BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The Board of Directors is the executive committee of CITIC. It is responsible for deliberating and agreeing on the centre’s activities in areas such as science policy, strategy, research, knowledge transfer and infrastructure. The board is made up of the Regional Government of Galicia General Secretary for Universities, the UDC Vice-President for Research, the CITIC Director and Deputy Director, one member of the CITIC management team, and five established CITIC researchers.

 

Salvador Naya Fernández is the UDC Vice-President for Science Policy, Research and Knowledge Transfer. He is a professor of Statistics and Operational Research (UDC), and a member of the Statistical Modelling, Optimisation and Inference (MODES) research group. In his capacity as UDC Vice-President for Research, he is also the current President of the CITIC Foundation of Galicia, Bugalicia and the Institute of Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI). 

Manuel F. González Penedo is the Director of CITIC and a senior lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (UDC). He is the coordinator of the Artificial Vision and Pattern Recognition (VARPA) research group and responsible for the Image and Video Processing sections of the Coruña Institute for Biomedical Research (INIBIC). 

Javier Pereira Loureiro is the Deputy Director of CITIC and a senior lecturer in Radiology and Physical Medicine (UDC). He is the coordinator of the Technological Applications for Research in Occupation, Equality and Health (TALIONIS) research group, coordinator of the UDC Master’s in Health Science Bioinformatics, and Director of the UDC Handytronic-Telecon Chair.  

José Alberto Díez de Castro is the current General Secretary for Universities of the Regional Government of Galicia. He is a senior lecturer in Business Organisation at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), and was Dean of the USC Faculty of Business Administration and Management (Lugo).

Nieves Rodríguez Brisaboa is a professor of Computer Languages and Systems (UDC) and has coordinated the Database Laboratory (LBD) research group since its creation in 1996. Her research interests include compact data structures and algorithms, text retrieval, sequence processing and information systems design. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she has also held numerous administrative posts within the university.

Bertha Guijarro Berdiña is a senior lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, coordinator of the Bachelor’s degree in Data Science and Engineering (UDC), and a member of the Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Lab (LIDIA) research group. Her research focuses on knowledge-based systems (development and validation methodologies) and Computational Learning Theory (development and application of algorithms for Big Data Learning).

Luis Castedo Ribas is a professor of Signal Theory and Communications (UDC), and the coordinator of the Electronic and Communications Technology (GTEC) research group. His research focuses on signal processing, information theory for wireless communication, and prototyping of wireless communication terminals.

Ricardo Cao Abad is a professor of Statistics and Operations Research (UDC), and the coordinator of the Statistical Modelling, Optimisation and Inference (MODES) research group. His research interests include non-parametric statistics, bootstrapping, survival analysis, functional data analysis, big data statistical analysis, dependent data analysis, empirical verisimilitude, and statistical modelling for materials science, credit risk, statistical inference in genomic, neuroscience and weed control.

Juan Touriño Domínguez is a professor of Computer Architecture and Technology (UDC), and the coordinator of the Computer Architecture (GAC) research group. His research interests include high performance computing, parallel and distributed computing, cloud computing, big data, and geographic information systems.