I was born in the very north-west corner of Spain, in a small town close to the Atlantic ocean. The region is called Galicia, and some of you might know it for the city of Santiago de Compostela, a medieval town where pilgrims across the world walk.
I like to think that part of my research motivations come from a young age, the time as a child when I used to be fascinated by adventure books. Taking part on these imaginary stories created a hunger for learning, exploring and discovering.
Some years after, that urge was transformed into a passion for algorithms and applied maths, and the motivation to complete a PhD in the field of machine learning, optimization, and data science.
At the moment, after having recently graduated from my PhD, I am try to pursue a career as a researcher in the field of applied artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). My current research involves the application of AI and ML to help the energy transition, one of the most challenging problems to fight climate change. Despite my current focus, I am interested on working on other areas where AI and ML can have a big impact and solve societal challenges.