Director’s Welcome

Francisco Herrera Triguero

Welcome to the Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI Institute). DaSCI Institute arises as an initiative of the universities of Granada and Jaén to promote the work of a group of Andalusian researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly in Data Science and Computer Intelligence. DaSCI begins as a common project, full of hope, and we want it to become a robust, thriving and competitive reality.

The IA has come out of the academy. Research has gone from the laboratories to be among us, in our daily lives. AI is now one of the technologies that is having the great impact on our lives as individuals and as a society. The impact of AI is transversal in all areas, and we witness a continuous presence of AI in the media that shows its importance and growing impact.

The DaSCI Institute aims to promote research, innovation and technology transfer in AI to our socioeconomic environment, sharing common objectives, knowledge and infrastructures with the other Andalusian agents. To do this, we have the strength of our researchers and we have designed a strengthening plan with 5 axes: the training of Phd, the promotion of our research areas (data science, computational intelligence and technological applications), internationalization, knowledge transfer, scientific dissemination and professional training in AI.

There is a saying that says: “If you want to go fast walk, alone; but if you want to go far, go accompanied”. I think it’s more important to go far, choose partners and enjoy success together. Working together and in an organized way will let us reach new challenges.

I encourage you to get to know us and to collaborate with the DaSCI Institute in the challenges that all of us who are part of it have proposed to achieve. We will do our best to make this experience formative and inspiring for everyone.

Francisco Herrera