Yeray Mezquita, member of the Bisite Research Group, works on projects related to new technologies. In the last years, his main focus was blockchain technology.

Yeray is doing his PhD thesis, so he travelled to Maribor city (Slovenia) at the beginning of March, to do a stay in the Blockchain lab: UM. research group, to continue his research and to contribute his knowledge and experience in the area of blockchain-driven IoT systems.


Yeray’s stay coincided with the period when coronavirus held sway of Europe, so he had to keep developing his project at home, but this was not a reason to stop his research.

Our colleague has succeeded in developing a model that enables interoperability between different blockchain ledgers within the supply chain. He has also been writing up expert articles and working with other colleagues from Salamanca on the study of the challenges faced by cryptocurrencies within the automated data markets, focusing on legal and regulatory frameworks in different countries.

It’s a completely different experience from the type of research stay we’re used to, however, Yeray was able to make the best of the situation and we hope that he will soon return to Salamanca to share with us all that he has learned in Maribor.


If you are interested in technologies such as IoT or blockchain, the Bisite Research Group and the University of Salamanca offer these and other degrees geared towards new technologies.

Master in Internet of Things (IoT):

 Master in Blockchain and Smart contracts:


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.