Abel Sanchez

Geospatial Data Center Executive Director
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His areas of expertise include the Internet of Things (IOT), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Simulation, and Engineering Complex Software Systems. He teaches graduate courses in Software Construction, Information Engineering, and Software Architecture. For the past six years, his research has focused on architecting large scale distributed simulation systems.

​Recent projects include Grid/Agent Computing, simulating the U.S. critical infrastructure at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), and architecting the cyber physical Internet, addressing the 4Ws (What, Where, When, and Why). In the field of computational health research, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sanchez is working on Reminder Technologies.

Presently, Dr. Sanchez is a Principal Investigator in research projects with SAP, Phillip Morris International, Schlumberger, Ford Motor Company, Dassault, Microsoft, and IARPA. Some of the research topics are Big Data, Multicore, Geospatial, and Cyber Security.

Dr. Sanchez' software systems are used by Samsung, NEC, NTT, Hitachi, Motorola, SAP, IBM, and Microsoft. Dr. Sanchez consults to companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

List of publications

Towards Cloud-based Decision Support Platform for Group Decision Making (IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC’13))