PhD in Theoretical Physics (with distinction) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1991.
Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1993 - 1994.
Currently, full professor of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and founder of the research group GISC in (1996).
Associated researcher of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Universidad de Zaragoza.
His research deals mostly with the applications of the physics of complex systems to social and biological sciences; he has contributed to the advancement of different fields, from economics to condensed matter physics through ecology and theoretical computer science.
He has been the PI of some 20 projects, receiving funding from the European Commission, the Spanish government, the Madrid Regional Government, NATO, ESF, and the BBVA Foundation.