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.

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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.

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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): https://iot.usal.es/

 Master in Blockchain and Smart contracts: https://blockchain.usal.es/

 

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.