About me

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.

I’m currently a Machine Learning Engineer in industry and have worked in the Autonomous Driving and Healthcare areas.

Below is a list of my publications.


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.


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.