Francisco Herrera

Highly Cited Researcher at years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

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Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Francisco Herrera Triguero, born in Jódar (Jaén), is professor and director of the research group ‘Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems’ at the University of Granada. He is director of the Andalusian Interuniversity Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) at the University of Granada and the University of Jaén.

Herrera Triguero studied at the Colegio Virgen de Fátima and at the Instituto de Educación Secundaria Juan López Morillas de Jódar.

Subsequently, in Granada he developed studies in Mathematics and continued his doctorate in Artificial Intelligence (1991) in the department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, where he obtained the chair in 2005 and continues to develop his professional task since then. He is currently considered one of the most influential Spanish scientists in the world in the field of Computer Science and Engineering.

In 2010 he won the National Computer Science Award, in the Aritmel category, from the Sociedad Científica Informática de España, for his scientific contributions in the areas of Soft Computing and Data Mining, which have a great impact on the scientific community, and for the promotion of research activities in this area in Spain.

In 2015, the University of Jaén awarded him the title ‘Natural de Jaén’. The city that saw him born distinguished him in 2017 with the mention ‘Favourite Son and Golden Shield’ of Ciudad Jódar. That same year he received the Medal of Andalusia. In 2018 the City of Granada distinguishes it with the recognition ‘Granada, city of science and innovation’ to the scientific trajectory.

His scientific production is very extensive with more than 361 JRC articles and 42 thesis advised among other research production. Its complete production can be consulted in his <CV>.