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Óscar J. Pellicer Valero successfully gets his Doctoral Degree

Our dear colleague Oscar J. Pellicer-Valero got his PhD last November 14th, after an outstanding viva of his PhD research entitled “Contributions of biomechanical modeling and machine learning to the automatic registration of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance and Transrectal Echography for prostate brachytherapy”. Oscar started his PhD in late 2018, and since then, has been working very hard on it, with the result of a remarkable thesis that has attracted interest both from the academic and clinical fields. The PhD thesis was presented as a compendium of five relevant publications corresponding with different parts of his research. Special thanks to Dr. Victor González-Pérez (Valencian Institute of Oncology, IVO) and Dr. Sandra Ortega-Martorell (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom) who were the external examiners that were part of the panel, alongside IDAL member Dr. Yolanda Vives-Gilabert.
We wish Oscar the best of lucks in his post-doctoral career; IDAL will always be his home.

Prof. Enrique Solano visits IDAL

Prof. Enrique Solano visited IDAL from 12th to 14th July. Prof. Solano is a renowned contributor in the field of quantum computing, quantum information and quantum technologies. Some of his publications are globally accepted references in the field. He led research groups in different institutions, like Max Planck Institute for Physics, the University of the Basque Country or Shanghai University. He recently set up a startup company named Kipu Quantum ( with the goal of achieving quantum advantage making use of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Computing. During his stay, he had scientific discussions about disruptive ideas in the frontiers of Machine Learning and Quantum Computing and gave a presentation on his view to achieve quantum advantage with NISQ approaches.

IDAL at Expociencia2020

Rafael Magdalena, IDAL member attended an interview presenting a Machine Learning introduction that will be hold within next weeks in Expociencia, the Science Fair fostered by Parc Cientific at the University of Valencia. During the Fair, prof. Emilio Soria will teach a lesson about Machine Learning to teenagers.

Like every year, the Science Park of the University of Valencia celebrates its Open Day, a celebration of science with fun activities for all ages and an opportunity to see first-hand the scientific and research activity that takes place in this space for innovation. More info in

New Master on Advanced and Applied Artificial Intelligence held by IDAL

The IDAL group, headed by PhD. Emilio Soria, has created its own postgraduate Master’s degree in Advanced and Applied Artificial Intelligence (IA^3). The Master has a duration of 60 ECTS credits, with contents covering all AI specialties in a very applied orientation. This year begins the first edition in online modality.

More info in and inscription here:

Logo máster mIA^3

IDAL organises a online seminar on “Data Processing and Rights Guarantee”

The IDAL group together with the PAGODA Chair of the University of Valencia has organised an online seminar on “Data Processing and Rights Guarantee”. The seminar was held on 6th October, and was attended by several experts in the field of data analysis and law, who spoke on issues related to data protection, and the use of artificial intelligence in various fields of industry and healthcare.

José D. Martín gives a talk at Matchats

IDAL member José D. Martín gave the second talk of the Seminars on Mathematics for Challenges in Technology and Society MathChats at Universitat Politècnica de València (Mathchats). The talk gave an overview of classical Machine Learning and its connection with Quantum Computing and Quantum Information as the basis for Quantum Machine Learning, a novel but very active field of research:

Dr. Marcelino Martínez-Sober gets a full professorship

Our cherished colleague and head of IDAL, Dr. Marcelino Martínez-Sober, successfully passed his examination to get a Full Professorship on October 30th, 2019. The examination consisted of two parts: in the first one, Marcelino presented his CV and his teaching project for the subject “Digital Signal Processing”, that was considered as outstanding by the Evaluation Panel, thus enabling him to take part in the second part, where he presented his research project. The project dealt with anomaly detection in data sets, a hot research topic at present. All IDAL members congratulate Marcelino for his great achievement.

Dr. Ian H. Jarman teaches seminar on data science for Public Health

Dr. Ian H. Jarman, lecturer at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the Liverpool John Moores University is giving a seminar on the use of data science, machine learning and visualization tools as well as its application to clinical data, with particular emphasis on Public Health. Dr. Jarman has a vast experience in the field, both from an academic point of view and also from a more clinical approach, as he was in charge of the Center for Public Health of Liverpool (Merseyside, North-West), belonging to the National Health Service network, United Kingdom. The seminar is taking place the dates 14th, 15th and 16th April, from 9am to 2pm.

Prof. José D. Martín visits QuArtist, at Shanghai University

Prof. José D. Martín has been visiting the recently created QuArtist Lab (Quantum Artificial Intelligence for Science and Technology), at Shanghai University, led by Prof. Enrique Solano ( On top of teaching a crash course on classical Machine Learning (ML) to set the foundations of Quantum ML approches, Prof. Martín has discussed many possible research collaborations with Prof. Solano and other QuArtist members, that will hopefully lead to creative and innovative research results in the short and mid term. Looking forward to going on enjoying and reinforcing this collaboration with QuArtist!

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