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Dr. Rafael Palacios Hielscher

Current position:
Professor
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Association date:
01/Jul/1990
Location:
AA25. ICAI/Direc
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2758
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Biography:

Was graduated with the degree in Mechanical Engineer in 1990 from the school of Industrial engineering (ICAI), Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He is currently working at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica as researcher and teaching at ICAI. He finished the PhD in 1998, writing a thesis on Incipient failure detection. His main research interests include failure detection, diagnosis, vibration analysis, optical handwritten character recognition, image processing, cybersecurity, etc.
2011- Head of the Programs in Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Science at Comillas-ICAI.
2017-2018 Visiting Professor. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Energy Initiative
2009-2010 Visiting Professor. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.
2001-2002 Visiting Scholar. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sloan School of Management.


Areas of interest:

Advanced data analysis (including vibration analysis, optical handwritten character recognition, image processing, artificial intelligence and data mining). Parallel processing. Thermoelectric applications. Failure detection and maintenance. Aviation safety.


Journal Publications

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Projects

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Ph.D. Thesis

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Conference Papers

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International Exchanges

  • Aug 2017 - Aug 2018, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and MIT TATA Center for Technology and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Jul - Aug 2011, International Center for Air Transportation (ICAT). Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America). Visting professor.
  • Sep 2009 - Aug 2010, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Jul 2001 - Aug 2002, SLOAN School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Chair in "Session n.1. Energy smart meters for energy poverty assessment" III Sesión del Seminario Interdisciplinar. Cátedra de Energía y Pobreza. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2020.
  • Round table " Quantum computing" Eventos CIC 2019. Quantum Computing. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Cátedra de Industria Conectada. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2019.
  • Round table "The importance of training and certifications in the security world" Mundo Hacker Day 2016. Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (incibe); y Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2016.
  • Round table "Dialogues with the technology: universal design applied to technology for life" Aula de opinión. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2016.
  • Seminar "Scientific computing with Matlab". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2014.
  • Chair in "2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications -ICRERA 2013" Publicity & Public Relations Chair and Chairman in: «Communications». Universidad Pontificia Comillas e International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). Madrid (Spain). Oct 2013.
  • Seminar "Developing web-based applications". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2013.
  • Seminar "Scientific computing with Matlab". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2013.
  • Seminar "Developing web-based applications". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2012.
  • Seminar "Saca partido a tu nuevo iPad con iCloud y iOS5". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2012.
  • Seminar "Scientific computing with Matlab". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2011.
  • Conference "Aircraft-based complexity assessment for radar controllers" 7th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2011. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2011.
  • Seminar "Developing web-based applications". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2011.
  • Seminar "Scientific computing with Matlab". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2010.
  • Seminar "Sensibilidad del tráfico aéreo en EEUU al fallo de las comunicaciones radio" Aula de investigación. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2010.
  • Seminar "Reconocimiento de caracteres en imágenes minimizando fallos" Aula de Investigación. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2009.
  • Seminar "Programación Web". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2008.
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Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of " Digital Spain 2026 - Cybersecurity and compliance". Observatorio Legaltech & NewLaw Garrigues-ICADE; y Máster en Ciberseguridad ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2022.
  • Organization of "Cybersecurity and Covid-19. Why has the pandemic made us more vulnerable?". Máster en Ciberseguridad ICAI. Madrid (Spain). May 2021.
  • Organization of " Presentation of the Master's Degree in Cybersecurity Comillas-ICAI ". Máster en Ciberseguridad ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2019.
  • Organization of "GSICKMINDS 2016 Madrid". Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ICAI). Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2016.
  • Organization of "Cyberbullying in minors: prevention, detection and action". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2016.
  • Organization of "GSICKMINDS 2015 Madrid". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2015.
  • Organization of "Technical Program Committee «Power System Computation Conference 2008»". Glasgow (United Kingdom). Feb 2008.
  • Organization of "4th European Workshop on Thermoelectrics". European Thermoelectric Society (ETS); e Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT). Madrid (Spain). Sep 1998.
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Working Papers

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External Training Courses

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Media and research dissemination

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Fellowships and Awards

  • "3rd Technology and Innovation Award to the Master's Degree in Cybersecurity (MCS)". Diario La Razón. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2019.
  • "The 100 Best Ideas of the Year 2009". Actualidad Económica. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2009.
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Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "De Santos Yubero, H. «Nuevos enfoques para la monitorización y el dimensionamiento de aisladores de alta tensión»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2024.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "González García, A. « A comprehensive decision support framework for the provision of universal access to modern power services in developing countries»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2024.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Calvo Bascones, P. «Inclusive methodologies for anomaly detection and prognosis of industrial systems based on behavior patterns, smart indicators and digital twin ecosystems»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "San Miguel Carrasco, R. «Unsupervised intrusion detection with cross-domain artificial intelligence methods»". Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Jul 2021.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Fernández Rodríguez , A. «Train eco-driving optimisation based on simulation models»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2018.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Prada y Nogueira, I. «Aerodynamic design optimization based on multi-attribute structured hybrid direct-search. Application to industrial problems»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Carvajal Carreño, W. «Efficient driving of CBTC ATO operated trains»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Alonso Martínez, I. «Análisis y optimización del recurso UMLS en la recuperación de información biomédica mediante métricas de similitud semántica»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Arranz Domingo, A. «Visual odometry and mapping using stereo vision and registration algorithms»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Andrade Vieira, R. J. «Life centered maintenance: a new methodology for maintenance management and planning applied to wind turbines»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Alvar Miró, M. «Behavior detection models using computer vision applied to security systems»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Lishuai Li. «Anomaly detection in airline routine operations using flight data recorder data»". Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge (United States of America). May 2013.
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