12 December, 2016

Plenary Speakers CISIS’21

Prof. Mario Köppen

Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) Professor.

Mario Köppen was born in 1964. He studied physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and received his master degree in solid state physics in 1991. Afterwards, he worked as scientific assistant at the Central Institute for Cybernetics and Information Processing in Berlin and changed his main research interests to image processing and neural networks. From 1992 to 2006, he was working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology. He continued his works on the industrial applications of image processing, pattern recognition, and soft computing, esp. evolutionary computation. During this period, he achieved the doctoral degree at the Technical University Berlin with his thesis works: “Development of an intelligent image processing system by using soft computing” with honors. He has published around 100 peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings, journals and books and was active in the organization of various conferences as chair or member of the program committee, incl. the WSC on-line conference series on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, and the HIS conference series on Hybrid Intelligent Systems. He is founding member of the World Federation of Soft Computing, and also member of the editorial board of the Applied Soft Computing journal, the Intl. Journal on Hybrid Intelligent Systems and the Intl. Journal on Computational Intelligence Reserach. In 2006, he became JSPS fellow at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and in 2008 Professor at the Network Design and Reserach Center (NDRC) of the Kyushu Institute of Technology, where he is conducting now research in the fields of multi-objective optimization, digital convergence and multimodal content management.


  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Fuzzy Fusion
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Algorithm Design and Complexity
  • Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Digital Content Management

Prof. Concha Bielza


Computer Science School, UPM

Concha Bielza is a Full Professor with the Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) since 2010. She received the M.S. degree in Mathematics (Statistics) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UPM, in 1996 (extraordinary doctorate award).

She co-leads the Computational Intelligence Group (CIG) at UPM since its foundation in 2010. She has participated in 57 research projects publicly funded (the 10-year Human Brain Project of the European Commission, among them) and 24 research contracts with private companies (Abbott, Arthur Andersen, Bank of Santander, Iberdrola, Panda Security, Repsol, Telefónica I+D…). She is co-inventor of a patent in bioinformatics. She has given more than 40 invited talks/seminars in prestigious research institutions. She has been member of 80 scientific committees of international conferences and the Chair of the XV Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence (2013). She has published more than 130 papers in impact factor journals and has supervised 18 PhD theses. She coauthors two books: “Data-Driven Computational Neuroscience” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and “Industrial Applications of Machine Learning” (CRC Press, 2019). She is associate editor of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience and of Neuroinformatics. She co-leads the UPM-Advanced Statistics and Data Mining SummerSchool with more than 80 international students every year. She was awarded the 2014 UPM Research Prize and the 2020 Research Award for Significant Contribution in the Field of Machine Learning (Amity University, India).

Her research interests are primarily in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, decision analysis, metaheuristics for optimization, machine learning, Bayesian networks, multi-label classification, spatial and directional statistics, and real applications, like medicine, bioinformatics, neuroscience, industry, agriculture and service quality.

Prof. Enrique Zuazua

Enrique Zuazua: "Hemos construido una sociedad basada en las matemáticas y  el sistema educativo pone el foco en ellas" - Deia

Enrique Zuazua Iriondo (Eibar, Basque Country – Spain, 1961) holds a Chair in Applied Analysis – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at FAU- Friedrich–Alexander University, Erlangen–Nürnberg (Germany). He is the Director of CCM – Chair of Computational Mathematics at Deusto Foundation, University of Deusto – Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) where he leads the “DyCon: Dynamic Control” funded by the ERC – European Research Council. Since 2001 he is a Professor of Applied Mathematics of the Department of Mathematics at UAM – Autonomous University.

His fields of expertise in the area of Applied Mathematics cover topics related with Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control, led to some fruitful collaboration in different industrial sectors such as the optimal shape design in aeronautics and the management of electrical and water distribution networks.

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country, and a dual PhD degree from the same university (1987) and the “Université Pierre et Marie Curie”, Paris (1988). In 1990 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Complutense University of Madrid, to later move to UAM in 2001.

He has been awarded the Euskadi (Basque Country) Prize for Science and Technology 2006 and the Spanish National Julio Rey Pastor Prize 2007 in Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology and the Advanced Grants by the European Research Council (ERC) NUMERIWAVES in 2010 and DyCon in 2016.

He is an Honorary member of the of Academia Europaea and Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences, Letters and Humanities, Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université de Lorraine in France and Ambassador of the Friedrisch-Alexandre University in Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany.

He is also a member of the Scientific Council if a number of international research institutions such as the CERFACS in Toulouse, France and member of the Editorial Board in some of the leading journals in Applied Mathematics and Control Theory.

More to be announced soon.