Dr. Miquel Angel Piera is a full-time Professor and senior researcher at the Logistics and Aeronautics Unit of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. He had been the director of the Aeronautical Management degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He holds a Ph.D. in informatics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and an MSc. in Control Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He is the former coordinator of the Spanish Modeling and Simulation group of CEA-IFAC. In the last 15 years, he funded 3 spin-off companies in the area of modeling, simulation, and decision-making, leading several industrial and technology transfer projects. Dr. Piera has published 6 books and more than 150 scientific papers and is co-author of 1 European Patent. He has participated in several international projects for industry and research projects funded by the European Commission, in the area of Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems and Air Traffic Management.
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