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Dra. Sara Lumbreras Sancho

Current position:
Associate Professor
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Association date:
SM26. D-104
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2786
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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 a 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.

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Conference Papers

Books and Book chapters

International exchanges

  • Mar - Apr 2019, Marshall Memorial Fellowship, The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Washington (United States of America).
  • Jul 2016, Quantitative Biology, New Mexico Consortium. Albuquerque (United States of America).
  • Jun - Jul 2015, Santa Fe Institute. Santa Fe (United States of America).
  • Mar - Jun 2013, Department of Management Science and Operations, London Businnes School. London (United Kingdom).

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Training courses

Other Activities

  • co-Director of "Celeratón, marathon of interdisciplinary research". Asociación Celera; Fundación Rafael del Pino; y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2017 - Today.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of International Symposium «Human nature 2.0. Web, antropotecnias, naturalization of spirituality». Cátedra de Ciencia, Tecnología y Religión. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Aristos Campus Mundus. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2016.
  • Editor at "Micro espacios de investigación. Revista científica e interdisciplinar". Asociación UBUNTU. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Member of the Contents's Comission of VII National Congress of ICAI Engineers' «Value and talent for the society». Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2015.
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Interdisciplinary Association José de Acosta (ASINJA). Asociación Interdisciplinar José de Acosta (ASINJA). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2014 - Today.