- Research Scientist
Luis Alonso is a research scientist in the City Science group. He has a PhD in architecture and coordinates the Andorra Living Lab project. He oversees the integration of the group's diverse research topics (energy consumption, city simulation, urban mobility, innovation district, and smart housing) in Andorra's Living Lab project, to provide comprehensive solutions for urban and country challenges, in order to transform Andorra into an "internationally recognized intelligent country."
Since he is focused on very different lines of research and work, his antidisciplinary approach fits on the Media Lab philosophy: City Science, big data analysis, urban planning, architectural robotics, building design and construction, new and smart materials (free-form transparent energy efficient envelopes and biomedical uses), energy simulation and building efficiency and sustainability, eco-innovation, e-learning and its impact on social networks, new technologies, IoT, etc.
Y. Leng, A. Noriega, A.S. Pentland, I. Winder, N. Lutz, L. Alonso: "Analysis of Tourism Dynamics and Special Events through Mobile Phone Metadata". 2016. Proceedings of Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) 2016. New York, NY.