Curriculum vitae

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My research has mainly been in the paradigm of the 4D trajectories management for the future Air Traffic Management (ATM). In 2014, I defended my PhD, where my research focused on using geometric altimetry to support optimal trajectories ( get PhD thesis). During those PhD years, I was a Teaching Assistant (Profesor Ayudante, equivalent rank in Spanish) and an active member of the Air Navigation research groupin the E.T.S.I. Aeronáutica y del Espacio (previously called E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). At the MSc level, I taught Air Navigation and Air Navigation Systems. I taught Positioning, guidance and control, Air traffic control and management, Embedded and terrestrial control systems, and Computer systems management at the BSc level.

In Sep. 2014, I moved to The Netherlands, where I joined Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT) (a company that CAE acquired). For the Boeing simulators, I was designing, developing and integrating air navigation systems. Also, I was using the Air Navigation database to create the airspace region identification module. In 2016, I returned to Spain and picked up research activities joining CRIDA A.I.E.(Reference Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Air Traffic Management –ATM-) as an ATM R&D Engineer. Therein, I was involved in several SESAR research projects, including validation exercises in COPTRA project, which dealt with aerial network uncertainty propagation, and some internal projects to aeronautical traffic databases. During this period, I started co-supervising a thesis (Manuel Villegas; 2016-2019) which focused on Enhancing Operation Efficiency of Terminal manoeuvring Areas Through Continuous Climb.

In Feb. 2017, I joined the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) as a postdoctoral researcher within the Aerospace Engineering Group. Since then, I have been teaching courses at the MSc level: Elements of Critical Software and Aerospace Autonomous Systems, (current coordinator), Air Navigation Systems and Air Transport. I am teaching Onboard System Design (current coordinator), and Aerial Navigation, Air Transport and Airports at the BSc level. I am a member of the research group Aircraft Operations Lab.

I have been conducting research focused on the use of weather uncertainty to enhance predictability in trajectory planning. I have participated in 2 competitive projects and 6 contracts with the industry (Art.83). I have also attended various conferences and have participated in all workshops organized under the umbrella of OptMet and the series of “Meteorology and ATM Workshop”.

Since 2017 I have collaborated with Knowledge Reuse Group of Carlos III University and The REUSE company in several system engineering projects. I was a member of the research team in Arrowhead Tools , NewControl and MadridFlightonChip.

I am a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) and RSEF (Real Sociedad Española de Física).

I have started a new research project in artificial intelligence and meteorological uncertainty, with application to different air traffic management problems. I am currently co-supervising a PhD student (Aniel Jardines) on this topic.

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