Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA). Technical Engineer from the Mondragon Polytechnic School (now Mondragon University), Master of Sciences in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley, PhD in Physics (Automatic Control) from the University of Toulouse, and PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Barcelona. A pioneer of Artificial Intelligence in Spain, with contributions, since 1976, in Pattern Recognition, Approximate Reasoning, Expert Systems, Machine Learning, Case-Based Reasoning, Autonomous Robots, and AI & Music. Author of nearly 300 papers. Invited plenary speaker at numerous international conferences. Former Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence Communications, editorial board member of several top international journals. Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. Co-recipient of five best paper awards at international conferences.
Recipient, among other awards, of the “City of Barcelona” Research Prize in 1981, the “2011 American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Award”, the “2012 Spanish National Computer Science Award” from the Spanish Computer Society, the “2016 Distinguished Service Award of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence”, the “2017 IJCAI Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award” of IJCAI, and the “2018 National Research Award in Mathematics and ICT” of the Spanish Government. Member of the “Institut d’Estudis Catalans” (the Catalan Academy of Sciences).
He serves on a variety of panels and advisory committees for public and private institutions based in the USA and Europe such as the EC Joint Research Center High-Level Peer Group and the High-Level Group of the European Coordinated Plan on AI. Presently working on case-based reasoning and machine learning. For additional information please visit: http://www.iiia.csic.es/~mantaras