José A. Castellanos Garzón is hired as a researcher in a research project under the BISITE Research Group at the University of Salamanca. He has been a visiting researcher as a Postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (CISUC), from 2013 to 2015.
Once he finished his B.Sc. in Computer Science in 1998, he began his research activity by participating in the Research Group of Computer Algebra at the University of Oriente (Cuba), where he completed his Master’s Thesis in Mathematics in 2002. From 2004 to 2010, he was researcher in training at the University of Salamanca (Spain), where he obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Automatics as well as the Researcher Proficiency (with a predoctoral scholarship). He has also been a researcher in training at the University of Valladolid (Spain), from 2010 to 2013, where completed his PhD Thesis. Meanwhile, he had been gaining professional experience by working in various enterprises in Research & Development projects. He has had numerous contributions in impact international conferences and journals.
His main areas of interest are: Data Mining, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation and Bioinformatics.