My research focus is on Computational Optimization. Specifically, I am interested in population-based optimization algorithms as well as local-based ones, running sequentially or employing parallelization models (master/slave, island models). Currently, I am working in the research area of Algorithm Portfolios (APs). An AP is an algorithmic framework that consists of copies of the same algorithm or different ones, running on one or more processing units, with or without information exchange. So far, I am interested in applications of optimization to Combinatorial Matrices, Smart Cities and challenging problems that emanate from the Operations Research area.