José Manuel Galán Ordax

Senior Lecturer


Escuela Politécnica Superior. Ed. A1

Universidad de Burgos

Avenida Cantabria, s/n

09006 – Burgos, Spain


Ph: +34 947 25 9410 / +34 947 25 9431

Researcher at INSISOC, a Research Institute certified as: GIR UVa, GREX251, UIC086


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Professional Accreditation: Certified Project Management Associate – IPMA-D

ORCID: 0000-0003-3360-7602

Researcher ID: B-9782-2009

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Short CV:

José Manuel Galán is Senior Lecturer (Profesor Titular de Universidad) at the University of Burgos (Spain). He graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad de Valladolid in 2002. After finishing his studies, he joined the INSISOC research group, initially working in the FIRMA project of V EU Framework program and, afterwards, working on a project together with the SEI Oxford Office. He obtained a predoctoral research grant but after a year he moved to the Universidad de Burgos as an assistant lecturer, and since then he has been working there in different positions (with some visits to other places from time to time).

From a methodological point of view, he began his research focusing on computational modelling and simulation, especially on agent-based modelling. He initially combined analytical approaches together with simulation and, more recently, he is also trying to understand the models using network theory and statistical learning. He loves to work in interdisciplinary projects, and so far he main research domains has been management (especially project management), evolutionary game theory (cooperation theory) and, in the last years, quality and predictive modelling in industrial and management engineering.


Selected Publications:

Pereda, M.; Zurro, D.; Santos, J.I.; Briz-i-Godino, I.; Álvarez, M.; Caro, J.; Galán, J.M., (2017). Emergence and Evolution of Cooperation under Resource Pressure. Scientific Reports, 7-45574, pp.: 1-10. Nature Publishing Group. ISSN: 2045- 2322.

Martín, Ó.; Ahedo, V.; Santos, J.I.; De Tiedra, P.; Galán, J.M., (2016). Quality assessment of resistance spot welding joints of AISI 304 stainless steel based on elastic nets. Materials Science and Engineering A. Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 676, pp.: 173-181. Elsevier. ISSN: 0921-5093.

Acebes, F.; Pereda, M.; Poza, D.J.; Pajares, J.; Galán, J.M., (2015). Stochastic Earned Value Analysis using Monte Carlo Simulation and Statistical Learning Techniques. International Journal of Project Management, 33-7, pp.: 1597-1609. Elsevier. ISSN: 0263-7863.

Martín, Ó.; Pereda, M.; Santos, J.I.; Galán, J.M., (2014). Assessment of resistance spot welding quality based on ultrasonic testing and tree-based techniques. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214-11, pp.: 2478-2487. Elsevier. ISSN: 0924 0136.

Acebes-Senovilla, F.; Pajares-Gutiérrez, J.; Galán, J.M.; López-Paredes, A., (2014). A new approach for project control under uncertainty. Going back to the basics. International Journal of Project Management, 32-3, pp.: 423-434. Elsevier. ISSN: 0263-7863.

Hassan, S.; Arroyo, J.; Galán, J.M.; Antunes, L.; Pavón, J., (2013). Asking the Oracle: Introducing Forecasting Principles into Agent-Based Modelling. JASSS – The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16-3-13. University of Surrey. ISSN: 1460-7425.

Galán, J.M.; Latek, M.M.; Rizi, S.M.M., (2011). Axelrod’s Metanorm Games on Networks. PLoS ONE, 6-5, e20474. Public Library of Science. ISSN: 1932-6203.

Poza, D.; Santos, J.I.; Galán, J.M.; López-Paredes, A., (2011). Mesoscopic Effects in an Agent-based Bargaining Model in Regular Lattices. PLoS ONE, 6-3, e17661. Public Library of Science. ISSN: 1932-6203.

Galán, J.M.; Del Olmo, R.; López-Paredes, A., (2009). An agent based model for domestic water management in Valladolid metropolitan area. Water Resources Research, 45-5, W05401. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN: 0043-1397.

Izquierdo, L.I.; Izquierdo, S.S.; Galán, J.M.; Santos, J.I., (2009). Techniques to Understand Computer Simulations: Markov Chain Analysis. JASSS – The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 12-1-6. University of Surrey. ISSN: 1460-7425.

Galán, J.M.; Izquierdo, L.R.; Izquierdo, S.S.; Santos, J.I.; Del Olmo, R.; López-Paredes, A.; Edmonds, B., (2009). Errors and artefacts in agent-based modelling. JASSS – The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 12-1-1. University of Surrey. ISSN: 1460-7425.

Galán, J.M.; Izquierdo, L.R., (2005). Appearances can be deceiving: lessons learned reimplementing Axelrod’s “evolutionary approach to norms”. JASSS – The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 8-3-2. University of Surrey. ISSN: 1460-7425. (Supplementary material to this work can be found in