He received the degree of Electrical Engineer, from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain in 1982 and the 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 is at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Industrial Organization Department and at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica where he is the Director. From 2015 up to 2020 he has been Director of the MBA in the Global Energy Industry. From 1999 up to 2008 he has been Director of the Industrial Organization Department. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, California, USA in 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, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University (Denmark) in February 2017, 2018, 2019, and 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.
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.