Miguel Ceballos, candidate for the Colombian presidential elections for the period 2022-2026, visited the BISITE Research Group laboratories today. The visit served to strengthen ties and raise future partnerships in technologies applicable to the agricultural sector.

This first meeting has allowed us to analyze several projects related to agriculture, precision livestock farming and the use of technology in the sustainable exploitation of forests, an area in which our research group has a long history and which will surely materialize soon in concrete collaborations.

This visit represents an excellent opportunity to exchange innovative ideas in technological areas and to publicize the projects we are developing in the BISITE Research Group, which could be replicated for the economic and social expansion of Colombia.

Ceballos was the High Commissioner for Peace and Vice Minister of Justice. In these positions he played an important role in the peace negotiations in Colombia. He is also closely linked to university development in the Latin American country. For example, as dean of the School of Politics at the Sergio Arboleda University in Bogota, an institution with which we have maintained a close collaboration for years.

We have also secured his participation in the C1b3rwall Academy cybersecurity project (cybersecurity training program of the National Police). He will be part of this project due to his extensive experience in this field, based on the different positions he has held in the Government of Colombia and at George Town University (USA).

Commitment to innovation and training in new technologies is a must for the development of any country.

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.