I am an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering (DIE) of the University of Chile's Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (FCFM), and a Research Associate at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London. I am also a Lead Investigator of the Energy Group in the Complex Engineering Systems Institute (ISCI), housed at the University of Chile. I formerly completed my BSc.Eng and MSc.Eng (summa cum laude) working with Prof. Hugh Rudnick at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and my PhD and post-doctoral research working with Prof. Goran Strbac at Imperial College London.
My research focuses on development of new concepts and models in Electrical Energy Grids (smart grid, storage and energy networks, flexibility, renewable generation, risk, reliability and resilience, planning and policy, economics, regulation and markets) through application of advanced stochastic, robust and distributionally robust optimisation. Particularly, my work on network reliability and resilience has been the recipient of the Newton Prize 2018, awarded by the British Government in recognition for excellent research and innovation.
I have participated in a number of research projects for institutions like Conicyt (a Chilean research council), EPSRC (a British research council), EPRI, Fraunhofer, European Commission, UK and Chilean Governments, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. I have also participated in various industry projects for regulatory bodies, system operators, and electricity and gas companies in EU and the Americas.
My research outputs and activities include more than 55 papers published in journals and conferences proceedings, being a regular reviewer of 8 internationally recognised journals of IEEE, IET and Elsevier, and being an organiser of a number of technical activities in IEEE, CIGRE and Operations Research conferences. I have also been a member of the Steering Committee of the youth branch of CIGRE in the UK (CIGRE NGN). Currently, I am the Chair of the Latin American Infrastructure Working Group and the Vice-Chair of the Natural Disaster Mitigation Methods and Operation Technology Working Group, both part of the Power and Energy Society of IEEE.