The work carried out by the University of Salamanca and its Science Park in the organization of the FIRST LEGO League Tournament which took place for the first time in Salamanca on the 25th of February, has gained the recognition of Leading Partner 2017, a prize granted by the Scientia Foundation, promoter of the FIRST LEGO League tournaments on a national scale.

Last Saturday, the eleventh edition of the GRAND FINALE of the  FIRST LEGO League Spain took place, held for the first time in Logroño on a day imbued with festivity and fun. The Scientia Foundation, the Riojana Foundation for Innovation and the Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Rioja were the organizers of this Grand Finale which brought together a total of 61 teams from all over Spain and more than 1,800 people who wanted to join this great event of science, technology and learning.

The winning team of the GRAND FINALE LEGO League Spain was Electronics Falcons, from the region of Murcia, while the R2D2 team from Palencia and winners of the stage held in Salamanca won the 2nd Prize for Team Work, and a place in the FIRST LEGO League tournament to be held in London. The work carried out by the University of Salamanca and its Science Park in the organization of the FIRST LEGO League tournament, held for the first time in Salamanca on 25 February, has earned them the recognition of Partner of Excellence 2017, a Prize awarded by the Scientia Foundation, promoter of the FIRST LEGO League tournaments nationwide.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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