Sergio Alonso’s research activities started in 2002 while he was preparing his final degree project in Computer Science. After obtaining his M.Sc. Degree in 2003 he obtained a grant to continue his research whilst preparing his Ph.D. In that moment he becomes a member of the “Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems” of the University of Granada. After getting his European Ph.D. degree in Computer Science he gets a substitute professor job in the Software Engineering Department of the University of Granada. Some months later he becomes Assistant Professor in the same department. In the following years he improved his possition in the departament until 2012 when he becomes Associate Professor (his current possition).
His research activities pivot around two different reasearch lines: The first one is decision making with fuzzy incomplete information where he developed different methods to deal with consensus processes in which uncertainty and lack of information occur.
His second line of research is centered in bibliometric indicators to evaluate the research activities of persons, groups and resarch entities taking special attention to the novel (at that time) h-index and its variations. Moreover, his fellows and himself proposed several new indicators that can be used to assess the scientific impact of researchers. Following this line of research he has also taken attention to the evaluation of academic and libraries web sites to ensure their quality.
His research activities are supported by his high number of publications in high quality research journals and the cites they got. Currently he has a h-index of 21 and has received more than 3400 cites according to web of science, which shows that his research has had some impact in the scientific comunity. He has published 11 higly cited papers according to the Essential Science Indicators (Thomson Reuters) and since November 2018 he is a “Highly Cited Researcher” (above 1% top cited scientist) in the Croos-Field category according to Clarivative Analytics. Apart from his journal contributions he has published more than 50 papers in specialized conferences and more than 10 book chapters.
Finally, he has also worked in the practical application of his research by developing different computer tools, web applications and mobile ones in particular domains: for example in aerial transport, e-libraries, e-health, e-commerce and so on as well as visual tools to better represent scientific impact indicators.