I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software Systems and Computation of the Faculty of Computer Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). I am also a research fellow at the EU ERC project P2PModels, in which we are exploring decentralised technologies, such as blockchain, with the aim to provide mechanisms that facilitate more democratic and decentralised organisational processes, as well as new models of distribution of value in the context of commons-based peer production and platform cooperatives.
My doctoral research, under the supervision of Professor Nigel Gilbert and Dr Paul Hodkinson at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK), concerned individual involvement and group dynamics of commons-based peer production communities, focussing on the development community for Free/Libre Open Source Software, Drupal, in the context of the FP7 EU project P2Pvalue.
I previously participated in the FP7 EU project QLectives (Quality Collectives) at the University of Surrey, and the FP6 EU project ASTRA (Awareness Services and Systems - Towards Theory and Realisation) at Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (Trondheim, Norway). I have also worked as a technical lead in several social, educational and cultural projects based on Drupal for the company Educatic (Madrid, Spain). Additionally, I have participated in free software communities for over sixteen years.