The Faculty of Sciences will host the talk “Agile Methodologies in Software Development” to be given by José Alberto García Coria, Communications Director of Viewnext.

Next Friday, March 31, 2017 at 13.00 in classroom D2 of the Faculty of Sciences, the talk “Agile Methodologies in Software Development” will be given by José Alberto García Coria, Communications Director of VIEWNEXT Innovation Centers and Director of the Innovation Center at the Villamayor Science Park in Salamanca. VIEWNEXT’s Innovation Centers combine advanced project management models, tools, quality and best practices in software development and infrastructure management.
The talk will introduce agile methodologies, their differences with respect to traditional process models, their indications of use and some frameworks such as SCRUM, LEAN, XP or KANBAN.

Likewise, the Chair in VIEWNEXT-USAL Agile Methodologies (#CatedraViewnextUSAL) will be presented as well as the activities to be carried out within the framework. These activities are aimed at the students of the University of Salamanca, especially those who hold Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees in Computer Engineering and related subjects.

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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