Rafael Alcala received the M.S. degree in computer science in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2003, both from the University of Granada, Spain. From 1998 to 2003, he was with the Department of Computer Science, University of Jaen. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada, where he is a Member of the Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems Research Group. He has published over 85 papers in international journals, book chapters, and conferences. He has worked on several research projects supported by the Spanish government and the European Union. As editing activities, he has coedited the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Special Issue on Genetic Fuzzy Systems: What‘s next, the Evolutionary Intelligence Special Issue on Genetic Fuzzy Systems: New Advances and both, the Soft Computing and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems Special Issues on Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems. He currently serves as member of the editorial/reviewer board of the journals: International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research, Journal of Advanced Research in Fuzzy and Uncertain Systems, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Applied Intelligence, and The Scientific World Journal. He is a Member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) at the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), and President of the Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems Task Force from January 2009. He was Program Cochair at GEFS 2010, General Cochair at GEFS 2011, and Area Cochair at FUZZ-IEEE 2011. His current research interests include genetic fuzzy systems, in particular, the learning/tuning of fuzzy rule-based systems.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2012