The Gadea Foundation for Science (FGC) has proposed Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group and president of the AIR Institute as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) in the area of Engineering.

The Gadea Foundation for Science (FGC) has the vocation to contribute, through highly qualified professionals, to the scientific, technological, educational and economic development and progress that will turn Spain into a country that is prepared, capable and willing to occupy its rightful place amongst the international community.

The FGC’s Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of professionals from Spain and other countries, who are highly qualified and have excellent scientific and intellectual capacity, and are divided into twelve different key areas of knowledge in order to face the current challenges and meet their objectives.

Juan Manuel Corchado will be part of the board along with more than 500 other scientists, both national and international, who understand science as “an essential service in the approaches and schemes of a modern state and that must be favored by all, for the benefit of all”.

About the Gadea Foundation for Science

The Gadea Science Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that was created by citizens working in science, with the aim of contributing to its better and greater development at the service of society.

Therefore, it is the vocation of this Foundation to seek synergies with other organizations, from public or private sectors, which are committed to making Spain take its rightful place in the world of Science without further delay.

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.