José J. Pazos-Arias

University of Vigo, Spain


Jose Juan Pazos-Arias was born in Bayona (Spain) in 1964. He received his degree in telecommunications engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain-UPM) in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Department of Telematic Systems Engineering (DIT) at the same university in 1995. Nowadays, he is a Professor at the Department of Telematics Engineering (DET) in the University of Vigo (UVIGO), Pontevedra, Spain. He is the Director and Founder of the Services for Information Society Research Group in the UVIGO, which is currently involved with national and international projects for the development of services and applications in the Information Society field, receiving funds from both public institutions and industry. He has written more than 190 papers on international journals, books, conferences, and workshops. He has been the Advisor of seven Ph.D. and more than 30 M.S. theses. He was the Head of the DET from its foundation to July 2004. In the last years, his research activities have dealt with transversal technologies that reach far beyond the purposes of any specific media. Thus, he has achieved relevant results in the area of personalization, recommendation, and adaptation of contents grounded on semantic technologies. In this field, he has participated in several pilot projects involved with the construction of personalized tourist services, with the recommendation of audiovisual contents, with personalized mobile services, with a platform of contextualized and nonintrusive advertising, with residential gateways for ambient intelligence, and with e-learning services, among others. Most recently, with the aim of combining the power of semantic reasoning technologies and the participation phenomena arising in the knowledge society, he is highly interested in gaining deeper knowledge in social network analysis and emergent semantics.

Biography Updated on 10 April 2017

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