellowships and Awards

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Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Koirala, B.P. «Integrated communicty energy systems»". Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft). Delft (Netherlands). Oct 2017.
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