12 December, 2016

Plenary Speakers SOCO’17

Dr Hujun Yin

Hujun Yin received BEng and MSc degrees from Southeast University (formerly Nanjing Institute of Technology) in 1983 and 1986 respectively, and PhD degree from University of York in 1996. He jointed the University of Manchester (UMIST before the merge) in 1996 as a Post-Doc Research Associate. He was appointed Lecturer in 1998 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2003. His other previous employments include Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer at Tongji University, Shanghai from 1986 till 1991. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

He gave a plenary talk to HAIS 2008 and was a Tutorial Speaker at WCCI 2008 (Title: Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction and Data Visualisation). He was the chair of Special Session on Principal Manifolds and Data Visualisation at IJCNN 2007. An organiser of Biologically Inspired Information Fusion Workshop, Surrey, 22-23 August 2006. A talk on “The Self-Organising Maps for Data Visualisation and Manifold Mapping” to Workshop on Principal Manifolds, Leicester, 24-26 August 2006. He  was  an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2006-2009) and has been a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Neural Systems (since 2005). More information can be found and some publications can be downloaded from http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/hujun.yin

Mr Alberto Hernández Moreno

Alberto Hernández Moreno, Operations Manager at INCIBE from February 2014, is the Senior Telecommunications Engineer at the Advanced Technical Collage of Telecommunications Engineers in the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Alberto Hernández has worked for over 14 years in the fields of cybersecurity and cyber-defence, and has worked for leading companies in the sector such as INDRA and ISDEFE. In addition to his academic training, he has earned specialist certificates in the field of cybersecurity and Information and Communication Technology, such as CISA (Certified Information System Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), CSFI-DCOE (Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer). He has also worked as Director of Security for the Ministry of the Interior, among other things, and has been trained in management skills at a number of different business schools.

Having started his career in the technical area of cybersecurity, he has, in more recent years, as Head of Cyber Defence, taken on roles in project management and team leadership in the public sector. He recently formed part of the team responsible for designing and implementing the Joint Cyber-defence Command for the Armed Forces.

Dr José Luis Verdegay

José Luis Verdegay received the M.S. degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in sciences from the University of Granada, Granada, Spain, in 1975 and 1981, respectively. He is a full Professor at Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI),University of Granada, Spain, Director of the Models of Decision and Optimization (MODO) Research Group, Coordinator of the Master on Soft Computing between University of Granada and “Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas (Cuba)”  and Delegate of the Rector for ICT in University of Granada. He has published eleven books and more than 250 scientific and technical papers in leading scientific journals, and has been Advisor of 13 Ph.D. dissertations. He has served on many international program committees and has attended numerous national and international conferences, congresses, and workshops. He has been Principal Researcher in a variety of national and international research and educational projects. He is currently involved in a research project on “Co-operative Metaheuristics and Soft Computing.” He has a long experience in the evaluation of the quality of academic institutions. He has been member and President of a number of committees with the European Training Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of Education. He also is a member of the Editorial Board of several international leading journals. He has been Chairman of DECSAI (1990–1994), President of the Spanish Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies (1990–1996), Advisor for Intelligent Technologies of the Spanish Science Inter-Ministry Commission (1995–1996), and Director of International Affairs at the University of Granada (1996–2000). His current scientific interests are Soft Computing, fuzzy sets and systems, decision support systems, metaheuristic algorithms, nature inspired systems, and bioinformatic.