DECSAI, University of Granada

Oscar Cordón

Department of Computer Science 
and Artificial Intelligence ( DECSAI )
E.T.S. Ingenierías Informática y Telecomunicación
University of Granada

Daniel Saucedo Aranda, s/n
18071-Granada (SPAIN)
Phone: +34 958 248555
Fax: +34 958 243317
Email: ocordon .at.

Oscar Cordón was born in Cadiz (Spain) on August 11, 1972. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1997, both from the University of Granada.

He is professor at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Granada (UGR) since 1995, Associate Professor since 2001, and Full Professor since 2011. He is a member of the Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems research group, granted with the UGR Research Group Award in 2013, where he heads the Soft Computing for Complex Environments (SOCCER) lab. Oscar Cordón was also the founder and leader of the Virtual Learning Centre of the University of Granada (CEVUG) between 2001 and 2005. Since April 2006, he is also affiliated to the European Centre for Soft Computing where he acted as founding Principal Researcher of the Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Algorithms Research Unit until August 2011. Since then, he is contracted as Distinguished Affiliated Researcher. He also has R&D collaborations with R0D Brand Consultants and with the Prothius Industrial Engineering Chair.

He was awarded with the UGR Young Researcher Career Award in 2004, with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding Early Career Award in 2011, the first such award conferred, and with the IFSA Award for Outstanding Applications of Fuzzy Technology, also in 2011.

He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications including 81 papers in international journals indexed in the SCI-JCR. By October, 2014, his publications had received 2610 citations in Thomson’s Web of Science and 8402 citations in GoogleScholar, resulting in a h index of 26 in Thomson’s Web of Science and of 42 in GoogleScholar. He is included in the 1% of most cited researchers in the World (source: Thomson’s Web of Knowledge Essential Indicators) and he is currently the third Spanish researcher in Computer Science according to the h index values in Thomson’s Web of Science (source:

Dr. Cordón has coordinated 22 research projects and contracts supported by the European Commission, the Spain's Government, the Andalusian Government, the University of Granada, and the Puleva Food S.A., Tenneco Automotive Iberica S.A., EDP Renewables Europe S.L., and InfinitC S.L. companies. Dr. Cordón is also the co-inventor of an approved international patent on a soft computing-based automatic forensic identification method which is currently under exploitation in the Face2Skull software.

He has advised 15 PhD dissertations, one of them awarded with the EUSFLAT Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in 2011. He has co-organized 19 special sessions in national and international Conferences, co-edited 9 special issues in different international journals and 3 edited books (see editorial activities), and co-authored the book Genetic Fuzzy Systems: Evolutionary Tuning and Learning of Fuzzy Knowledge Bases., with more than 1000 citations according to GoogleScholar.

He is also (founding) Area/Associate Editor of 11 international journals, including International Journal of Approximate Reasoning since 2005, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems since 2008, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery since 2008, Progress in Artificial Intelligence since 2010, Journal of Multiple Valued Logic and Soft Computing since 2010, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine since 2012, and IEEE Access since 2013.

He is an IEEE member since 2004 (senior member since 2011) and has enjoyed many different representations for reputed international societies such as the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society: founder and chair of the Genetic Fuzzy Systems Task Force (2004-2007); member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (2004-2013); member of the Graduate Student Research Grants sub-committee (2009-2011); elected member of the Administrative Committee (AdCom); member of the Outstanding Computational Intelligence Early Career Award sub-committee (2011-); and member of the Award Committee (2014-); among many others, as well as for the EUSFLAT Society: Treasurer (2005-2007) and Executive Board member (2005-07, 2009-2013). He has also been involved in the organization of many different conferences: IPC chair of IEEE EFS2006, GEFS2008 and ESTYLF2008; international co-chair of HIS2008; publicity co-chair of IEEE SCCI2009; finance co-chair of IFSA-EUSFLAT 2009; advisory board member of ISDA'09; evolutionary algorithms IPC area chair of IPMU2010; special session co-chair of 2010 IEEE CEC 2010 (WCCI 2010); Fuzzy image, speech, vision and signal processing IPC area chair of Fuzz-IEEE 2011; special session chair of Fuzz-IEEE 2013; program committe co-chair of IFSA2015, program committe co-chair of IEEE CEC 2015, and General Chair of Fuzz-IEEE 2016 (WCCI 2016).

His current main research interests are in the fields of: fuzzy rule-based systems; genetic fuzzy systems; fuzzy and linguistic modeling; evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimization and other metaheuristics; soft computing applications to different topics (medical image registration, forensic anthropology, assembly line balancing, information retrieval etc.); visual science maps design and mining; multiobjective graph-based data mining; and agent-based modeling, social networks, and their applications in marketing science.

 Last updated: October 24, 2014

Full Curriculum Vitae
List of Publications
Google scholar profile
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Ph.D. Graduates and Students
Edition and Organization Activities
SOCOVIFI project
Face2Skull software
Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems Research Group
European Centre for Soft Computing
R0D Brand Consultants
Prothius Industrial Engineering Chair