About me

I’m a Research Engineer in autonomous driving at Inria Grenoble. My current work focuses on the use of Model Predictive Control for the generation of safe collision avoiding trajectories for autonomous vehicles. Current results are summarized in the public report and in the accompanying video.

I did my PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at Inria Grenoble. My doctoral work within the Bipop research team focused on the numerical mechanics of thin elastic structures in contact. I also taught several applied math courses at ENSIMAG in the Grenoble Institute of Technology.


PhD Thesis

Alejandro Blumentals. Numerical modelling of thin elastic solids in contact.


Alejandro Blumentals, Bernard Brogliato, Florence Bertails-Descoubes. The contact problem in Lagrangian systems subject to bilateral and unilateral constraints, with or without sliding Coulomb’s friction: A tutorial. Multibody System Dynamics, Springer Verlag, 2016, 38 (1), pp.43-76.


Alejandro Blumentals, Bernard Brogliato, Florence Bertails-Descoubes. The Contact Problem in Lagrangian Systems subject to Bilateral and Unilateral constraints with sliding Coulomb’s Friction. ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Jun 2015, Barcelone, Spain.

Alejandro Blumentals, Florence Bertails-Descoubes, Romain Casati. Dynamics of a developable shell with uniform curvatures. The 4th Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, May 2016, Montréal, Canada.]

Alejandro Blumentals, Florence Bertails-Descoubles. A Discrete Hamilton-Pontryagin approach to the statics of Kirchhoff Rods. ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics June 19-22, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.