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.
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.
Using a different methodology to 2015, the 2017 Global Ranking for Computer Science lists DMU with a top ranking between 151 and 200. DMU is 16th out of the 33 UK universities ranked for computer science. The Shanghai Rankings use research productivity, quality and impact, international collaboration, global influence and academic awards to compile the rankings.
For Computer Science the indicators (weight) are:
PUB - The number of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject. (100)
CNCI - Category Normalized Citation Impact from InCites database to measure average impact of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject. (100)
IC - The percentage of internationally collaborated papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject. (20)
TOP - The number of papers published in the ACM Computing Survey journal. (20)
AWARD - The total number of the staff of an institution wining the A.M. Turing Award. (180)
DMU is ranked 6th (in the world!) based on the CNCI criterion, and 102th based on the IC criterion.