2022 has undoubtedly been a year of success for the BISITE Research Group. We have over 100 employees, who participate in a hundred national and international projects that help us to promote technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT.

We make up a multidisciplinary team that also has professionals from areas such as economics, administration, bioinformatics, or even audiovisual, design and communication. Together we shape each of the projects in which we participate.

Throughout the year we have launched valuable projects and completed many others. Some of them are:

SMARTSEA: The MSc on Smart Maritime & Marine Systems SMARTSEA project has developed an advanced and interactive master’s degree related to maritime IoT applications that empowers people with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the growing maritime industry. Last year, the first ever group of 20 students completed the program.

DISRUPTIVE: a project aimed at cross-border cooperation between Spain and Portugal for the improvement of research and innovation (R&I) infrastructures and for the development of excellence in R&I, and the promotion of centers of competence, especially those of European interest. The project was successfully completed, as all the proposed objectives were achieved.

Some of the other projects in which we continue to collaborate are:

TECTONIC: an initiative that promotes cross-sector collaboration between academic and non-academic professionals (technical experts, archaeologists, conservators, geologists, engineers, computer scientists) working on different topics related to Underwater Cultural Heritage.

IoTalentum: is based on an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network on the Internet of Things. IoTalentum provides interdisciplinary and comprehensive training and research in IoT: infrastructures, cybersecurity and applications to 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs).

We hope to successfully complete each of the projects in which we participate, as well as find new opportunities to continue growing as a group in 2023.

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.