Álvaro Herrero, Chair
Dr Álvaro Herrero is an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence at the Higher Polytechnic School of the University of Burgos (Spain). He has been an academic at Burgos since September 2005. His main research interests are related to applied Artificial Intelligence (AI), including artificial neural networks (mainly those based on unsupervised learning) and other machine learning methods, multi-agent systems and hybrid artificial intelligence, addressing a wide variety of fields such as industrial systems, cybersecurity, environmental sciences, and business management among others. Álvaro Herrero is author of more than 100 scientific publications, comprising more than 40 publications in JCR-indexed journals and many more in international reputed conferences. He has served as a reviewer and is a member of the editorial board of some international journals. Dr Herrero has also been local chair, organizing chair, program committee chair, session chair and special session organizer for a number of conferences. He has supervised several PhD thesis exploring the application of AI to several different real-life problems. On the other hand, he has experience in encouraging STEM careers and has been an officer of the IEEE Spanish Section.