José Luis Verdegay0000-0003-2487-942X
José Luis Verdegay is a Full Professor at DECSAI, the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of University of Granada, Spain, and Director of the Models of Decision and Optimization (MODO) Working Group. He holds an M.S. degree in mathematics, in 1975, and a Ph.D. degree in sciences from the University of Granada, in 1981. He has published 8 books, more than 225 scientific and technical papers in leading scientific journals, and has been advisor of 13 Ph.D. dissertations. He has served and serves in a large number of International Program Committees and has attended numerous national and international conferences, congress, and Workshops. He has been, and is, Principal Researcher in a variety of national and international research and educational projects. In particular, he is currently involved and leading a research project on Cooperative Metaheuristics and Soft Computing. Professor Verdegay has a long experience in the evaluation of the quality of academic institutions. He has been member and president of a number of committees with the European Training Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of Education. He also serves as member of the Editorial Board of several international leading journals. Along the last years, besides his academic activity, Professor Verdegay has been Chairman of DECSAI, 1990–1994, President of the Spanish Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies, FLAT, 1990–1996, Advisor for Intelligent Technologies of the Spanish Science Interministry Commission, 1995-1996, and Director of International Affairs of University of Granada, 1996–2000. His current scientific interests are on soft computing, fuzzy sets and systems, decision support systems, metaheuristic algorithms, nature-inspired systems and bioinformatic.
Biography Updated on 11 February 2008