About me

I am a researcher in bioprocess and biosystems engineering. Since June 2016 I am a postdoctoral research associate at Julio Banga┬┤s Bioprocess Engineering Group (IIM-CSIC). I work in the CanPathPro project (EU H2020), which is creating a platform for predictive cancer pathway modelling. My role is to contribute with model identification methods.

I had already been affiliated with CSIC from 2009 to 2015, a period in which I worked on several systems biology projects. From April 2015 to May 2016 I was an I2C fellow funded by the Xunta de Galicia and working at the universities of Minho (Miguel Rocha's group) and Oxford (Antonis Papachristodoulou's group).

Prior to that, I obtained a PhD in systems & control engineering from the University of Vigo, under the supervision of Antonio Barreiro. During that period (from 2005 to 2009) my research interests were in control engineering, particularly in passivity-based control, teleoperation, haptics, and reset control.

My current research is centered in the modeling of dynamic systems, with a focus on systems biology applications. Its general goal is to improve the existing methods for identification of nonlinear biological models, using techniques such as optimization, information theory, and systems & control theory. Open source implementations of the methods I develop can be found at the software section.