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About us


 

Cátedra Santander-UA de Transformación Digital was created in June 2015, within the University of Alicante and with the support of Banco de Santander. It is born with the intention of establishing a centre for reflection, debate and research in the field of the adaptation of society to the digital age, on the basis of keeping a digital attitude in a world immersed in an unstoppable process of change.

"Transformation never ends and that is our challenge, to keep moving forward constantly in the field of digitization giving support to companies and, especially to the University in adapting to what the new times demand"

- Faraón Llorens, director

 

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Members

Faraón Llorens Largo

Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Alicante. Graduate in Primary Education from the University of Alicante, Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante. He has held various management positions, including Director of the Polytechnic School (2000-2005) and Vice-rector of Technology and Educational Innovation (2005-2012), both at the UA and Executive Secretary of the ICT Sector Commission of the CRUE (2010-2012). Prize "Sapiens 2008 to the Professional", awarded by the Official College of Computer Science Engineers of the Valencian Region and prize "AENUI 2013 to the Teaching Quality and Innovation" awarded by the Association of University Teachers of Computer Science. His work is in the fields of artificial intelligence, video game development, the application of digital technologies to education and IT governance. More information at http://blogs.ua.es/faraonllorens .

 

Rosana Satorre Cuerda

Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alicante. Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante. She has held the positions of deputy director (2000-2004) and acting director (2004-2005) of her Department, and deputy director of the Computer Science Degrees (2005-2009) and secretary (2009-2013) of the Polytechnic School. Very involved in teaching issues, she participates in educational innovation projects related to the EHEA, belonging to the REDES programme of the University of Alicante. She is a member of AEPIA (Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence) and AENUI (Association of University Teachers of Computer Science). Her lines of research are framed in the field of artificial intelligence, video game development, the application of digital technologies to education.

 

Rafael Molina Carmona

Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alicante. Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante. Director of the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (2008-2012). Reviewer for the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP). Member of the Association of University Teachers of Computer Science (AENUI). His work is developed in the field of artificial intelligence applications in different fields: computer-aided design and manufacturing, computer graphics, learning, creativity, information representation and IT governance.

 

Patricia Compañ Rosique

PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante. Her teaching focuses on programming and artificial intelligence. Her research lines are within the application of AI techniques, she also works in game development and the application of digital technologies to education. Since 1994 she has been working as a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alicante, where she is a professor since 2008. She has held the position of Deputy Head of Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic School (2009- 2012) and deputy director of the Polytechnic School (2012-2013). She participates in many educational innovation projects related to the EHEA and she is a member of AENUI (Association of University Teachers of Computer Science).

 

Carlos Villagrá Arnedo

Lecturer of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alicante since 1999. Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (1994) and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante (2016). Researcher of the Industrial Informatics and Artificial Intelligence (i3a) group since 1999. Member of AENUI (Association of University Teachers of Computer Science). He teaches in Computer Engineering and Multimedia Engineering. In the latter, he coordinates the Digital Creation and Entertainment itinerary, which is taught in the 4th year. His work is framed in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and the application of video games in the field of education.

 

Francisco J. Gallego Durán

Francisco J. Gallego-Durán started programming computers in 1988 and soon become interested in Videogames and Artificial Intelligence. Computer Engineering B.Sc.&M.Sc. by the Universidad de Alicante (UA, 2003). PhD. In Computer Science by UA (2015). Senior lecturer at UA in the Dept. of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Technical Director at ByteRealms, UA’s game development trademark, since 2008. Member of AEPIA and AENUI. Has designed and developed many games including Mad University, Screaming Racers, P84Attack, PLMan, MindRider or La Plantación. Has also designed game engines like WiseToad Framework or CPCtelera. Has special interest in educative potential of games and Gamification. Has developed many educative innovations using automated systems combined with Project Based Learning even in non-technical degrees. Actively researching games applied to education, improved ways of teaching programming, Gamification, Machine Learning, and Neuroevolution.