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Dr.  Vehi Casellas, Jose

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Grup de Recerca en Intervals Modals, Enginyeria de Sistemes i Control

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Josep Vehí Casellas

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A.1. Current position

Name of University/Institution

Universitat de Girona 


Escuela Politécnica Superior 

Address and Country

Campus Montilivi. Edificio P4 

Phone number

 (+34) 620131826



Current position





331102, 331101; 120320

Key words

Control engineering, robust control, biomedical engineering



A.2. Education




Dr. Ingeniero Industrial (PhD)

Universitat de Girona


 Lic. en Ciencias Físicas (MSc Physics)

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona





Part B. CV SUMMARY (max. 3500 characters, including spaces)


Dr. Josep Vehí is full Professor at the University of Girona and research associate at the Girona Biomedical Research Institute. He is member of the “IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling and Control of Biomedical Systems”. His research interests include machine learning and its applications to biomedicine, modelling and control in biomedicine, modelling and simulation of biological processes and fault diagnosis in complex systems. He is co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed International journal papers and 12 books and chapters of books.

In 2000 Prof. Vehí founded the “Laboratory of Modal Intervals and Control Engineering” (MiceLab). Since 2005, MiceLab is recognized and funded as a “Consolidated Research Group” by the Generalitat de Catalunya. The group has extensive experience in the field of diabetes and is one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide. Since January 1st, 2018 Prof. Vehi belongs to the prestigious centre of excellence in diabetes CIBERDEM: "Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas”.

Professor Vehi has been researching in technologies for diabetes since 2004, obtaining more than three million euros of funding in competitive research projects which have led to several patents and also tools, modules and a prototype of control device for use in clinical trials. So far, he has published more than 60 articles in international journals on the subject. Prof. Vehí has led and participated in several national and European research projects on diabetes technologies.

Professor Vehi is collaborating with national and international teams which have led to research stays, journal articles, collaborative projects and proposals related to diabetes, machine learning, control systems and bioengineering. Some of the most usual and noteworthy collaborations, leading by experts in the fields of diabetes and/or artificial intelligence are the University of Padova, the Imperial College London, the Fraunhofer-Institut Biomedizinische Technik, Ohio University, Harvard University and Politécnica de Valencia. Furthermore, in recent years Vehi has promoted and carried out several clinical studies in collaboration with the main researchers at the University Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta of Girona, the Hospital of the University of Valencia and the Hospital Clínico de Barcelona.





C.1. Publications (including books) Selected 10 Q1 recent publications (since 2017)


  1. Journal paper (corresponding author). CM Ramkissoon, A Bertachi, A Beneyto, J Bondia, J Vehi Detection and Control of Unannounced Exercise in the Artificial Pancreas without Additional Physiological Signals, IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 2020, 24(1):259-267 (IF= 4,217, Q1)
  2. Journal paper. C Liu, J Vehí, P Avari, M Reddy, N Oliver, P Georgiou, P Herrero Long-Term Glucose Forecasting Using a Physiological Model and Deconvolution of the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Signal Sensors 2019, 19(19), 4338 (IF=3,031, Q1)
  3. Journal paper (corresponding author). L. Biagi, A. Bertachi, M. Giménez, I. Conget, J. Bondia, JA Martín-Fernández, J Vehi Individual categorisation of glucose profiles using compositional data analysis Statistical methods in medical research 2019, 28 (12), 3550-3567, (IF=2.388, Q1, Ranking: 15/123)
  4. Journal paper (corresponding author) S Oviedo, I Contreras, A Bertachi, C Quirós, M Giménez, I Conget, J Vehi Minimizing Postprandial Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Patients using Multiple Insulin Injections and Capillary Blood Glucose Self-monitoring with Machine Learning Techniques Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 2019, 178, 170-180, (IF= 3,424, Q1)
  5. Journal paper (corresponding author). A Beneyto, A Bertachi, J Bondia, J Vehi. A New Blood Glucose Control Scheme for Unannounced Exercise in Type 1 Diabetic Subjects. IEEE Control Systems Technology 2018 (Early Access ) (IF=4.883, Q1).
  6. Journal paper. N Rosales, H De Battista, J Vehí, F Garelli. Open-loop glucose control: Automatic IOB-based super-bolus feature for commercial insulin pumps. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine 2018, 159:145-158 (IF: 2.674, Q1).
  7. Journal paper (corresponding author) S Oviedo, I Contreras, C Quirós, M Giménez, I Conget, J Vehi Risk-based postprandial hypoglycemia forecasting using supervised learning International journal of medical informatics 126, 1-8, 2019 (IF=3,146, Q1)
  8. Journal paper (corresponding author). A Bertachi, A Beneyto, CM Ramkissoon, J Vehí. Assessment of Mitigation Methods to Reduce the Risk of Hypoglycemia for Announced Exercise in a Uni-hormonal Artificial Pancreas. Diabetes technology & therapeutics 20(4):285-295 (IF=2.921, Q1). 2018.
  9. Journal paper. I Contreras, S Oviedo, M Vettoretti, R Visentin, J Vehí Personalized blood glucose prediction: A hybrid approach using grammatical evolution and physiological models. PloS one 12(11): e0187754. (IF=2.806, Q1). 2017
  10. Journal paper. S Oviedo, J Vehí, R Calm, J Armengol A review of personalized blood glucose prediction strategies for T1DM patients. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 33(6) (IF= 2.338, Q1). 2017



C.2. Research projects and grants (last 10 years)


  1. (H2020, SME instrument) SOCIALDIABETES, Hack your Diabetes Experience; Funded by European Commission (H2020-SMEInst: 768398). 57.000 € P.I. Josep Vehí. (2017-2019)
  2. (MICINN, Plan Nacional) mSAFE-AP: Nuevos métodos para la eficiencia y seguridad del páncreas artificial domiciliario (DPI 2013-46982-C2-2-R). 284.350 €. P.I. Josep Vehí. (2016-2019)
  3. (H2020, MSC) SMART-Diabetes: The Self-Management Assistant and Remote Treatment for Diabetes (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-COFUND). 96.951,64 € IP: Josep Vehí. 2016–2018.
  4. (MINECO, Plan Nacional) SAFE-AP - Nuevos métodos para la eficiencia y seguridad del páncreas artificial domiciliario (DPI 2013-46982-C2-2-R). Coordinated project (UDG, UPV). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. 204.180 €. P.I. Josep Vehí. (2014-2017)
  5. (IDIBAPS, internal funding) Blood glucose control in the postprandial period in type 1 Diabetes. Safety and efficacy of a new algorithm in closed loop (artificial pancreas). (2014-2016) I.P. Ignacio Conget. Ajut a la recerca Josep Font 2014. 107.000€. Hospital Clínic Universitari de Barcelona.
  6. (FP7) DECIPHER - Distributed European Community Individual Patient Healthcare Electronic Record (FP7 – 288028) (2015-2016)
  7. (MINECO, Programa INNPACTO) (VITALITY - Monitoring & Managing your Health and Well-being. European Commission (ITEA 2 ip10002). Principal investigator Josep Vehí. 158.827,86 € (2011-2014)
  8. (MINECO, Plan Nacional) CLOSEDLOOP4MEAL – New strategies for post-prandial glycaemic control using insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes (DPI2010-20764). Coordinated project (UDG, UPV). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2011-2013) 223.850 € P.I: Josep Vehí.
  9. (MEC, Plan Nacional) INSULAID2 - Closed-loop glucose control in diabetes mellitus 1 and critically ill patients (DPI2007-66728). Coordinated project (UDG, UPV). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2007-2011). 206.063 €, P.I. Josep Vehí.


C.3. Contracts


  1. “New tools for diabetes management”, Social Diabetes, S.L., P.I. Josep Vehí, 2017-2018
  2. “Data-Base Exploitation”, Social Diabetes, S.L., P.I. Josep Vehí, 2014-2017
  3. “Development of a Real Time Blood Glucose Monitoring and Control System” National Instruments Medical Research Grant. PI: Josep Vehí. 2008-2009.
  4. “Evaluation of the use of continuous glucose monitoring in critically ill patients” Medtronic Diabetes Research Grant. PI: Josep Vehí. 2008-2009.


C.4. Patents


  1. WO/2012/156568: System and method for estimating blood glucose in plasma (2012)

International Application: PCT/ES2012/070358. Publication Date: 22.11.2012

  1. WO/2016/120514: Computer program and method for determining and temporally distributing a dose of insulin to a user. SAFEBOLUS algorithm (open loop) (2016)       

International Application: PCT/ES2016/070051. Publication Date: 04.08.2016




C.5. Doctoral theses supervised since 2009


  1. Arthur Hirata Bertachi, "Development and validation of strategies to mitigate the risk of hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetes mellitus", July 2019, Excellent (cum laude), Supervisors: J. Vehí, N. Luo. Productivity: 11 Journal papers, 13 conferences, 2 book chapters
  2. Lyvia Regina Biagi Silva Bertachi, "Condition assessment of patients with type 1 diabetes  using Compositional Data Analysis", July 2019, Excellent, Supervisors: J. Vehí, J.A. Martín. Productivity: 8 Journal papers, 9 conferences, 2 book chapters
  3. Charrise Mary Ramkissoon. "Novel Methods for Efficacy and Safety in the artificial pancreas intended for domiciliary use", March 2019. Excellent (cum laude). Supervisor: J. Vehi. Productivity: 6 journal papers, 7 conferences.
  4. Silvia Julian Oviedo Castillo. "Forecasting and Decision Support for Type-1 Diabetes Insulin Therapy using Machine Learning". April 2019, Supervisors: J. Vehi, I. Contreras.  Productivity: 5 journal papers, 3 conferences
  5. Yeimi Liceth Morales Pérez. “Constraint-based metabolic models and their application in industrial biotechnology”, 2016 Supervisors:J. Vehí and F. Llaneras. Productivity: 3 journal papers
  6. Ines Ferrer. “Modal interval based package for robust control”, June 2016, Supervisor: J. Vehí. Productivity: 2 journal papers, 1 conference paper
  7. Yenny Teresa Leal Moncada. "Enfoques metodológicos para mejorar la precisión y fiabilidad de los sistemas de  monitorización continua de glucosa en pacientes con diabetes tipo 1 y en pacientes críticos mediante técnicas lineales y no lineales", 2013, Supervisors: J. Vehí,  M.L. Ruiz, 2013. Productivity: 5 journal papers, 5 conferences, 1 patent
  8. Fabián Mauricio León Vargas, "Design and implementation of a closed-loop blood glucose control system in patients with type 1 diabetes”, October 2013. Supervisor: J. Vehí. Productivity: 3 journal papers, 4 conferences.
  9. María Alejandra García Jaramillo, "Prediction of postprandial blood glucose under intra-patient variability and uncertainty and its use in the design of insulin dosing strategies for type 1 diabetic patients", July 2011, Supervisors: J. Vehí and R. Calm. Productivity: 4 journal papers, 5 conferences.



C.6 Institutional responsibilities and memberships of scientific societies.


1999-2002         Head, Doctoral Program in Information Technologies. University of Girona

2002-2003         Head of the R+D department. Agents Inspired Technologies, S.A., Spain

2003-2004         Head, Girona International Graduate School, University of Girona

2005-present    Research Associate, Biomedical Research Institute of Girona, Spain

2006-2010         Director, Research Institute on Information Technologies and Automation

2007-2010         Member, Advisory Committee on Information Technologies, Girona Town Council

2013-present    Head of the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Girona

2017-2018         Lead Scientist at Social Diabetes, S.L., Barcelona, Spain

2018-present    Member, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM)

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