Prof. Canela holds a Ph. D. degree in Mathematics from the Universitat de Barcelona (1980). Before joining IESE in 2009, he was a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Analysis of that university and a part-time professor of the Ph. D. Program at IESE. He also worked many years as a consultant at the Institut Català de Tecnologia.
His Ph. D. Dissertation and first research papers were concerned with various problems of Functional Analysis. Later, his interest switched towards interdisciplinary research, entering diverse fields, such as Management Science, Nutrition, Botany, Toxicology and Biochemistry. Nowadays, his attention is focused on the application of Data Science to various aspects of Management.