'The transition from silicon to molecular technology will be devastating'

Studied Engineering (with an emphasis in Electrical Engineering) at the Federal University of Goias, and completed his studies with a doctorate in Computer Sciences and an MBA. Leandro Nunes de Castro is a professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is the director of the Natural Computing Laboratory, where he works on the development of computing tools based on natural phenomena to solve complex real-world problems. He has been in Salamanca since January to work with the BISITE research team.

Leandro Nunes De castro

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With only four months to go, the FUSION 2014 Conference, which will be held July 7 – 10, 2014 in Salamanca, continues with the preparations required to ensure its success.

FUSION is an international event which features the participation of hundreds of experts in Computer Sciences from around the world specializing in the management and optimization of data. Each year the conference is held in a different city, and on a different continent. After being hosted in Chicago 2011, Singapore 2012, and Istanbul last year, the event returns to Europe and will be held, for the first time, in Spain.

During three days, experts in the world of academic research, industry, and other public and private organizations, will discuss new technologies and applications for the multidisciplinary management and integration of data for their use in image reconstruction, medical diagnostics, logistics and military security.

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"Artificial intelligence can make agriculture and livestock more attractive to young people"

Professor Hyun Yeo, Sunchon University, Korea, visited the University of Salamanca to learn about current research conducted by the BISITE group in which ambient intelligence systems and smart cities are applied to the real word by automating the exploitation and creation of ICT systems for the management and tracking of farming practices. Both universities are participating in a collaborative program financed by the VII Framework Programme of the EU.

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ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863), the electronic journal prepared by the BISITE research group on artificial intelligence and distributed computing, edited by the University of Salamanca, has just published its sixth issue. This is the first Spanish publication in this field. During its first 18 months, it has managed to secure a place among internationally renowned journals.

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