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 aims at 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 complex dynamic systems, with a focus on systems biology applications. A general goal is to improve the existing methods for systems identification of large-scale models. To this end I develop and apply tools that use optimization (mostly metaheuristics), information theory, and systems & control theory. I try to make these tools available to the public whenever possible; they can be found at the software section.