Sharing ideas: keynotes, invited talks and panel discussions

I am a passionate communicator of science and technology, and have been invited to give more than 83 keynote and plenary presentations in international conferences, panel discussions, invited talks, research seminars and international conference presentations in well-reputed universities and research centres across the UK, Europe and the Americas. The titles of some of my invited talks are given below. I have also contributed to public engagement and outreach activities.

  • Host and panelist. "Latins who are successful all around the world" (in Spanish). Podcast within the #BrunchTech series of Technolatinas, episode 3, season 3, 29th August, 2021. Available in the following link.

  • Invited talk. "Complex brain dynamics and Parkinson's disease". Cuerpo Académico de Tecnología e Innovación Mecatrónica, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México. 17th June, 2021.


  • Panelist. “How can we improve the AI products?”. AI Talks Season 2, Science and Technologies. AI Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. 29th October, 2020.


  • Research talk. “Catching the brain waves in Parkinson’s disease”. School of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Wolverhampton. 21st October, 2020.

  • Research talk. “Catching the brain waves in Parkinson’s disease”. IE University, Madrid, Spain. 19th June, 2020.

  • Invited talk. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: beyond AI and brain networks”. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Talk in Science and Technology. AI Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. 8th June, 2020.

  • Panelist. “Ensenada: towards the AI capital of Mexico and new frontiers of AI”. 10th Meet-up of AI Mexico. Chair: Professor Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez (Former Director of Mexican Space Agency). Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 6th March, 2020.

  • Masterclass. “Non-classical verification for safe control systems”. Tecnun – School of Engineering, Universidad de Navarra. San Sebastián, Spain. 17th February, 2020.

  • Masterclass. “The key role of data in control systems”. Tecnun – School of Engineering, Universidad de Navarra. San Sebastián, Spain. 18th and 20th February, 2020.

  • Invited talk. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: beyond hybrid systems and brain networks”. Tecnun – School of Engineering, Universidad de Navarra. San Sebastián, Spain. 20th February, 2020.

  • Science festival invited speaker. “Morfogenio” (“Morphogenius”). 5th Science Festival of Extremadura, part of the STEAM School of Young Scientists (“Escuela Municipal de Jóvenes Científicos”). Cáceres, Spain. 15th June, 2019.

  • Invited talk. “Hybrid dynamical systems: the anti-disciplinary approach to complex systems”. Warwick Mathematics of Real-World Systems Annual Retreat 2019, organised by the University of Warwick. YHA Ilam Hall, Derbyshire, UK. 30th April, 2019.

  • Keynote invited talk. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: the anti-disciplinary approach to neuroscience”. 16th Turkish Neuroscience Congress. Istanbul, Turkey, 20–23 May, 2018.

  • Panelist. Debate “Academic experiences of working with Parliament and Parliamentarians” within the event “Engaging with Select Committees and Members of Parliament”. Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. 9th May, 2018.

  • Invited talk. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: from Alan Turing to Ramón y Cajal, and back”. Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, Germany. 5th March, 2018.

  • Research seminar. “Hybrid dynamical systems: the control theory of tomorrow”. Neural Rehabilitation Group, Instituto Cajal, Madrid, Spain. 27th February, 2017.

  • Invited talk. “Novel verification paradigms for nonlinear hybrid automata”. Workshop of Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems, Universidad de Málaga, Spain. 24–25th November, 2016.

  • Research seminar. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: challenging existing orthodoxy of hybrid systems and neuroscience”. Biological Neurocomputation Group, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. 24th October, 2016.

  • Invited Cajal research seminar. “Hybrid systems neuroscience: challenging existing orthodoxy of computational neuroscience”. Instituto Cajal, Madrid, Spain. 7th October, 2016.

  • Research seminar. “Neuro-DYVERSE... Neuro ¿qué?” (“Neuro-DYVERSE... Neuro what?”). Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Ciudad de México, D.F., México. 16th August, 2016.

  • Research seminar. “DYVERSE: From formal verification and control to neuroscience”. CS Distinguished Lecture series. School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 23rd June, 2016.

  • Panelist. Post-show panel discussion in the interactive show “Ada.Ada.Ada” dedicated to Ada Lovelace, creator of the world’s first computer programme circa 1843. Part of the Manchester Science Festival. The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, UK. 30th October, 2015.

  • Keynote/plenary invited talk. “Hybrid systems neuroscience”. Encuentro Nacional de Ciencias de la Computación, ENC2015 (Mexican National Congress of Computer Science), http://smcc.mx/, Ensenada, Baja California, México. 6th October, 2015.

  • Panelist. “What is doing research in computer science?”. Encuentro Nacional de Ciencias de la Computación, ENC2015 (Mexican National Congress of Computer Science), http://smcc.mx/, Ensenada, Baja California, México. 7th October, 2015.

  • Research seminar. “Sistemas dinámicos híbridos: cerrando el lazo de control en computación” (“Hybrid dynamical systems: closing the loop in computer science”). Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Baja California, México. 8th October, 2015.

  • Invited talk. “Neuro-DYVERSE: Building hybrid systems neuroscience”. Special session “Theoretical, technical, and experimental challenges in closed-loop approaches in biology”. 10th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, (Madrid, Spain, July 7-11, 2014).

  • Research seminar. “Neuro-DYVERSE: Building hybrid systems neuroscience”. David Bodian Seminars in Neuroscience. Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. 5th June, 2013.

  • Invited talk. “Computational tools are advancing life sciences”. Inaugural MathWorks Research Faculty Summit. Newton, MA, USA. 3rd June, 2013.

  • Invited talk. “DYVERSE: A novel framework for complex hybrid dynamical systems”. SICSA (The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance) Cyber-physical Systems Workshop. Organiser: Prof. Jane Hillston. School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. 16th May, 2013.

  • Panelist. “Alan Turing: Science and Sexuality”. Manchester Museum, part of the Manchester Pride Festival, Manchester, UK. 22nd August, 2012.

  • Research seminar. “DYVERSE: A new kind of control for hybrid systems”. Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK. 21st March, 2012.

  • Invited talk. “DYVERSE. Putting together the pieces of the hybrid systems’ jigsaw”. Howard Barringer’s Festschrift Workshop: Higher-Order Workshop on Automated Runtime verification and Debugging (HOWARD-60). Organiser: Andrei Voronkov. School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, UK. 20th December, 2011.

  • Invited talk. “Looking at the future. The morphogenesis of the 21st century”. Turing and Morphogenesis Workshop. Organisers: Henry McGhie, Prof. John Pickstone. The Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. 30th September, 2011.

  • Invited talk. “DYVERSE. Where computer science, control and dynamical systems meet”. Workshop Networks@Kent. Organisers: Bas Lemmens, Sarah Spurgeon. School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. 8th March, 2011.

  • Research seminar. “El rompecabezas de los sistemas híbridos” (“The hybrid systems jigsaw”). Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT), División de Matemáticas Aplicadas, San Luis Potosí, México. 2nd July, 2010.

  • Research seminar. “The three ages of hybrid systems: past, present and future”, as part of the Concurrency, Verification & Security Seminars. Computing Laboratory (now Department of Computer Science), University of Oxford, UK. 2nd June, 2010.

  • Research seminar. “The hybrid systems jigsaw: bringing together computer science, dynamical systems and control engineering”, as part of the Logic and Semantics Seminar Series. Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. 4th December, 2009.

  • Invited talk. “Equal, however, less... don’t be afraid to make the difference” to encourage female undergraduates and postgraduates to develop their careers in science, engineering and technology, by invitation from the WiSET network (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology). Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK. 29th April, 2009.

  • Research seminar. “Discontinuities-induced phenomena in an industrial application: Analysis and control solutions”. School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Control Systems Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. March 2009.

  • Research seminar. “Switching and hybrid systems: What can learning and adaptive algorithms be used for?”. School of Computer Science, Machine Learning and Optimisation Group, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. March 2009.

  • Research seminar. “Hybrid dynamical systems: A cocktail of system approaches”. School of Computer Science, Software Systems Group, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. February 2009.

  • Research seminar. “Modelling a system with discontinuities by using a hybrid model?”. School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. October 2008.

  • Research seminar. “Discontinuities-induced phenomena in a multi-DOF piecewise-smooth systems: Analysis and control solutions”. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. May 2007.

  • Research seminar. “Vibraciones mecánicas en sartas de perforación: un ejemplo de control de sistemas con discontinuidades” (“Mechanical vibrations in oilwell drillstrings: an example of control of systems with discontinuities”). Invited lecture within a PhD course. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Ciudad Real (ETSII, Industrial Engineering School of Ciudad Real), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain. 13th June, 2006.

  • Research seminar. “Propiedades de disipatividad y pasividad en sistemas no lineales discretos” (“Properties of dissipativity and passivity in nonlinear discrete-time systems”). Invited lecture within a PhD course. ETSII Ciudad Real, UCLM, Spain. 6th June, 2006.

  • Research seminar. “Mechanical vibrations in an oilwell drillstring: an example of the control of a system with discontinuities”. Department of Mathematics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), México, D.F. March 2006.

  • Postgraduate seminar. “Modelling, analysis and control of periodic oscillations in an oilwell drillstring”. Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, D.F. November 2004.

  • Keynote/plenary invited talk. “Mechanical vibrations”. 3rd International Congress of Civil Engineering. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Puebla, México. March, 2004.

  • Postgraduate seminar. “The problem of mechanical vibrations in an oilwell drillstring: automatic control approach”. Seminar in the framework of IMP postgraduate studies in the area of Industrial Mathematics and Computer Science. Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP, Mexican Institute of Petroleum), México, D.F. February 2004.

  • Research seminar. “Passivity-based control of nonlinear discrete-time systems”. Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada,México. June 2000.

  • Research seminar. “On discrete and discretized nonlinear systems”. Department of Applied Mathematics and Telematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Polytechnics University of Catalunya), Barcelona. March 1999.