Florentino Fernández Riverola, PhD

Group Leader
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Information integration & case-based reasoning systems
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Since its creation in 2001, Florentino Fdez-Riverola has headed the New Generation Computer Systems research group (SING, http://sing-group.org), where he works with a team of 5 women and 4 men in 6 main lines of research (machine learning, case-based reasoning systems, hybrid AI models, agent and multi-agent systems, knowledge representation, and decision support systems) applied to 5 broad areas of activity (environmental prediction, spam content filtering, personalized and translational medicine research, bioinformatics, and ambient assisted living).

According to SCOPUS, as of March 2, 2020, the 212 scientific works listed in the CV of F. Fdez-Riverola have been cited a total of 1,659 times in 1,300 different publications. The researcher has an h-index of 22 with notable works including the ALTER application (http://sing-group.org/ALTER/), which has been cited 185 times since 2010.

F. Fdez-Riverola has completed three periods of 6 years on research that have been recognized by CNAI (2001-2006, 2007-2012 and 2013-2018), and has directed a total of 9 doctoral theses (2 of which received Doutor Europeus mention, and another 2 having received International Doctoral Mention.

F. Fdez-Riverola has published 117 research papers in JCR indexed journals, 69 of which correspond to the first quartile and represent 59% of the total. More importantly, some of these studies (particularly those from the last few years) have received various awards from editorial committees from JCR Q1 journals, and have been selected as Editor’s Choice paper, Highly Accessed or Top 25 Hottest Articles.

F. Fdez-Riverola has completed 11 research stays in various prestigious centers of renown, 9 of which had a duration of 3 continuous months, and 5 of which were completed in different international R&D centers. Having authored more than 170 publications in national and international conferences (and received various awards from the scientific committee), F. Fdez-Riverola has participated in scientific committees in more than 100 conferences (serving as President in three) and has been a member of the organizing committee on more than 20 occasions (serving as President in 9). He is also a member of the editorial committee for 7 international journals (2 of which are JCR indexed as Q1 and Q3, and another 3 indexed by the SJR index). Moreover, he regularly edits papers for 25 JCR indexed journals (half of them classified as Q1).

With regard to his participation in competitive research projects, F. Fdez-Riverola has been part of the research team for 4 international projects (with a total budget of €4,871,920), 11 national projects (total budget €1,171,340.01), and 8 regional projects (total budget €3,470,319.70). He has additionally participated in the execution of 35 R&D contracts with companies and/or administrations (total budget €679,293.26).

Such intensive research activity led to the co-authorship of 3 patents, one of which included a request for international extension to Europe, USA and Canada during 2007, 6 intellectual property registrations, and a trademark registration. Moreover, he has participated in the development of 26 free and open source software projects, which demonstrates a clear vocation for transfer to the production sector and the applicability of the results of the research (http://sing-group.org/software)

Lastly, it should be noted that Florentino Fdez-Riverola obtained the award for Extraordinary Doctoral Theses from the University of Vigo, was the director of the Center for Research Transfer and Innovation (CITI, http://citi.uvigo.es/) at the University of Vigo from 2009-2010, and was awarded the Golden Shield Award of Villa de Trebujena (Cadiz) in 2015 in recognition of his professional, academic and scientific career.


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