I received the BSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics, both from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1989 and 2000, respectively. In August 2003, I joined De Montfort University (DMU) as a Senior Lecturer. In August 2006, I became a Principal Lecturer and in October 2007 I was awarded the title of Reader in Computational Intelligence. In May 2012, I was appointed Professor of Computational Intelligence and Decision Making.

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities

The 2015 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) presents the world top 500 universities, as well as the top universities by broad subject fields and for five selected subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Economics/Business).

DMU achieved a top 101-150th position for the subject area of Computer Science, out of 200 institutions. DMU and 15 other UK universities appeared in the ranking, of which 14 were Russell Group institutions. The 15th institution was the University of Surrey, which is known for research excellence. DMU is the only post-92 institution in the Computer Science rankings.

UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics REF2014 results

 2014    UoA11 CSI  FTE  4*  3*  2*  1*  U
     Overall  24.7  9  48  40  3  0
     Outputs  24.7  13.5  38.4  43.3  4.8  0
     Impact  24.7  0  66.7  33.3  0  0
     Environment  24.7  0  65  35  0  0

 2008    UoA23 CSI    FTE  4*  3*  2*  1*  U
     Overall  22.3  10     35     40     15    0
  • The percentage of DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics research graded as 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) increased 12 points to 57% from 45% in 2008. The percentage of research graded as 1* decreased 12 points to 3% from 15% in 2008.
  • DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics is ranked 50/89 in the UK in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA) with 2.63 in 2014. This is an increase from a GPA of 2.40 and ranking position 53/81 in 2008.
  • Using Research Power (GPA times submitted staff FTEs) DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics moves up 3 places from 2008 to an overall position 35/89.
  • DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics is Overall 2nd in the East Midlands and the 4th best modern universities.

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