Alfonso González-Briones earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 2018 at the University of Salamanca; his thesis obtained the second place in the 1st SENSORS+CIRTI Award for the best national thesis in Smart Cities (CAEPIA 2018). At the same University, he had also obtained a Bachelor of Technical Engineering in Computer Engineering (2012), a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (2013), and a Master’s Degree in Intelligent Systems (2014).
Since 2014, Alfonso González Briones has worked in different public research centres, such as the BISITE Research Group, and at Complutense University of Madrid as a “Juan De La Cierva” Postdoc. Moreover, he has worked at private research centres, such as Virtual Power Solutions (VPS) in Coimbra, (Portugal), where he was involved in research on decision tree algorithms with a high percentage of efficiency in the recognition of devices that consumed energy, as well as parameters that helped to improve the accuracy of recognition and detection; in the ISLab Research Group (Synthetic Intelligence Lab) of Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal), he was involved in a research on the methodologies and algorithms that achieve energy efficiency through the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques. He has also worked as Project Manager in Industry 4.0 and IoT projects in the AIR Institute, and Lecturer at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR).
Currently, Alfonso González Briones is Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca in the Department of Computer Science and Automation. He has published more than 30 articles in journals, more than 60 articles in books and in the proceedings of international congresses. He has participated in 10 international research projects. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal (ADCAIJ) and of the British Journal of Applied Science and Technology (BJAST). He works as reviewer for international journals (Supercomputing Journal, Journal of King Saud University, Energies, Sensors, Electronics or Applied Sciences among others). Furthermore, he has participated as Chair and Member of the technical committee at prestigious international congresses (AIPES, HAIS, FODERTICS, PAAMS, KDIR). His research interests include Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence for the development of smarter and more energy-efficient cities that improve social welfare and bring about sustainable development.