A few days ago I attended the presentation of the portrait of the Rector Daniel Hernández Ruipérez along with the rest of the Vice Rectors who have worked with him during his term at the head of the University of Salamanca. An event that, according to our Rector Daniel, was perhaps the last one directly related to his term of office.

Certainly, the paintings perpetuate all the rectors of the university and, in this case, the extraordinary work of Gonzalo Goytisolo reflects the character of a rector of the eighth centenary, of a rector who knew how to coordinate a team and strengthen the institution at a time of hardship. Daniel, as some rectors had done before, came up with a plan and a team, and knew how to direct both in agreement, implementing numerous actions that boosted the University of Salamanca, making it even more of a leader in all areas: research, transfer, training, internationalization…

Daniel, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the chance you gave me to collaborate with you and your team, because it was a wonderful period in which I learned a lot and we were able to develop important projects together. That experience is now allowing me to face new challenges and undertake some projects that I never thought would be within my reach.

Congratulations Daniel for your work, which now, looking back over the years, has become even more important, and this painting will keep it very much alive among us.

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.