Héctor ROMERO | PhD in Automatic Control

CEA Tech

17 Avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France.

+33 6 148 252 10 hector@cenidet.edu.mx


Postdoctoral researcher (September 2016- present)

CEA, Grenoble, France

Project: Diabeloop artificial pancreas.

Research subject: “Modeling the effect of physical activity on the glucose dynamics”.

Main activities and results:

  • 1 article (Physiological Measurement, IOP science), 2 international conferences (ATTD, Paris, 2017 and ICAMPAM, Maryland, 2017), 1 national conference (SFD, Lille, 2017), and 1 article in major revision (Journal of Applied Physiology, APN).
  • Signal processing applied to accelerometers, heart rate monitoring systems, insulin pump, and continuous glucose measurement sensors: extraction, filtering and processing for modeling.
  • Development of an original branched model for converting accelerometer and heart rate signal into energy expenditure, a nonlinear model (based on a neural network) for converting accelerometer signal into energy expenditure.
  • Black box models of the effect of physical activity, meal and insulin on the glucose dynamics.
  • Analysis and physiological modeling of the effect of physical activity on the glucose dynamics.


PhD in automatic control (February 2010 - January 2013)

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, ENSAM, Aix en Provence, France and Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Cuernavaca, Mexico

Dissertation tittle: “System identification using neural networks: a balanced accuracy, complexity and computational cost approach”. Advisors: Prof. Jean-Claude Carmona and Prof. Victor M. Alvarado Martinez.

  • Results: An original system identification methodology leading balanced accuracy-complexity neural network-based models. System identification of electronic, mechanical, acoustic, energetic, vibrational, and aeronautic systems. Five articles published on dedicated scientific journals and two articles presented in an international conference.

Master of science in automatic control (August 2006 – September 2008)

Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Cuernavaca, Mexico

  • Score: 91/100 Ranking: 2/14
  • Research subject: “System identification using neural networks”.
  • Advisors: Prof. Victor M. Alvarado Martinez and Prof. Juan Reyes Reyes.
  • Related skills: control systems design (nonlinear, linear, predictive, intelligent, robust), modeling (physical modeling and black box system identification), and fault diagnosis.

Electronic engineer (August 2002 – September 2006)

Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico

  • Score: 9.1/10 Ranking: 1/80
  • Related skills: analysis, design, and implementation of analog and digital electronic systems. Design of sensors and actuators for data acquisition, signal processing, and control.


Postdoctoral researcher (September 2013- September 2016)

Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et de l’Image, LTSI, Rennes, France

Project: Initiative Nationale Technologique d’Envergure pour une Neuro Stimulation Evoluée (INTENSE).

Research subject: “Physiological signal processing and development of adaptive control systems for the treatment of heart failure”.

Main activities and results:

  • 5 patents submitted with SORIN. 1 article published in TBME, IEEE, 1 paper published in PlosOne, 2 articles presented in 2 international conferences, 1 article in major revision in TBME, IEEE, and 1 article in minors revision in PlosOne.
  • Design, development and implementation of real time adaptive control systems for the regulation of the instantaneous heart rate via vagus nerve stimulation.
  • Design and development of a data acquisition and signal processing system.
  • Design and development of a model control framework used for model-based control design.
  • Design and clinical evaluation of the control system validation protocol: tests on 11 sheep at (HEGP).

Lecturer and research assistant (September 2012-August 2013)

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, ENSAM, Aix en Provence, France

  • Research: Development of an adaptive control system for power optimization of a photovoltaic panel. Modeling and experimental validation of a photovoltaic panel (Simulink, Matlab script). One paper presented in an international conference and selected to be published in an international journal.
  • Courses: numerical methods (72h), informatics (48h), and automatic control (60h).

Teaching assistant (January – August 2011)

Universidad del Valle de Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca, Mexico

  • Courses: numerical methods (45h), algebra (45h), and differential equations (45h).

Teaching assistant (January – December 2009)

Universidad Politécnica del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico

  • Courses: physics (100h), statistics (80h), and electronic systems (45h).

Electronics technician (heavy trucks) (August 2005 – August 2006)

International Camiones S.A de C.V., Xalapa, Mexico

  • Main activities: data acquisition and signal processing for fault detection (diagnosis).


  • Control systems: design, development, implementation, and validation of classical and advanced control systems (real time).
  • Modeling: physical and black box modeling. Transfer function representations, state-space representations, and nonlinear models. Experience with mechanical, acoustic, electronic, energetic, and biomedical systems.
  • Artificial intelligence: prediction and classification by neural networks, extreme learning machines, support vector machines, and linear regression models.
  • Signal processing: data acquisition, filtering, and system identification.
  • Computational tools: Matlab script, Simulink and GUI (9 years of experience), Labview (3 years of experience), C++ (1 year). Windows, Linux, MAC, Office, Latex.
  • Communication: effective communication between clients, end-users and developers. Good scientific communication skills, written and oral, from academic and research-related interactions and conferences.
  • Research: problem solving and decision-making, understanding of state-of-the-art, analytical thinking and scientific reflection, good planning, team working, paper review.
  • Translational research: system development, protocol design, preclinical and clinical studies management, data analysis, intellectual property analysis, patents redaction, device specifications, technical monitoring.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French


  • National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) PhD scholarship (September 2008 - January 2013).
  • Eiffel Excellence Scholarship (August 2011 - June 2012).
  • National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) Master scholarship (September 2006 - September 2008).


  • Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Hindawi, 12/2015.
  • Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 03/2015.
  • Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 02/2015.
  • International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Springer, 02/2015.
  • Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE, 05/2014.
  • Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE, 07/2014.
  • Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE, 03/2014.

Publication list: http://roug84.github.io/Hector-ROMERO-Publication-list/

Research experience: http://roug84.github.io/Hector-ROMERO-Research-Experience/