This week we had the opportunity to participate in the Networking Meeting 2 (NM2) of the IoTalentum project, an event that took place in Porto earlier this week at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP).

IoTalentum is a European training network on the Internet of Things Marie Skłodowska-Curie of Horizon 2020 of the European Union. During the event, PhD students had the opportunity to present their research plans, and the leaders of the different work packages of the project the research progress.

Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group at the University of Salamanca, participated as leader of the cybersecurity work package. The goal of this division of the project is to increase the security of the IoTalentum infrastructure for successful next-generation IoT applications.

IoTalentum aims to provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive training and research in IoT technologies and their infrastructures, secure environments and applications. IoTalentum establishes a balanced and innovative training network of 10 beneficiaries from five member states and one partner country, with leading and complementary expertise.

Throughout the development of the project, we will train 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESR), who will be recruited during the implementation of the project through an outstanding training program that includes coordinated research in different IoT fields.

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.