“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.” José Saramago, Nobel Price in Literature 1998.


positions

Assistant professor in the Department of the Mathematics at the University of Almería (Spain) since September 2018. Graduate (2004) and Doctor (2009) in Computer Science from the University of Granada (Spain). In 2005, I obtained one of the prestigious FPU scholarships for the realization of the doctorate in a competitive call at a national level. From October 2003 until September 2013, I worked in the Research Group on the Treatment of Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science and A.I. (33th position according to ShangaiRanking) at the University of Granada. Between March 2014 and December 2016 I was hired as Post-doc by the NTNU University (Norway) in a FP7 European project. I have done other research internships in different European universities (Glasgow, Utrecht, Durham and Berlin).


publications

My field of research has focused on the field of machine learning from a probabilistic approach through probabilistic graphical models and Bayesian statistics. As a result of this work, I have published 22 articles in journals indexed in the JCR (10 of them in journals of the first quartile), 1 book chapter and 30 articles in relevant international conferences in their field of interest, where three of them are established international conferences as a reference in the area (Core A*). In one of them being the only author. I am reviewer for conferences such as ECML, ICML, ICLR and NIPS. He also participates or has participated as a reviewer in prestigious journals in the area such as Information Sciences, IEEE Transactions Systems, Menand Cybernetics Part B, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Knolwedge-based Systems and Journal of Machine Learning Research.


research projects

I am a principal investigator of a project for young researchers of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness with a budget of 172 thousand euros. I have also been principal investigator of the project “Discretization of expression quantitative trait loci for learning with machine learning models” funded in a competitive call at the University of Granada. In addition, it has participated in 1 a European project, 6 research projects of the national research plan, 1 project of the AVANZA2 plan and 2 projects of the Andalusian science program, among others.


technology transfer

I has also worked on different problems of technology transfer in collaboration with companies from different sectors: Gobile, for problems of customer sectorization; Gobile, for problems of geographic prediction of crimes; Corporate Credit Bank, for a problem of early identification of defaults; Daimler, for a problem of recognition of traffic maneuvers; and Verdande Technology, for the early detection of problems in oil drilling.