A. (Alex) Cunillera, MSc


Alex Cunillera is a PhD candidate at the Department of Transport and Planning of TU Delft under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rob Goverde, Dr. Niels van Oort and Dr. Nikola Bešinović. He received his BSc on Mathematics and Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a MSc on Physics of Complex Systems at IFISC. He worked as a research assistant at Universidad Pontificia Comillas before joining TU Delft.


His research is focused on assessing the impact of uncertainties and variations of the railway operation, infrastructure and rolling stock on train trajectory optimization. He will develop methods to compute robust speed profiles that optimize the energy consumption and minimize delays in the presence of the mentioned variations. This project is developed in collaboration with NS, the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands.

  • A. Cunillera, M. C. Soriano, and I. Fischer, “Cross-predicting the dynamics of an optically injected single-mode semiconductor laser using reservoir computing” Chaos 29, 113113 (2019).
  • M. A. Berbel, A. Cunillera, and R. MartĂ­nez-Herrero, "Goos–Hänchen and Imbert–Fedorov shifts: relation with the irradiance moments of a beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 35, 286-292 (2018).
  • M. A. Berbel, A. Cunillera, and R. MartĂ­nez-Herrero, “Goos-Hänchen shift of Cosine-Gaussian Schell-model beams with rectangular symmetry”, Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104530C (22 August 2017).

Alex Cunillera

PhD candidate

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