The University of the Basque Country and the Autonomous University of Madrid will be the destinations of the grantees from Salamanca for their PhDs.

The University of Salamanca is currently one of the academic institutions that has the most grantees from the La Caixa Foundation. This morning new grants were awarded to students for doing their PhD in the coming years. There will be two USAL students who will study outside of Salamanca and one who will come here to do his PhD.

These prestigious La Caixa Foundation grants are a great opportunity for students to continue their research careers, not only with financial support, but also with the assurance that someone believed in them. Thanks to these scholarships, many young people start their future as scientists, with the challenges implied by 21st century science. The La Caixa Foundation knows very well that the training that these young people receive today, will result in future scientific progress and social welfare.

he students are Pablo Cabrera Álvarez, from the Complutense University of Madrid, who will do his PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Salamanca; Dana Scarinci Zabaleta, a USAL student who will do a PhD in Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country; and Javier Martín García from the USAL who will do his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Autonomous University of Madrid. As for Pablo Cabrera Álvarez, he will be supervised by Professor Modesto Escobar, Professor of Sociology.

Congratulations to these extraordinary students.



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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