The award recognizes the multidisciplinary, international and interuniversitary composition of the research group. Salamanca native Luis Enrique Corredera de Colsa was named Engineer of the Year.

BISITE awarded Most Relevant Computing Organisation in Castile and Leon

BISITE awarded Most Relevant Computing Organisation in Castile and Leon

Last Friday the Computer Engineers Association of Castile and Leon held the IX Night of Computer Engineering . In representation of the BISITE  research group, it was an honour to receive the award for Most Relevant Computing Organisation in the community of Castile and Leon.

This award recognizes the multidisciplinary, interuniversity and international composition of the group, and highly values the main lines of research we regularly work with: Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Social computing, Distributed intelligent systems, Energy, Robotics, Technology Security, Bioinformatics, Computing creativity, and Educational technology.

BISITE awarded Most Relevant Computing Organisation in Castile and Leon

BISITE awarded Most Relevant Computing Organisation in Castile and Leon

This recognition serves as an important boost for a profession that, according to the Dean of the Association of Computer Technicians of Castile and Leon Jamie Diez, will be “fundamental in the future given that technology will change our way of thinking, company jobs, and people will have to reinvent themselves”, although he also acknowledges that it is still not highly regarded at a professional level.

Also from Salamanca, Luis Enrique Corredera de Colsa, CEO of Flag Solutions, received the award for Engineer of the Year. The computer engineer is also working toward a Master’s in Technology Security at the University of Salamanca.

And the Victoriano Provencio Award for Dissemination of Computer Sciences  went to “Once upon a time…computing” by the computer consulting firm Bitlan, for bringing the story of this science to the world.

 Congratulations to them as well.

 As published in the media:

La Vanguardia

El Norte de Castilla

La Gaceta de Salamanca

Agencia Dicyt

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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