José Villar was born in 1967 in Madrid. He received the degree in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and his Ph.D in 1997 from the School of Industrial Engineering-ICAI at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain. From 1997 to 2017 he was Researcher at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica-IIT (Institute for Research in Technology) of ICAI and Deputy Director of IIT from 2004 to 2016, and was Senior Associate Professor at the ICAI Electronic and Communications Department, and member of the Doctorate Academic Comission of Comillas University from 2013 to 2017.
José Villar is currently Senior Researcher at INESC TEC in its Center for Power and Energy Systems.
He has participated in more than 50 research projects with industry and administrations, coordinating more than 20, and his co-author of more than 20 papers in International Journals (most JCR indexed) and more than 60 papers in international conferences.
His current areas of interest include operation and strategic planning of power systems, electrical vehicles, renewable generation, distributed generation and smart cities, soft computing and data mining.