Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer

Enrique Herrera Viedma
Enrique Herrera Viedma
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 group. He was recently elected member of the governing team of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

In 1996, he received an Outstanding Doctorate Award, two UGR Awards for Research Excellence, and the UGR Social Council Award for Young Researchers in 2005. His lines of research are focused on the areas of computational intelligence, digital libraries, web-quality assessment, Web 2.0., online information retrieval, recommendation systems, fuzzy logic, word processing, group and multi-criteria decision-making, bibliometry, and data analysis in social networks. More than 130 of his works on these topics have been published in international journals (ISI) and he has supervised over 20 research projects and 15 doctoral theses.

Furthermore, he is Associate Editor of numerous international IS journals, such as Information Sciences; Knowledge-Based Systems; Applied Soft Computing; Soft Computing; Fuzzy Optimisation 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 & Decision Making.

According to Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, his works have been cited more than 8,000 times, leading to a h-index of 47; making him the second most cited researcher in Spain in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. In 2013, his analysis of the new role of libraries in today’s information society was published in the prestigious international journal Science. In 2014, Thomson Reuters ranked him as one of the most highly cited and influential researchers in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering, with more than 20 highly cited publications.

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