José Luis Verdegay
Prof. José Luis Verdegay received an M.Sc degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in sciences from the University of Granada, Granada, Spain, in 1975 and 1981, respectively. He is a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI), University of Granada, Spain, member of the Models of Decision and Optimization (MODO) Research Group and Coordinator of the Master on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems between the University of Granada and University of Computer Sciences (Cuba). He has published twenty-nine books and more than 350 scientific and technical papers in leading scientific journals and has been the Advisor of 20 Ph.D. dissertations. He has served on many international program committees and has attended numerous national and international conferences, congresses, and workshops. He has been a Principal Researcher in a variety of national and international research and educational projects, and currently is leading a research project on “Models of Optimization and Decision: Applications and Solutions at 3 Different Environments” and coordinating the Ibero-American research network in Decision and Optimization models (iMODA). He has a long experience in the evaluation of the quality of academic institutions. He has been a member and President of a number of committees with the European Training Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
He also is a member of the Editorial Board of several international leading journals, as for instance Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, IJUFKS, or Memetic Computing. He has been Chairman of DECSAI (1990–1994), President (founder) of the Spanish Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies (1990–1996), Advisor for Intelligent Technologies of the Spanish Science InterMinistry Commission (1995–1996), Director of International Affairs at the University of Granada (1996–2000) and Delegate of the Rector for ICT in University of Granada (2008-2015). Professor Verdegay is an FSA fellow, IEEE Senior Member, and Honorary Member of the Cuban Academy of Mathematics and Computation. Besides he has the Featured Position of “Invited Professor” at the Technical University of Havana (CUJAE, Cuba), Central University of Las Villas (Santa Clara, Cuba), and University of Holguín (Cuba). He is also a “Distinguished Guest” of the National University of Trujillo (Perú). His current scientific interests are on Soft Computing, fuzzy sets and systems, decision support systems, metaheuristic algorithms, nature-inspired systems, and all their applications to real-world problems.
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