Alejandro M. Medrano Gil


PhD researcher at the Telecommunication Engineering Faculty UPM. Engineer in Computer Science from 2009, MPhil in systems and technologies of telecommunications in 2013, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2019; is specialist in software system architecture and communication systems design, having several publications in these areas.

Alejandro is core developer of the universAAL IoT platform, where he is in charge of the User Interaction full framework, as well as other key components such as maven tools, Multitenant Gateway, Security Framework, among others. universAAL is the leading platform for semantic and distributed systems, and we believe it is one of the strongest contenders in the Internet of Things (IoT) community. He is also platform leader of the AIOTES software suite, providing interoperability between IoT platforms and tools to deploy, manage and exploit AHA services securely.

As Smart House Living Lab technical manager, Alejandro selects and maintains the technology used in our smart home demonstrator. This includes the Domotic hardware such as KNX devices as well as the technology used for our Virtual Reality room. Other expertise include 3D CAD design, and 3D printing; as well as hardware design with microcontrollers, including custom PCBs; Web and network application expert; Linux system management experience; Git expert.

His collaboration in projects include universAAL project (FP7), aimed to make it technically feasible and economically viable to conceive, design and deploy innovative new AAL services. Its continuation through ReAAL (CIP) advancing the universAAL platform towards the market with a large scale pilot rollout involving over 5000 users. This line of research continues in the ACTIVAGE project, a study on IoT for Active and Healthy Ageing with emphasis on interoperability of technology, services, use cases, and business models. In all three the key roles are technological advisor for Madrid deployment site, Technological Lead in the Infrastructure definition and implementation as well as Evaluator. Alejandro is involved in another line of research namely technology supporting health, with projects such as ODIN laying out the hospital of the future through technological integration, GATEKEEPER a healthcare platform of AI services, and PharmaLedger the first blockchain for supporting the whole pharmaceutical process, from trials, to verification of drugs, including supply chain monitoring.