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Dr. Andrés Ramos Galán

Current position:
Professor
Association date:
01/Mar/1984
Location:
SM26. D-103
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6150
Phone number:
915406150
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Biography:

He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain, in 1982 and a Ph.D. degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1990.

From 1982 to 1984, he was a research assistant at the Instituto Tecnológico para Postgraduados. Since 1984, he has been at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Industrial Organization Department and at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica.

From 2020 to 2024, he has been the Director of the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. From 2015 to 2020, he was the Director of the MBA in the Global Energy Industry. From 1999 to 2008, he was the Director of the Industrial Organization Department.

He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, California, USA, in the 1991-92 academic year and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the summer of 2009, January 2010 up to 2015, in March and May 2016, and in January 2017 up to 2023.

He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University (Denmark) from February 2017 to 2021.

Referee of international journals and conferences. Referee of the National Agency for Research Projects Evaluation.

Member of several professional associations.

His areas of interest include operations, planning, and economy of electric energy systems, application of operations research to electric energy systems, and software development.


Areas of interest:

Development of new algorithms and computer implementation. Modeling of complex systems. Mathematical techniques of operations research and their application to large-scale problems. Large-scale optimization techniques. Stochastic optimization. Benders decomposition. Planning and operation of electric energy systems -models for generation and transmission network planning, generation operation models-. Economy of the electric sector. Computational techniques and analytical methods for planning, operations, and control. Economics, market organization, cost structures, pricing, and risk management. Reliability, uncertainty, and probability, and stochastic system applications. Emerging methods for restructured systems. Generation system resource planning. Transmission system planning. Industry restructuring planning and policy issues.


Skills:

Operations Research. Management Science. Optimization. Stochastic optimization. Benders decomposition. GAMS. Python/Pyomo. Machine learning


Current research interests:

Power Systems Planning and Operation. Transmission Expansion Planning. Integration of renewables. Unit Commitment. Economic Dispatch. Reserve Requirements. Storage. Complex Networks. Topological Analysis. Critical Infrastructures. Layout of offshore wind farms.


Journal Publications

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Projects

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Ph.D. Thesis

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Conference Papers

show 145 conference papers

Books and Book Chapters

show 24 books and book chapters

International Exchanges

  • Jun - Aug 2009, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Presentation "Relaxation and decomposition. Decomposition I: Benders decomposition" Curso de Doctorado del IMI-DSC. Optimización Entera (Integer Optimisation). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Online. Oct 2023.
  • Plenary conference "Assisting with electrical studies to make the energy transition" OptiMad 2023. Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Universidad de Alcalá; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; y Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid (Spain). May 2023.
  • Seminar "Accelerate and take care of your research". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2023.
  • Conference "Presentation of the Initiative" NGIND - Comillas ICAI initiative on the next generation industry. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2022.
  • Presentation "Decomposition methods in integer programming: Benders decomposition" Ciclo de Conferencias del IMI-DSC: Decisión, Optimización y Ciencia de Datos. Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI); y Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Online. Nov 2022.
  • Presentation "Decomposition methods in integer programming: Benders decomposition" Ciclos de Conferencias del IMI-DSC. Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar; y Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2021.
  • Chair in "Round table 1. University and Company" VIII Congreso Nacional de Igenieros del ICAI «Somos historia que construye futuro». Colegio de Ingenieros del ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2021.
  • Conference "Mathematical models for transmission expansion planning" Webinar «Spain’s Power Network towards a Zero Emissions future: The Role of the Grid and Innovative Technologies». currENT; y Olivo Energy. Online. Nov 2021.
  • Seminar "Implementation of an efficient unit commitment model" 2º Ciclo de Conferencias de Postgrado en Ingeniería de Sistemas 2021. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Online. Aug 2021.
  • Conference "IIT developing models in its late thirties. Plenary session: Power system models for real life problems" 14th IEEE PowerTech Conference 2021. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Online. Jun 2021.
  • Presentation "Decomposition methods in integer programming: Benders decomposition" Ciclos de Conferencias del IMI-DSC. Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar; y Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2020.
  • Workshop "Design Thinking". Fundación Universidad-Empresa. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2018.
  • Chair in "20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies - IFORS 2014. Session: Decision support models for the energy industry I". IFORS. Barcelona (Spain). Jul 2014.
  • Chair in "20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies - IFORS 2014. Session: Decision support models for the energy industry II". IFORS. Barcelona (Spain). Jul 2014.
  • Conference "Real options valuation applied to transmission expansion planning" Seminar Series Spring 2014. Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Bergen (Norway). Jun 2014.
  • Seminar "Optimization techniques". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2012.
  • Workshop "LANCS Workshop on Stochastic Modelling in Energy Systems" Transmission Expansion Planning. Lancaster University Management School. Lancaster (United Kingdom). Jan - Feb 2012.
  • Conference "Modeling start-up & shut-down ramps of thermal units in unit-commitment formulations" Workshop "Advanced Optimisation methods and their applications to unit commitment in energy management". Paris (France). Nov 2011.
  • Seminar "Optimization techniques". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2011.
  • Seminar "Optimization techniques". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2010.
  • Seminar "Técnicas de Optimización". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2009.
  • Seminar "Evaluación del impacto de la alta penetración de energía intermitente en la operación del sistema eléctrico" Aula de Investigación. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2009.
  • Seminar "Evaluación del impacto en la operación del sistema eléctrico de una alta penetración de energía intermitente". Departamento de Matemática Aplicada, Estadística e Investigación Operativa (Universidad del País Vasco). Bilbao (Spain). Apr 2009.
  • Seminar "Técnicas de Optimización". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2008.
  • Conference "SEGRE: A yearly production cost model for economic planning" Jornadas de intercambio de experiencias sobre planificación eléctrica. Unesa. Madrid (Spain). Nov 1995.
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Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "14th IEEE PowerTech Conference 2021" Tutorial and students activities chair. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun - Jul 2021.
  • Organization of "International Colloquium on «Large Wind-Power Plants: Interaction, Control and Integration» - WINDFARMS 2017" WINDFARMS 2017 . Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May - Jun 2017.
  • Member of Committee at "International Colloquium on "Large Wind-Power Plants: Interaction, Control and Integration" - WINDFARMS 2015". Leuven (Belgium). Jul 2015.
  • Member of Committee at "3rd International Conference on Operations Resarch and Enterprise Systems - ICORES 2014". Groupe ESEO; INSTICC. Angers (France). Mar 2014.
  • Member of Committee at "International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)". International Journal of Renewable Energy Research - IJRER. Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Organization of "7th Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM10". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2009 - Jun 2010.
  • Member of Committee at "International Workshop on Operational Research (In honour of Laureano Escudero)". Oct 2007 - Sep 2008.
  • Member of Committee at "XIV Congreso Latino Ibero Americano de Investigación de Operaciones". Oct 2007 - Sep 2008.
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Technical Reports

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Working Papers

show 38 working papers

External Training Courses

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External Relevant Positions

  • Referee of the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) ANVUR. Madrid (Spain). Oct - Nov 2021.
  • Editor at "Transmission expansion planning: the network challenges of the energy transition" Springer. Cham (Switzerland). Nov 2020.
  • Evaluator of "Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)" Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Madrid (Spain). Jan 2019.
  • Director of MBA in the Global Energy Industry Iberdrola; Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Strathclyde University. Madrid (Spain). May 2015 - Sep 2020.
  • Co-Director of MBA in the Global Energy Industry Iberdrola; Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Strathclyde University. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2013 - May 2015.
  • Evaluator The Research Council of Norway. Oslo (Norway). Jan 2013 - Dec 2014.
  • Evaluator of "Austrian Science Fund FWF" Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Madrid (Spain). Jun 2012.
  • Editor at "Computational Management Science" Springer. Heidelberg (Germany). Oct 2011 - Today.
  • Evaluator Netherlands Science Foundations NWO and STW. Madrid (Spain). Aug 2010.
  • Evaluator Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2009 - Sep 2010.
  • Editor at "Optimización bajo incertidumbre" Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2008.
  • Coordinator Red Temática de Optimización bajo Incertidumbre (ReTOBI). Madrid (Spain). Jun 2005 - Today.
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Media and research dissemination

  • "The IIT of Comillas ICAI, at the forefront in applied research". El Mundo. (Mar 2022)
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Fellowships and Awards

  • Director of prizewinning work in "Deloitte Prize for the best Final Master Project 2015-16. TFM Supervisor «Generation of Random Electricity Transmission Networks» by Rafael Espejo González". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2017.
  • «Optimal underground timetable design based on power flow for maximizing the use of regenerative-braking energy» "K. F. Alcock RIA Memorial Prize". Institution of Mechanical Engineers. London (United Kingdom). Aug 2013.
  • «Smart charging profiles for electric vehicles» "Best Student Paper Prize in «9th International Conference on Computational Management Science»". Imperial College London. London (United Kingdom). Apr 2012.
  • «Modelos de explotación a medio plazo de la generación eléctrica. Aplicaciones para el sistema español» "Viesgo Prize 1990 to the doctoral thesis". Fundación CEOE. Madrid (Spain). Nov 1990.
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Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Otaola Arca, P. «Optimal self-unit commitment of combined cycle power plants. Bridging the gap between the state of the art and current regulation of electricity and natural gas markets»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Blanchot, X. «Résolution de problèmes d’optimisation stochastique de grande taille: application à des problèmes d’investissement dans les réseaux électriques»". Université de Bordeaux. Bordeaux (France) Online. Dec 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "González Romero, I.C. «Transmission Expansion Planning under imperfect competition»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Schwabeneder, D. «On the integration of distributed flexibilities in electricity markets»". TU Wien - Technische Universität Wien. Vienna (Austria) Online. Mar 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Khastieva, D. «Investment planning for flexibility sources and transmission lines in the presence of renewable generation»". Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Stockholm (Sweden). Sep 2020.
  • Reviewer in "Croatian Science Foundation". Croatian Science Foundation. Zagreb (Croatia). Sep 2020.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Jovanovic, N. «Electricity markets operation planning with risk-averse agents: stochastic decomposition and equilibrium»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Tejada Arango, D.A. «Co-optimization of energy storage technologies in tactical and strategic planning models»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "López Salgado, C.J. «Modelo de corto plazo para la optimización conjunta de energía y reserva de sistemas hidrotérmicos frente a incertidumbre»". Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ). San Juan (Argentina). Feb 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Khan, Z. «Integrating water and energy systems for long-term resource management»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Tohidi, Y. «Optimal long-term generation-transmission planning in the context of multiple TSOs»". Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH). Stockholm (Sweden). Dec 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Fitiwi, D. Z. «Strategies, methods and tools for solving long-term transmission expansion planning in large-scale power systems»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Guisández González, I. «Long-term optimal hydropower reservoir operation with minimum flows and maximum ramping rates»". Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Correa Posada, C.M. «Optimal security-constrained model for the integrated power and natural-gas system»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Peña Alcaraz, M.T. «Analysis of capacity pricing and allocation mechanisms for shared railway systems»". Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America). May 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Gafurov, T. «Adequacy of generation system with large-scale deployment of solar power and energy storage »". Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Dupont, B. « Residential demand response based on dynamic electricity pricing: theory and practice»". Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Leuven (Belgium). Dec 2014.
  • Reviewer of "Energía eléctrica. Manual básico para juristas". La Ley. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2014.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Delgadillo Vega, A.R. «Analysis of the impact of subsequent markets and mechanisms used to resolve technical constraints on wholesale electricity»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2014.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Díaz Durán, C.A. «Analysis of oligopolistic electricity markets with network constraints»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2013.
  • Reviewer in "IEEE Transactions on Power Systems". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Piscataway (United States of America). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "European Journal of Operational Research". Elsevier Science Ltd. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "IET Generation,Transmission and Distribution". Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET). Quebec (Canada). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "TOP (International Journal of Operations Research)". Springer. Berlin (Germany). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Piscataway (United States of America). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Annals of Operations Research". Springer. Dordrecht (Netherlands). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • Organization of "V UCM Modelling Week". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2011.
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