Ramón López de Mántaras is a Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA). He has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley, USA, a PhD in Physics from the University of Toulouse, France, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Barcelona, Spain. López de Mántaras is a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI) in Spain and an invited plenary speaker at numerous international conferences. He is an editorial board member of several international journals, an ECCAI Fellow, and the recipient, among other awards, of the “City of Barcelona” Research Prize, the “2011 American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Award”, the 2012 “Spanish National Computer Science Award” from the Spanish Computer Society, and the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence (EurAI). He serves on a variety of panels and advisory committees for public and private institutions based in the USA and Europe.
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