|Florentino Fernández Riverola, PhD|
Florentino Fdez-Riverola was born in Langen-Hessen, Germany, in 1973. Nowadays he teaches the subject of Advanced Programming with Java at the School of Computer Engineering at the University of Vigo. Before using Java as programming language, he was programmer in C and C++, specialist in the development of services and construction of client/server applications for several companies of advanced development software.
It is important to highlight his consultantship work for the Xunta of Galicia, where he carried out analyst's functions for the General Management of Organization and Computer Systems. In this institution he worked in several projects at a national level, centered in the definition of standards for the automation of services to the citizen through Internet.
Once bound to the university world, he has carried out numerous projects with companies and developments of software always involving a great number of students. He has taught a good number of courses of continuous formation, trying not to lose contact with the private company and the current lacks of software.
Talking about his investigation field, at the moment he is centered in the study of hybrid methods of Artificial Intelligence and their application to real problems, although he has also worked in topics related with the development of communication protocols for wireless nets. At the present time, he belongs to the investigation group SING (Computer Systems of New Generation), dedicated to the development of automation projects and publication of information in Internet. In the year 2002, he defended his doctoral thesis titled “Neuro-symbolic model for not supervised forecasting of changing environments”.