Industrial Collaboration

Optimal Code Generation System for Encoders

The funding institution was Höhner Automáticos, S.L. (HA) and the name of the project coordinators were Joaquim Bruna (CRM) and Laura Liarte (HA). The calendar was around 3 months in 2013. The project includes the studio and automated calculation tool generating optimal code for the incremental rotary encoders. The objective of this project covers the studio, analysis, definition, design, modelling and development of a calculation tool for obtaining optimal codes that give us an optimal reference signal for counting laps. Therefore, the project consists of two parts, the theoretical based on the analysis of the variables that influence in maximizing some objective function and, on the other hand, the implementation and automation of the corresponding codes. The expected impact was increase the profitability of company resources.

Implementation of calibration methodologies for valuation of credit derivatives

The funding institution was Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and the name of the project coordinators were Lluís Ortiz (CRM) and Elisa Alós (BGSE). The project was executed between April 1 and 20 July 2015. The work consisted in an intensive collaboration with a project of BGSE about the valuation of derivatives and the calibration of data in continuous market. More specifically, they tried to get prices, essentially for European Call through several scenes in the advanced model approach framework. A second part was continued from the previous simulation in order to obtain volatility surface. Finally, the goal of project was the implementation of the methods of calibration. The expected impact was to cover the technical support of the project developed by BGSE.

Validation of the methodologies in operational risk management

The funding institution was Banc Sabadell (BS) and the name of the project coordinators were Joaquim Bruna (CRM) and Lluís Vidal (BS). The project was executed between July 2015 and December 2015. The work consisted in analysing the methodology used in the tools of operative risk management implemented in Banc Sabadell. These methodologies must be tested from a technical point of view, checking if the software is correct, and from a theoretical point of view in order to check if the methodology is considered enough for reasonable results in the risk management. The last point of view was developed by CRM. The main impact of the project is to evaluate the service offered by an external institution (ND) in the operational risk management and recommend improves on the methodology considered by this external institution.

Study and modeling of the yields in the different services carried out by Ferrovial Services

The funding company was Ferrovial Servicios, S.A. and the name of the project coordinators were Joaquim Bruna (CRM) and Enrique Sánchez (FS). The calendar includes February to May 2013. The summary of project was to develop a tool to analyse and characterize the combination of different tasks realized by Ferrovial Servicios, the project is high-confidential and the material characteristics must be omitted. In order to explore the mathematics methodologies we can define the frame that was considered, this is in the frame of lineal programming and statistical analysis for space data with physical properties. The main impact is obtained to capitalize company resources using the software developed by CRM for this project and called Integrator. 

Adaptation of Integrator software for international use

The funding company was Ferrovial Servicios, S.A. and the name of the project coordinators were Joaquim Bruna (CRM) and Juan Manuel Freire (FS). The period for the task was from July to September 2014. The main objective of project was to improve the software developed in a previous project between FS and CRM that was designed to be used in Spain. In this second project, FS encouraged to CRM in to obtain a generic tool that could be used in each of the sites of FS. This task required the adaptative version of tasks developed by FS (outside of Spain) and the translation to English the tool: Integrator. The main impact is to expand the use of the software Integrator inside the company FS.

Ferrovial Servicios City Services Integrator

The funding company was Ferrovial Servicios, S.A. and the name of the project coordinators were Isabel Serra (CRM) and Juan Manuel Freire (FS). The calendar was from December 2015 to April 2016. The project consisted in the evolution of the software: City Services Integrator, in order to analyse the model and data from a space-temporal point of view. More details have to be censured, since the project is high-confidential. The main impact is obtained from to get that City Services Integrator will be a tool useful for all technical offices of the company in the design of daily work.