I am a post-doctoral researcher in the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. My expertise is in the development of multi-agent simulations of decentralized systems and the application of machine learning techniques for intelligent control.
I designed mechanisms for green energy trading in smart grids, based on real-world data. I introduced NRGcoin - a decentralized mechanism for rewarding renewable energy, based on blockchain technology. This novelty was featured in several science news articles (Intel's iQ, Bitcoin Magazine, Horizon Magazine, Co.Exist and others).
Previously, I was a senior research scientist at Sensing & Control Systems in Barcelona, Spain, working on smart grids and the internet of things. Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Combinatorial Optimisation and Decision Support (CODeS) Research Group, University of Leuven in Gent, Belgium, engaged with optimisation algorithms.
I collaborated in several projects and have experience in writing EU proposals for funding and managing a small team of researchers.
I am also interested in the Bitcoin concept and the Blockchain technology. I established the Barcelona Bitcoin Community, which I also organized for 2 years. It is one of the fastest growing Bitcoin Meetups worldwide. I am currently co-organizing the P2P.Gent bitcoin meetup in Gent, Belgium. The Bitcoin concept has inspired some of my recent publications.