270 International Researchers have attended the General Assembly.

The Marie Curie Student Association had held its annual meeting in the Fonseca Guesthouse (Hospedería Fonseca) this weekend. It is an honor to be the hosts of the General Assembly of the MCAA Annual Conference and welcome 270 international researchers. The Marie Curie grants have a great prestige in the world of research and have financed the education of more than 70.000 of academics and researchers. Considering these figures, they show the great importance of these grants in the scientific world. In my welcoming talk, I mentioned the 2.800 researchers that carry out their work in a number of world renowned research centers, empowering the University of Salamanca with a high degree of diversification of relations with other universities. We have created University Institutes and Research Centers that work jointly in the promotion of scientific production. Our 25.000 undergraduate students, 2.000 PhD students and an annual production of 350 theses from the different departments and research centers, are significant data for the University which in 2018 will celebrate the VIII Centenary of its birth.

The General Assembly also held a series of supplementary conferences, which have tackled issues such as business initiatives and bringing science into the society. An excellent occasion for Salamanca and our University.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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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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