The Science Park hosted the presentation of a very special expedition that would end at the peak of the Aconcagua.

The mayor from the locality of Mozodiel de Sanchinigo, close to Villamayor, will set out on a journey, next Monday on the 26th of December, it will take him all the way to the highest peak of America. Miguel Angel Ávila will climb the summit of Aconcagua, which is 6,962 meters high. He won´t do it himself because he will be accompanied by a group of young people with Down Syndrome and other visual disabilities, who are members of the Asociación Montes Solidarios (association for the Inclusion of people with functional diversity in mountain climbing) whose objective is to instill the love of mountains in people with disabilities.

For Miguel Angel –expert mountaineer- this is the most difficult challenge he ever faced. To reach the top of Aconcagua will be one of the most satisfactory and impressive experiences for Miguel Angel and the rest of his team.

El grupo de montañeros saldrá el próximo lunes y la expedición arrancará el 30 de diciembre.

The group of mountaineers will set out next Monday and the expedition will pull off on the 30th of January.

We wish you the best of luck in this adventure.



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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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