All posts 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.

5G as a boost to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is one of the pillars of the Digital Spain 2025 Plan, which prioritizes the incorporation of technologies in the value chain. The aim is to achieve more efficient and flexible production, shorter manufacturing times and better stock control; these features will be of great value to the Spanish industry, making it more competitive. Moreover, it will be profitable for the country.

USAL approves the first Master’s Degree in Smart Cities in Salamanca

The University of Salamanca approves the first Master’s Degree in Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings. This degree is one of the 14 Masters organised by the BISITE Group and it is an excellent opportunity to train professionals from all over the world, as it will be available in both English and Spanish and in online and blended learning modes.

BISITE expands its educational offer for 2020-2021

At the BISITE Group, we have added new courses and Master’s degrees to our educational offer for 2020-2021. We will now offer a total of fourteen degrees oriented towards disruptive technologies. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates or other professionals looking to specialize in highly demanded areas.

Artificial Intelligence, a valuable ally to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a very important feature of any company. The companies that are aware of its value are continuously striving to strengthen their security. Many of them have realized how crucial cybersecurity is during the COVID-19 situation.

IoT and sensing tech for protection against occupational hazards

Apart from using new technologies, more advanced supply chains should protect the health of the workers and ensure their safety. Ergonomics projects should be seen as a fundamental element of any company’s strategy for productivity improvement. 

Cryptocurrencies are becoming prominent on the global financial market

Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now, they have been adopted in different sectors in varying degrees. Nonetheless, in the last few years there has been a considerable increase in the creation of new cryptocurrencies on a global scale.

The lack of IT professionals for the new industrial revolution

One of the objectives of the European Union is for member states to commit themselves to promoting the connected industry and the digitalisation of all sectors. To this end, they promote different programmes aimed at helping SMEs and institutions in their digital transformation processes. 

Innovation in times of the pandemic

The worldwide health crisis that we are currently enduring has altered our lives, our plans and the way we are used to living together. Social distancing will be necessary until we get a vaccine.

Doing research on IoT and Blockchain in Maribor, Slovenia

Yeray Mezquita, member of the Bisite Research Group, works on projects related to new technologies. In the last years, his main focus was blockchain technology.