Prof. J.M. Maestre
Systems and Automation Engineering Department
University of Seville
PhD on automation and robotics by the University of Seville, where he works as full professor. In this regard, at the age of 38 he is one of the ten youngest full professors in the Spanish University System and the youngest one at University of Seville. He has also worked in LTH at Lund University (guest researcher), TU Delft (postdoc), University of Cadiz (assistant professor), University of Pavia (visiting professor), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (overseas researcher). Besides his PhD, which was awarded with the extraordinary prize of the University of Seville, he has master degrees on Smart Homes and Intelligent Buildings (Technical University of Madrid), Telecommunications Economics (National Distance Education University), and Economics and Development (University of Seville). His main research interests are the control of distributed systems and the integration of service robots in the smart home. He has authored and coauthored more than one hundred journal and conference papers regarding these topics. Also he has (co)edited the books Service robotics within the Digital Home: Applications and Future Prospects (Springer, 2011), Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy (Springer, 2014) and Domótica para Ingenieros (Paraninfo, 2015), and he has (co)authored several books, including A Programar se Aprende Jugando (Paraninfo, 2017) and Sistemas de Medida y Regulación (Paraninfo, 2018) . Finally, he has been involved in the development of several technological firms such as Idener and Mobile Water Management.