Areas of interest:
Decision methods applied to complex problems. ---Tecniques:--- decision under uncertainty, stochastic optimization, Benders’ decomposition, risk analysis, heuristics, metaheuristics, genetic algorithms, ordinal optimization. ---Areas of application:--- power systems, planning, network design, transmission expansion planning, wind energy, offshore windfarm design, finance, risk analysis, derivatives.
Sara Lumbreras holds a PhD and a MSc Eng from Universidad Pontificia Comillas. She is an assistant professor at the Institute for Research in Technology and teaches at the Industrial Management Department at the ICAI School of Engineering and the Financial department at the ICADE School of Business and Law. Her research focuses on the development and application of decision support techniques for complex problems, mainly in the energy sector and in particular in grid design. She specializes in stochastic optimization (classical and based on metaheuristics) and in risk management. She also has five years of experience in Investment Banking, having worked as a structurer for JPMorgan London in the FX and Commodity business. She is also a Global Shaper from the World Economic Forum. She is a member of the board of the Chair of Science, Technology and Religion, where she studies the evolving nature of the links between technology and society.