- Research Scientist
Luis Alonso is a research scientist in the City Science group and Principal Investigator of the Andorra Living Lab Project. 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 City Science Network of Collaborative Cities, to provide comprehensive solutions for urban and country challenges, in order to transform cities into more diverse and vibrant "human scale ecosystems."
Since he is focused on very different lines of research and work, his antidisciplinary approach fits on the Media Lab philosophy: City Science, urban indicators, 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.
Noyman, A., Doorley, R., Xiong, Z., Alonso, L., Grignard, A. and Larson, K., 2019. Reversed urbanism: Inferring urban performance through behavioral patterns in temporal telecom data. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(8), pp.1480-1498.
Gonzalez-Andrades M., Alonso-Pastor L., Mauris J., Cruzat A., Dohlman C.H., Argüeso P. “Establishment of a novel in vitro model of stratified epithelial wound healing with barrier function” Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 19395 (2016 Jan 13)
Grignard, A., Alonso, L., Taillandier, P., Gaudou, B., Nguyen-Huu, T., Gruel, W., & Larson, K. (2018, July). The Impact of New Mobility Modes on a City: A Generic Approach Using ABM. In International Conference on Complex Systems (pp. 272-280). Springer, Cham.
Alonso, L., Zhang, Y. R., Grignard, A., Noyman, A., Sakai, Y., ElKatsha, M., ... & Larson, K. (2018, July). Cityscope: a data-driven interactive simulation tool for urban design. Use case volpe. In International Conference on Complex Systems (pp. 253-261). Springer, Cham.
Arnaud Grignard, Núria Macià, Luis Alonso Pastor, Ariel Noyman, Yan Zhang, and Kent Larson. 2018. CityScope Andorra: A Multi-level Interactive and Tangible Agent-based Visualization. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS '18). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 1939-1940.
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.