The jury agreed by a majority to award him this prize for the solidity of his scientific, teaching and clinical career and for his professional career in general.

 

Dr. Juan Jesus Cruz Hernández has been awarded the Castile & Leon Research and Technological Innovation Award for 2016. The jury agreed by a majority to award this prize for the solidity of his scientific, teaching and healthcare career and for his professional career in general. It also highlighted his work in transferring oncological research to serve patients and for having created the first assistance and research units of the Genetic Council, which has made Castile and Leon a reference in the fight against cancer. In addition, the jury wanted to emphasize his outstanding teaching and training of a large number of specialists in medical oncology.
Doctor Cruz was born in Plasencia, but in 1968 he moved to Salamanca to begin his studies in Medicine. He has been a Doctor of the University of Salamanca since 1978. In 1981 he went to the Institute of Tumors of Milan to specialize in Medical Oncology. In 1984, he created the Oncology Unit of the Salamanca Hospital, which became the Medical Oncology Service, considered a reference service in Castile & Leon and recognized by the European Society of Medical Oncology as excellent for its comprehensive treatment of patients. He was also one of the founders of the Cancer Research Center (Centro de Investigación del Cáncer).
The jury of the Castile & Leon Award for Scientific and Technical Innovation comprised Tomás Girbés, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valladolid and winner of the Castile & Leon Award for Scientific and Technical Research 2002; Enrique Villar, professor of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca; José Ramón Alonso, professor of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca; José Luis Martín, journalist and director of ABC Castilla y León; Luis Miguel Torres, journalist and director of the news agency ICAL and Carlos Travesí as secretary of the jury.

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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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