Juan Manuel Corchado is Full Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Salamanca and Director of the BISITE Research Group. In addition to being principal investigator in numerous national and European projects, he is director of the IOT Digital Innovation Hub and president of the AIR Institute, the entity through which he coordinates the DIGIS3 consortium.
Corchado primarily works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sentiment Analysis and Bioinformatics. As a result of his experience, he was recently appointed a trustee of the AstraZeneca Foundation. He is also a visiting professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan) at the University of Kelantan (Malaysia), and was a member of the online terrorist propaganda advisory group of EUROPOL's European Counter Terrorism Center.
He currently balances all of his activities with the direction of the Masters Programs in Cybersecurity, Digital Animation, Internet of Things, 3D Design and Printing, Digital Transformation, Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings and Blockchain, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) and Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section) journals.
Corchado holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and in Artificial Intelligence from the University of West of Scotland. He was elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice and held the position of Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer from 2013 to 2017 and of Director of the Science Park at the University of Salamanca.
Juan Manuel Corchado has also been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, academic coordinator of the University Institute for Art and Animation Technology Research at the University of Salamanca and researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK).