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He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, in 2010. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Delft Center for Systems and Control. He is currently with the Section of Railway Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He authored the book Hybrid Predictive Control for Dynamic Transport Problems in the Series of Advances in IndustrialControl (Springer-Verlag, 2013).

In the Section of Railway Engineering, I work towards practical and fundamental issues in the field of Structural Condition Monitoring and Maintenance of Railways. This field includes monitoring, modeling, analysis and control of railway systems, with a focus on the whole system (the infrastructure and its dynamic interactions with trains, maintenance actions, infra-managers, railway companies, rail passengers, society and environment). The main objective in this research is to develop new systematic and computationally efficient monitoring, modeling and decision support methods for railway systems, combining knowledge of the physical assets (track, power supply, stations, vehicles, communications, etc.) together with new advances in signal processing and control for railway data sources. The research field also includes a real-implementation component, considering the design of proper benchmarks, real-data acquisition, measurements in the railway tracks, and interaction with practitioners at the different authorities (NS, ProRail, and contractors), consultancy firms, and policy makers. Regarding the fundamental component, I work on general aspects of health condition monitoring and maintenance decision support systems, with methodologies coming from the artificial intelligence field, machine leaing, Big Data analytics, together with different non-centralized and centralized model predictive control structures.

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Robust and predictive fuzzy key performance indicators for condition-based treatment of squats in railway infrastructures
October 1, 2016
by Ali Jamshidi, Alfredo Núñez , Rolf Dollevoet, [...]

Ensemble EMD-Based Automatic Extraction of the Catenary Structure Wavelength From the Pantograph–Catenary Contact Force
June 22, 2016
by Hongrui Wang, Zhigang Liu , Rolf Dollevoet, [...]

Time-varying scheme for non-centralized model predictive control of large-scale systems
January 1, 2016
by Alfredo Núñez, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez , Pepe Maestre, [...]

Automatic Detection of Squats in Railway Infrastructure
January 1, 2016
by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

An Expensive Optimization based Computational Intelligence Method for Railway Track Parameter Identification
January 1, 2016
by Alfredo Núñez

Validation of a finite element model for axle box acceleration at squats in the high frequency range
January 1, 2016
by Maria Molodova , Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Parameter study of the axle box acceleration at squats
December 1, 2015
by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Experimental investigation into the condition of insulated rail joints by impact excitation
December 1, 2015
by Maider Oregui, Maria Molodova , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Improvements in axle box acceleration measurements for the detection of light squats in railway infrastructure
August 1, 2015
by Zili Li, Maria Molodova , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway, NeTIRail-INFRA , Call H2020-MG-2014 Two Stages, Topic MG-2.1-2014 - I2I Intelligent Infrastructure.
Duration: 36 Months, Jun. 2015 - Jun. 2018.
Keywords: Rail, track, overhead power supply, smart technology, societal impact, economics, decision support tools.

Railway Asset Management 2016/2017, Master course Civil Engineering, ECTS: 4.
Knowledge based Control Systems 2015/2016, Master course Systems and Control

Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio

Assistant Professor

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