Curriculum Vitae


Personal Details

  • First name: Jorge
  • Surname: Casillas Barranquero
  • Birth: In Granada (Spain) on August 29, 1975
  • Nationality: Spanish


Qualifications


Employment

  • Contracted Researcher in the European Project entitled "GENESYS: Fuzzy Controllers and Smart Tuning Techniques for Energy Efficiency and Overall Performance of HVAC Systems in Buildings," February 1999 - August 2000
  • Assistant Professor (Profesor Asociado Tipo III) with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI) of the University of Granada, October 2001 - June 2005
  • Untenured Associate Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor) with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI) of the University of Granada, July 2005 - January 2007
  • Associate Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad) with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI) of the University of Granada, January 2007 - Present


Teaching Experience

  • Since 2000, J. Casillas teaches at the University of Granada:

    • Computer Engineering School:

      • Metaheuristics (4th year of Computer Science) 2000-2005: local search, simulated annealing, tabu search, GRASP, iterative local search, multistart search, genetic algorithms, memetic algorithms, scatter search...
      • Bio-inspired algorithms (5th year of Computer Science) 2000-2007: evolutionary computation, ant colony optimization algorithms, swarm intelligence...
      • Fuzzy rule-based systems (Master on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems) 2006-2014: fuzzy modeling, genetic fuzzy systems, interpretability-accuracy trade-off...
      • Algorithmics (2nd year of Computer Science) 2002-2011: greedy, divide and conquer, dynamic programming, backtracking, branch-and-bound...
      • Data Structure (2nd year of Computer Science) 2011-2013: lists, queues, stacks, trees, hash tables, graphs
      • Business Analytics (4th year of Computer Science) 2013-: resolution of real-world business problems by data mining including classification, clustering, association rules, data visualization, big data, data stream...
      • Intelligent Systems for Business (Master on Computer Engineering) 2014-

    • Faculty of Sciences:

      • Programming (5th year of Mathematics) 2001-2002: introduction to language C
      • Computer Networks (4th year of Statistics) 2001-2002: introduction to computer networks
      • Programming (1st year of Mathematics) 2002-2003: introduction to language C
      • Fuzzy Control (5th year of Electronic Engineering) 2002-2014: study and design of fuzzy logic controllers, genetic fuzzy systems, neuro-fuzzy systems, application to robot navigation...
      • Intelligent Control (4th year of Industrial Electronic Engineering) 2014-: fuzzy logic controllers, genetic fuzzy systems, neuro-fuzzy systems, autonomous robotics, localization, mapping, planning...

  • Teaching publications:

    1. J. Casillas, F. Herrera, Experiencias docentes sobre la enseñanza de metaheurísticas en ingeniería informática en la Universidad de Granada, Proceedings of the III Congreso Español de Metaheurísticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB 2004), Córdoba, Spain (2004) 329-335.

    2. J. Casillas, Enseñanza de control difuso en Ingeniería Electrónica en la Universidad de Granada: un enfoque práctico, Proceedings of the XII Congreso Español sobre Tecnología y Lógica Fuzzy (ESTYLF 2004), special session "Sesión especial: La enseñanza de la lógica difusa: motivaciones y acciones," Jaén, Spain (2004) 63-71.
  • Other Teaching Activities:

    1. Special session: J. Casillas, F. Herrera, Innovación Docente en Metaheurísticas, XII Congreso Español sobre Tecnología y Lógica Fuzzy (ESTYLF 2004), Córdoba, Spain
    2. Teaching project: Desarrollo de Herramientas Docentes para la Comprensión de Algoritmos de Optimización y Búsqueda, Vicerrectorado de Planificación, Calidad y Evaluación Docente, University of Granada, grant no. JMJ/DGQ-1846, November, 2002 - September, 2003. Coordinator: J. Casillas.
    3. Teaching project: Plataforma web multidisciplinar para la gestión de asignaturas de informática en múltiples titulaciones, Vicerrectorado de Planificación, Calidad y Evaluación Docente, University of Granada, December, 2006 - December 2007. Coordinator: S. Alonso


Research Experience

  • Publications
  • Advised PhDs
    • Francisco J. Martínez-López (June, 2005)
      Title: "Knowledge Discovery Methodology for Consumer Behaviour Modelling by Genetic Fuzzy Systems and its Application to Internet-based Electronic Markets"
      Co-advisor: Francisco J. Martínez (University of Huelva)
      University of Granada
    • Andreu Sancho-Asensio (May, 2014)
      Title: "Facing Online Challenges Using Learning Classifier Systems"
      Co-advisor: Elisabet Golobardes (Ramon Llull University)
      Ramon Llull University, Barcelona

  • Awards
    • 2001 Extraordinary Prize of the University of Granada to the PhD thesis entitled "Cooperative Learning for Flexible Linguistic Modeling Based on Fuzzy Rules: Interpretability and Accuracy"
    • Best paper award in the 3rd International Workshop on Genetic and Evolving Fuzzy Systems: J. Casillas, A. Orriols-Puig, E. Bernadó-Mansilla, Toward evolving consistent, complete, and compact fuzzy rule sets for classification problems, 3rd International Workshop on Genetic and Evolving Fuzzy Systems (IWGEFS 2008), pp. 89-94, Witten-Bommerholz, Germany, 2008.
    • Top Cited Article 2005-2010 of the Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence journal to the paper R. Alcalá, J. Casillas, O. Cordón, A. González, F. Herrera, A genetic rule weighting and selection process for fuzzy control of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 18:3 (2005) 279-296. ISSN 0952-1976. doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2004.09.007
    • Award of the University of Granada to Excellent Research Works (call 2012) for "Mining uncertain data with multiobjective genetic fuzzy systems to be applied in consumer behaviour modelling"

  • Invited Keynote Talks in International Conferences
  • R&D Grants
    1. Title: GENESYS: Fuzzy Controllers and Smart Tuning Techniques for Energy Efficiency and Overall Performance of HVAC Systems in Buildings
      Finance provider: European Commission JOULE-THERMIE Programme, Fourth Framework Programme, grant no. JOE-CT98-0090
      Period: October 1998 - September 2000
      UGR node coordinator: A. González
    2. Title: Intelligent Data Analysis using Fuzzy Rule Based Systems and Genetic Learning Processes
      Finance provider: Spanish Interministerial Commission of Science and Technology (CICYT), grant no. PB98-1319
      Period: January 2000 - December 2002
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    3. Title: KEEL: Knowledge Extraction based on Evolutionary Learning
      Finance provider: Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (MCyT), grant no. TIC2002-04036-C05-01
      Period: November 2002 - October 2005
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    4. Title: Improvement of Metaheuristics by Hybridation and their Applications
      Finance provider: University of Granada, reference ISB 2325
      Period: November 2002 - October 2003
      Coordinator: O. Cordón
    5. Title: Hybridizing Evolutionary Algorithms and Ant Colony Optimization. Application to Fuzzy Rule Set Learning and Bioinformatics
      Finance provider: Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (MCyT), grant no. TIC2003-00877
      Period: January 2004 - December 2006
      Coordinator: O. Cordón
    6. Title: Remote Control of Adaptive and Self-governing Mobile Robot Systems to Perform Joint Task by Beta-type Genetic Fuzzy Systems
      Finance provider: Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (AECI), grant no. 26/04/P/T
      Period: January 2005 - December 2005
      Spanish partner coordinator: J. Casillas
    7. Title: KEEL II: Evolutionary Algorithms for Data Reduction and Extraction of Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems. Diversity and Convergence in Evolutionary Algorithms. Interpretability vs Accuracy in Fuzzy Modeling
      Finance provider: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), grant no. TIN2005-08386-C05-01
      Period: December 2005 - December 2008
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    8. Title: MINDAT-PLUS: Data mining for users in different application areas
      Finance provider: Andalusian Government, grant no. P05-TIC-00531
      Period: January 2006 - December 2008
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    9. Title: Mk-AprenDif: Learning Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems to Interpretability Improvement and Management of High Dimensionality and Uncertainty. Application in Marketing.
      Finance provider: Andalusian Government, grant no. P07-TIC-3185
      Period: January 2008 - December 2012
      Coordinator: J. Casillas
    10. Title: KEEL-CTNC: Evolutionary Learning of Fuzzy Rule Based Systems, Imbalanced Data Sets, Frequent and Interesting Pattern Mining. Data Preprocessing and Algorithm Scalability in Data Mining. Web Mining
      Finance provider: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), grant no. TIN2008-06681-C06-01
      Period: January 2009 - December 2011
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    11. Title: New Challenges on the Use of Soft Computing Techniques for Data Mining
      Finance provider: Andalusian Government, grant no. TIC-2010-6858
      Period: March 2011 - February 2015
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    12. Title: Applications of Soft Computing Techniques to Data Mining. New Approaches
      Finance provider: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), grant no. TIN2011-28488
      Period: January 2012 - December 2014
      Coordinator: F. Herrera
    13. Title: Support Tool for Energy Efficiency pRogrammes in medical centres (STEER)
      Finance provider: European Commission H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
      Period: January 2014 - December 2018
      UGR node coordinator: J. Casillas

  • Journal Editorial Representation
    • Evolutionary Intelligence, Springer, ISSN 1864-5909 (print version), 1864-5917 (electronic version). Member of the Editorial Board since January, 2008

  • Organizing Activities
  • Research Fellowships
  • Membership to Research Networks, Research Groups, and Associations
    • Red Andaluza de Investigación en Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (RADI-AEB)
    • Red Española de Procedimientos Metaheurísticos (HEUR)
    • Red Española de Minería de Datos y Aprendizaje (MINDATOS)
    • Research Group on Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
    • European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies (EUSFLAT). Treasurer of EUSFLAT from September 2007 to July 2011, member of the board since July 2011, and coordinator of the working group on Genetic Fuzzy Systems since September 2007



Curriculum Vitae

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