Jenny Diaz Castañeda, PhD
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Dr. Jenny Diaz Castañeda received her Chemical Engineering degree and MSc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2014 and 2016, respectively. In 2020, Dr. Jenny Diaz Castañeda received the Ph.D. degree in Control Automatic Control from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). Her main research interests include modeling of dynamical systems, optimization-based control, constrained model predictive control, control of large-scale systems (non-centralized control), and systems identification. In 2020, she joined to the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) as research associate.
Currently, Dr. Jenny Diaz Castañeda am working on modeling of subcutaneous transport of fast-acting insulins and their use in artificial pancreas technology and advanced control strategies.
- Ph.D. in Automatic Control, Robotics and Computer Vision (ARV), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain (2020)
- M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Sede Medellín) (2016)
- B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Sede Medellín) (2014)
Dr. Jenny Diaz Castañeda recently transitioned to diabetes research and am currently working on many projects that are in progress. Below is her previous work relating to fields outside of diabetes.
- Grant for the recruitment of early-stage research staff (FI 2017), Resolution EMC/2040/2016 of December 1, 2016 (DOGC No. 7202 – 9.9.2016) from l’Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR).
- Ph.D. thesis with Doctor European mention and mark excellent cum laude. Barcelona, June 16, 2020
- MSc. thesis with meritorious distinction. Medellín, January 29, 2018.