Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Director of the BISITE Research Group at the University of Salamanca, and Rosario García Campelo, Head of the Service of the Hospital Complex of A Coruña, have joined the Board of Trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation.

Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, member of the Astrazeneca Foundation Board of Trustees.

The former Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer of the University of Salamanca and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Corchado, says it is an honour to be part of the Board: “Supporting scientific talent and innovation in clinical research is one of the best ways to protect and improve the patients’ health. In this regard, it is an honour for me to be part of this team of people who firmly trust in science.

Members of the AstraZeneca Foundation Board of Trustees

Juan Manuel Corchado, Director of the BISITE Research Group, President of the AIR Institute and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub who has more than 20 years of experience in scientific research and the development of innovative projects, joins nine other professionals to lead the Board of Trustees of this important institution.

Corchado is involved in the development of exciting national and international technology projects and is also part of DISGIS3, the AIR Institute-led consortium that has been selected to be part of the European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs.

About AstraZeneca Foundation

The AstraZeneca Foundation is a non-profit organisation created to support both healthcare professionals and researchers in their different fields, as well as to collaborate with public and private institutions and patient associations. Its aim is to bring scientific knowledge closer to society and to improve the quality of life of both patients and their environment. The Foundation’s main activities focus on promoting science and research in Spain through public-private collaboration aimed at fostering scientific talent and helping improve people’s quality of life and well-being.  

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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.