Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer

Born in Jódar (Jaén), Enrique Herrera Viedma has been a Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada since 2007. He has been lecturing at both the Faculty of Communication and Documentation and the School of Computer and Telecommunications Engineering since 1994.

He has held the position of Vice-Dean of Research at the Faculty of Communication and Documentation, is a member of the “Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems” research group, and is Director of the SECABA Lab multidisciplinary research group. He was recently elected member of the governing team of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

In 1996, he received an Extraordinary Doctorate Award, two UGR Research Excellence Awards, and the Young Researchers Award from the UGR Social Council in 2005. His most recent lines of research are focused on the areas of computing intelligence, digital libraries, web-quality assessment, Web 2.0., information recovery, recommender systems, fuzzy logic, computing with words, group and multi-criteria decision-making, bibliometrics, and data analysis in social networks. More than 130 of his works have been published in international journals (ISI) and he has supervised approximately 20 research projects and 15 doctoral theses.

Furthermore, he is Associate Editor of numerous international journals (ISI), such as Information Sciences, Knowledge-Based Systems, Applied Soft Computing, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. He is also a committee member of ISI journals such as Fuzzy Sets and Systems and the International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making.

According to the Web of Science of Thomson Reuters, his scientific production has been cited more than 8000 times, obtaining a H index of 47; making him the second most cited researcher in Spain in the area of Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence. In 2013, his analysis of the new role of libraries in today’s information society was published in the prestigious Science journal and in 2014, Thomson Reuters classified him as one of the most Highly Cited Researchers in his field, with more than 20 highly cited works.

Address: Gran Vía nº 48 - 2ª planta 18071 Granada (España)
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Enrique Herrera Viedma