Adrián obtained a degree in Physics from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and a master's degree on Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).
He developed his master's thesis at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris), where he used concepts from statistical mechanics and autocatalytic processes to design a spatial economics model with which to study the role of transportation costs and spatial inhomogeneities in a context of sustainable development. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, Palma de Mallorca). During that time he worked on agent-based models of collective dynamics in socio-economic systems, investigating the mechanisms behind processes such as the formation of opinions in social groups, the competition of languages in bilingual communities, and herding behaviour in financial markets.
He is interested in the development of agent-based modelling techniques and the use of analytical tools from statistical physics for the purpose of understanding the economy as a complex system, with a focus on policy assessment. He is currently involved in the MISTRAL project (Multi-scale infrastructure systems analytics), where he uses spatially-distributed agent-based models to study the economic impact of infrastructure investments.