Cristina is Serra Hunter professor at the UPC and Head of the Energy Systems Analytics Group at IREC. She has founded a spin-off of IREC on 2020, Bamboo Energy. She holds a M.Sc. and PhD in Statistics and Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2011). She joined IREC in 2012 as postdoc researcher and she gained a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. Her research focuses on applying advanced optimisation tools to electricity markets, smart grid, smart communities, electric vehicle and hybrid systems. Cristina lead and participated in several European, national, regional and industrial projects on energy efficiency and new technologies system integration. She has registered and patented different software solutions to optimize novel energy system integration and management. She leads the Vehicle-Grid-Integration tasks at the Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle Technology and Collaboration Programme from the International Energy Agency since 2015. She has participated in several scientific publications, national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.