I work as an Assistant Professor (with tenure-track) at the Information Technology group (INF), Wageningen University (WU). My main research is in the area of Smart Grids and Energy Informatics, using Modeling, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence. This covers smart energy systems design and analytics, electricity markets, and smart integration of distributed energy resources (batteries, solar PV and electric vehicles).
I am passionate about Sustainability and the Energy Transition and believe in the key role Digitalization plays to enable that. From 2012 to 2016, I did my PhD (Cum-Laude) at the Statistical Analysis of Networks and Systems research group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, BarcelonaTech) in Spain. From 2016 to 2020, I was a postdoc at the Energy & Resources group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. This gave me a unique experience in combining my background in computer engineering with energy systems, and creating new research contributions with a large focus on the end-user side. Past/current national and EU projects include: "HighLO Energy Markets" (WU-CERN), AI ELSA Lab (NWO), “Energy Intranets (NEAT)” (NWO), “PARENT” (PI, ERA-NET), “B-DER” (coordinator/PI, RVO, TKI Urban Energy), “Smart EV Solar Charging” (EU).
I am an regular invited reviewer for several international journals/conferences in the area of smart grids and energy infrmatics, an Associate Editor for Transactions on Smart Grid (IEEE), Power Engineering Letters (IEEE), e-Prime (Elsevier), Energy Conversion and Economics (IET), a Steering Committee Member of the international Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST) conference, Tutorials co-chair in the IEEE Smart Cities conference, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of GO-P2P. To date, I have supervised more than 40 MSc/BSc students and is currently co-promoting 3 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoc. I teach and coordinate Programming in Python, Big Data and AI courses. I am also the coordinator of BSc Data Science Minor at WU.