Seminario "Intelligent Railway Infrastructure: asset management and sensing"
Impartido por: Alfredo Nuñez Vicencio, Delft University of Technology.
Fecha: 7 de febrero de 2023
Horario: De 10:00 a 12:00 horas.
Lugar: Salón de Grados de la ETSi
In these invited lectures, I will provide elements of the field of Intelligent Railway Infrastructures. We face three major challenges (among others) when including intelligent elements in the design of railway infrastructure: how railway infrastructures can perceive their condition, how they can make optimal and timely decisions, and how they can keep learning to improve their performance over time systematically. The final target is that the railway infrastructure can be treated as a living being from where each developed methodology will contribute to creating the digital neurons that together will form the digital brain of the infrastructure. The research to be discussed is in the interface between railway engineering/railway infrastructure and different research areas such as computational intelligence (neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computation), structural health monitoring, maintenance of engineering structures, control of railway systems, asset management of transportation infrastructures, big data, and optimization.
Alfredo Nuñez Vicencio, Associate Professor in Intelligent Railway Infrastructures
Alfredo Núñez Vicencio is an Associate Professor in Intelligent Railway Infrastructures at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Dr. Núñez received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile in 2010, was a postdoctoral researcher with the Delft Center for Systems and Control, and has been a visiting scholar at universities in Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Chile, Colombia, China, and the USA.
Dr. Núñez has published over a hundred international journal and international conference papers in the field of intelligent transportation systems, including the fields of intelligent railway infrastructure, railway engineering, computational intelligence (neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computation), structural health monitoring, maintenance of engineering structures, control of railway systems, asset management of transportation infrastructures, big data, and optimization.
The research of Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio has been funded by the Dutch Research Council, the Dutch Railway Infrastructure Manager (ProRail), and various other sources, including European projects such as IAM4RAIL, NeTIRail-INFRA and In2Track3, for which Dr. Núñez was workpackage/task leader in the development of wayside, onboard and crowd-based railway measurements technologies, and railway track simulations, monitoring and maintenance.
Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio belongs to the Editorial Board of the journals IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems - IEEE (Associate Editor), Applied Soft Computing - Elsevier (Editorial Board Member), and Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure - Oxford Academic (Editorial Board Member), has been a guest editor in the journal Wear - Elsevier (CM2018 and CM2022), Control Engineering Practice - Elsevier, and other journals.