I studied Mathematics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I obtained my PhD at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with a dissertation on Distributions on the simplex (2003). I am currently professor of Statistics at the Universitat de Girona, Department of Informàtica, Matemàtica Aplicada i Estadística.
My research activity is focused on the statistical analysis of compositional data with special emphasis on distributions for modelling compositional vectors, like the normal or the skew-normal distributions with respect to the Aitchison measure on the simplex. In 1997 I become a member of the Girona coda research group; since then I collaborate in the Organization of CoDaWork and CoDaCourses and I participate actively in the projects on compositional data analysis supported by the Spanish Ministry for Education or the Catalan Government.
For the CoDa-Association, I think that an important goal is the consolidation of the association and the establishment of relationships with other research organizations. Another important goal is to diffuse, develop and expand the CoDa theory and the CoDa philosophy in the scientific world. This can be done promoting CoDaWork and CoDaCourses giving support to the local organizers.