Research Projects

  • EXHAURO (PPIT.UMA.B1.2017/07). Principal Investigator.
  • MoveON (TIN2014-57341-R). Research Team.
  • TABS (University of Malaga). Research Team.
  • roadME (TIN2011-28194). Research Team.
  • M* (TIN2008-06491-C04-01). Research Team.
  • OPLINK (TIN2005-08818-C04-01). Research Team.
  • DIRICOM (P07-TIC-03044). Research Team.
  • CARLINK (FIT-330210-2006-49, FIT-330225-2007-1). Research Team.
  • Metaheurísticas descentralizadas (HA2004-0008). Research Team.
  • TRACER (TIC2002-04498-C05-02). Research Team.

Contracts with companies (art. 83 LOU)

  • VBS Technical University of Ostrava (8.06/5.47.4142)
  • Indra Software Labs S.L.U. (8.06/5.47.4209 CTAN)
  • Arelance S.L. (8.06/5.47.3155 CTAN)
  • Agencia de Obra Pública de la Junta de Andalucía (8.06/5.47.4356 LICITACION): MaxCT project.
  • Málaga City Hall (8.07/5.47.4425)
  • Vatia Energía S.L. (8.06/5.47.4792 AEESD)

Member of the Editorial Board of

Past Member of the Editorial Board of

Guest editor of Special Issues in

Organization in International Events and Conferences

Organization in National Conferences

  • Session Chair in MAEB 2010: special session Methodology ad Software Tools for Metaheuristic Research
  • Session Chair in MAEB 2012: special session Methodology ad Software Tools for Metaheuristic Research
  • Session Chair in MAEB 2013: special session Methodology ad Software Tools for Metaheuristic Research
  • Session Chair in MAEB 2015: special session Methodology ad Software Tools for Metaheuristic Research
  • Session Chair in MAEB 2016: special session Methodology ad Software Tools for Metaheuristic Research
  • Track Chair in JIBSD 2015: Track on Search-Based Software Engineering
  • Track Chair in JIBSD 2016: Track on Search-Based Software Engineering
  • Track Chair in JIBSD 2017: Track on Search-Based Software Engineering

Research Networks

  • Participant in the SEBASENet (Research Network on SBSE in Spain)

Reviewer in Journals (a selecion follows)

  • IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions in Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Computation Journal
  • Journal of Heuristics
  • Journal of Systemas and Software
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Soft Computing
  • Applied Soft Computing
  • Information Sciences
  • Algorithmica
  • Computers & Operations Research
  • Software Testing, Verification and Reliability
  • Software Quality Journal
  • Theoretical Computer Sciences
  • Journal of Software, Maintenance and Evolution
  • Information Processing Letters
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Central European Journal of Operations Research
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Software: Practice & Experience

Reviewer in the Mathematical Reviews publication (American Mathematical Society) since 2015

Co-advisor of finished PhD Thesis

  • Javier Ferrer Urbano (Universtiy of Málaga, january 2016)

Co-advisor of PhD Thesis in progress

  • Rodrigo Morales (Polytechnique de Montreal)
  • Miguel Ángel Domínguez (University of Málaga)
  • Christian Cintrano (University of Malaga)
  • Houssem Eddine Ben-Smida (University of Málaga/University of Tunisia)

Research Stays

  • University of Leipzig (2006) with Martin Middendorf (1+2 months)
  • Colorado State University (2013) with Darrell Whitley, as Fullbrigth Scholar (3 months)

Awards and mentions

  • Best paper Award in the SBSE Track of GECCO 2008
  • Best paper Award in ISDA 2011
  • Best paper Award in EvoCOP 2012
  • Best paper Nomination in the SBSE Track of GECCO 2007
  • Best paper Nomination in the SBSE Track of GECCO 2011
  • Best paper Nomination in the SBSE Track of GECCO 2012
  • Best paper Nomination in the ECOM Track of GECCO 2015
  • Best paper Nomination in the GA Track of GECCO 2017

Education Research Projects

  • Researcher in PIE08-029 (UMA): "La autoevaluación y la co-evaluación como herramientas para la evaluación continua y la evaluación formativa en el marco del espacio europeo de educación superior"
  • Researcher in PIE10-080 (UMA): "Aprendizaje basado en proyecto y desarrollo de nuevas competencias en el entorno de un máster profesional"
  • Coordinator in PIE13-068 (UMA): "Desarrollo y evaluación de la competencias de pensamiento crítico en un ámbito multidisciplinar"
  • Researcher in PIE15-48 (UMA): "Orientación y tutorización en la E.T.S.I. Informática"
  • Researcher in PIE15-84 (UMA): "Evaluación cuantitativa de competencias en asignaturas basadas en trabajo en grupo"
  • Researcher in PIE17-101 (UMA): "Análisis, despliegue y evaluación de competencias transversales en los grados de ingeniería informática"
  • Researcher in PIE17-147 (UMA): "Dinamización de la asignatura de Redes y Sistemas Distribuidos a través de actividades del Aprendizaje basado en Problemas"

Erasmus+ Projects

  • Technician in Erasmus Plus KA2 project: ECPlus

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