I was born in Manizales (Colombia) on August 30, 1978. I received my Electronics Engineering degree and my MSc. degree in Industrial Automation from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Campus Manizales in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2007, I received the Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (Barcelona, Spain). In 2007-2008, I held a postdoctoral position at the University of Newcastle (Australia), and, afterwards at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC (Barcelona) as a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow between 2008 and 20011. Since 2011, I am with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Automatic Control Department (ESAII), currently as an Associate Professor in automatic control and model predictive control. During the period from 10/2014 to 04/2018, I was also Deputy Director of the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, a Joint Research Center of UPC and CSIC. My main research interests include constrained model predictive control, large-scale systems management (partitioning and non-centralized control), process control and industrial applications (mainly related to the key scopes of water and energy, and smart manufacturing under the IoT framework).