Pedro Larrañaga is Full Professor in Computer Science and Artiﬁcial Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) since 2007. He received the MSc degree in mathematics (statistics) from the University of Valladolid and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of the Basque Country (“excellence award”). Before moving to UPM, his academic career has been developed at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) at several faculty ranks: Assistant Professor (1985-1998), Associate Professor (1998-2004) and Full Professor (2004-2007). He earned the habilitation qualiﬁcation for Full Professor in 2003. He co-leads the Computational Intelligence Group (CIG) since its foundation in 2008.
His research interests are primarily in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, metaheuristics for optimization, data mining, classification models, and real applications, like biomedicine, bioinformatics neuroscience, and industry4.0. He has published more than 150 papers in impact factor journals and has supervised more than 20 PhD theses. He is ECCAI felow since 2012 and he has been awared the 2013 Spanish National Prize in Computer Science.