About me

Mihail Mihaylov

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.

You can download my academic CV, or see an online version of it.

Research topics of interest:

  • Smart grids
  • Renewable energy
  • Multi-agent learning
  • Decentralized systems
  • Collective intelligence
  • Bitcoin & Blockchain

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.

giving a talk on Bitcoin
Spain

giving a talk on Bitcoin

pitching NRGcoin at EventHorizon2017
Austria

pitching NRGcoin at EventHorizon2017

lecturing at the INCREASE summer school
Belgium

lecturing at the INCREASE summer school

presenting my poster at ICT4S'16
The Netherlands

presenting my NRGcoin poster at ICT4S'16

designing our hardware test bed
Spain

designing our hardware test bed

lecturing at the INCREASE summer school
Spain

showing our demo at PAAMS'16

received Best Demo award at AAMAS15
Turkey

received Best Demo award at AAMAS'15

my poster on SMARTGREENS2014
Spain

my poster on SMARTGREENS'14

defending my Ph.D. thesis
Belgium

defending my Ph.D. thesis

giving a tutorial in Rostock University
Germany

giving a tutorial in Rostock University

presenting my work on AAMAS11
TAIWAN

presenting my work on AAMAS'11

my poster on AAMAS11
TAIWAN

my poster on AAMAS'11

presenting my work on ICAART11
ITALY

presenting my work on ICAART'11

giving a tutorial in Santa Clara
CUBA

giving a tutorial in Santa Clara

with other co-organizers of MISTA2013
Belgium

with other co-organizers of MISTA'13