Awards

  • Personal Honours and Awards
    • Granada: City of Science and Innovation 2018, in the category: Scientific Trajectory.

      Granada City Council Award.

    • Fellow Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

      For his contributions to the area of “Genetic and Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems”

    • First prize in the “University” phase of the international dissemination competition Three-Minute Thesis.

      Organized by the Coimbra Group of Universities

    • Igor Zwir (2015)

      5th Medical Advances of the Year, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St Louis, MO, US.

    • Jaén University Prize “Natural de Jaén”

      Awarded to outstanding contributors either in science, arts or culture.

    • XV “Maimonides” Andalusian research award in the area of experimental sciences.

      Awarded by the Junta de Andalucía

    • National Computer Science Award ARITMEL

      Spanish Society of Computer Science (SCIE)

    • Prize for Outstanding Results and Scientific Originality awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MES) in Cuba

      For the result in 2015 fro the work entitled “New methods and applications fo Computational Intelligence techniques”

    • AEPIA Prize 2013

      Recognition by the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence of a scientific career in Artificial Intelligence.

    • Member of IFSA 2013

      Elected member of the International Association of Fuzzy Systems in recognition of his research on fuzzy systems and clusters.

    • Igor Zwir (2011)

      Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award in Recognition of Dedicated Service and Successful Research in Microbiology

    • Diploma in recognition of scientific merit

      Faculty of Information and Documentation, University of Granada.

    • National Computer Science Award ARITMEL

      Premio Nacional de Informática ARITMEL 2010, promovido por la Sociedad Científica de Informática Española (SCIE)

    • Member of ECCAI

      Elected member of the European Coordinating Committee for AI in recognition of his research and service to the community.

  • Honours and Awards in Papers, Thesis and Projects
    • V. López, A. Fernandez, S. García, V. Palade, F. Herrera. (2016)

      University of Granada Best Paper Award in the area of Engineering

      V. López, A. Fernández, S. García, V. Palade, F. Herrera. “An Insight into Classification with Imbalanced Data: Empirical Results and Current Trends on Using Data Intrinsic Characteristics”. Information Sciences 250 (2013) 113-141

    • Óscar Cordón, Óscar Ibáñez (2016)

      IEEE Computational Intelligence Society: Award for Outstanding Article

      N. Bova, O. Ibañez, O. Cordón. “Image segmentation using Extended Topological Active Nets optimized by Scatter Search”. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine 8:1 (2013) 16-32.

    • Rosa M. Rodríguez, L. Martínez, F. Herrera (2015)

      Best Article Award published in ‘IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems’

      Rosa M. Rodríguez, L. Martínez, F. Herrera. “Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Sets for Decision Making”. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Volume: 20 , Issue: 1 (Feb. 2012 ) 109-119.

    • F.J. Cabrerizo, S. Alonso, E. Herrera-Viedma (2014)

      Herbert Simon Award 2014:

      F.J. Cabrerizo, S. Alonso, E. Herrera-Viedma. “A consensus model for group decision making problems with unbalanced fuzzy linguistic information” International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making 8(1), pp. 109-131 (2009).

    • D. Salas, J.M. Górriz, J. Ramírez, F. Segovia (2012)

      University of Granada Best Paper Award in the area of Engineering

      D. Salas, J.M. Górriz, J. Ramírez, F. Segovia. “Feature selection using factor analysis for Alzheimer’s diagnosis using 18F-FDG PET images”. Medical Physics, Vol. 37, No. 11, pp. 6084-6095, 2010.

    • Jorge Casillas (2012)

      University of Granada Best Paper Award in the area of Social Sciences

      J. Casillas, F.J. Martínez-López. “Mining uncertain data with multiobjective genetic fuzzy systems to be applied in consumer behaviour modelling”. Expert Systems with Applications 36:2 (2009) 1645-1659. ISSN 0957-4174. doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2007.11.035.

    • F. Herrera, E. Herrera-Viedma, Luis Martínez (2011)

      Best Article Award published in ‘IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (2008):

      F. Herrera, E. Herrera-Viedma, Luis Martinez. “A fuzzy linguistic methodology to deal with unbalanced linguistic term sets” Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 16, n.2 (2008) 354-370

    • Alberto Fernández, M.J. del Jesus, F. Herrera (2011)

      “Lofti A. Zadeh” International Prize by the “International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)”:

      Alberto Fernández, M.J. del Jesús, F. Herrera . “Hierarchical Fuzzy Rule Based Classification System with Genetic Rule Selection for Imbalanced Datasets”. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Vol. 50, Issue 3 (2009), 561-577.

    • IFSA Outstanding Applications of Fuzzy Technology Award

      O Cordón, s. Damas, O. Ibáñez, J. Santamaría, I. Alemán, M. Botella, F. Navarro “Forensic Identification System Using Craniofacial Superimposition Based on Guzzy Sets and Evolutionary Algorithms”.

    • Outstanding Doctoral Award in Technical Sciences (2011-2012). University of Granada, for the thesis

      “Metaheurísticas Multi-Objetivo para el equilibrado de líneas de montaje en automoción: optimización conjunta de tiempo y espacio”. Advisors: Rafael Alcalá and Francisco Herrera.

    • Outstanding Doctoral Award in Technical Sciences (2010-2011). University of Granada, for the thesis:

      “Optimización Evolutiva Multi-Objetivo de Medidas de Complejidad e Interpretabilidad Semántica para Sistemas Basados en Reglas Lingüísticas”. Advisors: Rafael Alcalá and Francisco Herrera.

  • Honours and Awards to best paper in conferences
    • Daniel Molina Cabrera (2018)

      IEEE WCCI 2018 Large-scale global optimization competition

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2018

    • Francisco Herrera, Álvaro Martínez-Sevilla, Siham Tabik, Rosana Montes, Alberto Castillo Lamas, Teresa Cruz Sánchez, José Policarpo Cruz (2018)

      First prize of the CAEPIA 2018 Competition of Apps based on Artificial Intelligence by the App MonuMAI

      MonuMAI: an app to increase the social value of Andalusian architectural heritage

    • Miguel Angel Ortiz Barrios, Antanas Verikas, Chris Nugent, Mark Donnelly, Leo Galway, Macarena Espinilla Estévez, Ian Cleland. (2018)

      Recognition of the most innovative idea at the International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process.

      “A multi-criteria model for selecting the most suitable classifier for supporting assistive technology adoption in people with dementia”

    • Macarena Espinilla Estévez, Javier Medina, Claire Orr, Shuai Zhang, Chris Nugent, Alberto Salguero (2018)

      Best Paper Award, 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAml 2018)

      “Real-time Recognition of Interleaved Activities Based on Ensemble Classifier of Long Short-Term Memory with Fuzzy Temporal Windows”

    • Best Paper Award, 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAml 2018)

      Por el trabajo:

      Javier Medina, Claire Orr, Shuai Zhang, Chris Nugent, Alberto Salguero, Macarena Espinilla. “Real-time Recognition of Interleaved Activities Based on Ensemble Classifier of Long Short-Term Memory with Fuzzy Temporal Windows”

    • Daniel Molina Cabrera (2018)

      IEEE WCCI 2018 Competición: Optimización global a gran escala

    • Miguel Angel Ortiz Barrios, Antanas Verikas, Chris Nugent, Mark Donnelly, Leo Galway, Macarena Espinilla Estévez, Ian Cleland. (2018)

      Reconocimiento al trabajo de mejor idea innovadorea en el International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process 2018

      Por el trabajo:

      Miguel Ángel Ortiz Barrios, Antanas Veikas, Chris Nugent, Mark Donnelly, Leo Galway, Macarena Espinilla, Ian Cleland. “A multi-criteria model for selecting the most suitable classifier for supporting assistive technology adoption in people with dementia”

    • Alberto Fernández, M.J. del Jesus, F. Herrera (2015)

      Best Contribution Awards in the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL-2015)

      “Addressing Overlapping in Classification with Imbalanced Datasets: A First Multi-Objective Approach for Feature and Instance Selection”.

    • J. Derrac, F. Chiclana, S. García, F. Herrera (2015)

      IFSA-EUSFLAT Best Application Paper Award

      IFSA-EUSFLAT 2015 Conference, Gijón (Spain):
      “An Interval Valued K-Nearest Neighbors Classifier”.

    • F.J. Cabrerizo, F. Chiclana, E. Herrera-Viedma (2015)

      Best Paper Award in “IEEE International Conference on System Science and Engineering”

      “A web information system to improve the digital library service quality”.

    • Rosa M. Rodríguez, P.J. Sánchez, L. Martínez (2013)

      Best Student Paper Award in the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics.

      Tianjin (China) el 14-17 Julio 2013: “Managing Hesitant Heterogeneous Information in Decision Making”.

    • Jesús Alcalá, F. Herrera (2013)

      CAEPIA 2013 Award for de Best Methodological Paper in Workshop of Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB 2013)

      “MOPNAR: Algoritmo Evolutivo Multi-Objetivo para Extraer Reglas de Asociación Cuantitativas Positivas y Negativas”

    • M. Chica, Óscar Cordón, Sergio Damas, J. Bautísta (2012)

      Best Application Paper Award at the VIII Spanish Congress on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB 2012)

      “Análisis del NSGA-II para el TSALBP-1/3 cuando existe variación de demanda en una producción mixta”.

    • Óscar Cordón (2011)

      Best Paper Award at FMAM 2011 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society 5th IEEE International Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems

      “Body Posture Recognition by means of a Genetic Fuzzy Finite State Machine”.

    • M. Espinilla, R. M. Rodríguez, L. Martínez, L. G. Pérez, M. J. Barranco (2009)

      Best Paper Award at the International Ibero-American Conference IADIS

      “Sr-Reja. Sistema de Recomendación Híbrido Georreferenciado”.

    • S. Alonso, E. Herrera-Viedma, F.J. Cabrerizo (2009)

      Best Paper Award at the International Conference in “Intelligent Systems Design and Applications” (ISDA)

      “Consensus with linguistic preferences in web 2.0 communities”.

    • Cristina Rubio-Escudero, Francisco Martínez-Álvarez; Rocío Romero-Zaliz; Igor Zwir (2008)

      Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems HIS’08

      “Classification of Gene Expression Profiles: Comparison of K-Means and Expectation Maximization Algorithms”.