SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellow Seminar Series

Professor Enrique Alba of University of Malaga will be visiting Robert Gordon and Stirling Universities during July and August 2021.

During his visit to Scotland, Professor Alba will give three talks open to all SICSA members. These will all be held virtually due to ongoing COVID restrictions. Attendance can be booked for free through the links in the table below.

Date Event Title Host and Event Link
Weds 28th July Seminar:

Perspectives on Evolutionary Computing: Achievements and Challenges


Robert Gordon University


Weds 4th August Seminar:

Intelligent Systems for Smart Cities

University of Stirling



Weds 11th August Digital Subsea Workshop: Industry Optimisation for Net Zero Robert Gordon University



Prof. Alba will be physically visiting both universities during the period and can be available for individual academic exchange with SICSA academics and in particular research students in the area of optimisation and learning. Please contact the organisers for availability.

Short Bio

Prof. Enrique Alba had his degree in engineering and PhD in Computer Science in 1992 and 1999, respectively, by the University of Málaga (Spain). He works as a Full Professor in this university with varied teaching duties: data communications, distributed programming, software quality, and also evolutionary algorithms, bases for R+D+i and smart cities, both at graduate and master/doctoral programs. Prof. Alba leads an international team of researchers in the field of complex optimization/learning with applications in smart cities, bioinformatics, software engineering, telecoms, and others.

In addition to the organization of international events (ACM GECCO, IEEE IPDPS-NIDISC, IEEE MSWiM, IEEE DS-RT, smart-CT…) Prof. Alba has offered dozens postgraduate courses, more than 70 seminars in international institutions, and has directed many research projects (9 with national funds, 7 in Europe, and numerous bilateral actions). Also, Prof. Alba has directed 12 projects for innovation in companies (OPTIMI, Tartessos, ACERINOX, ARELANCE, TUO, INDRA, AOP, VATIA, EMERGIA, SECMOTIC, ArcelorMittal, ACTECO, CETEM, EUROSOTERRADOS) and has worked as invited professor at INRIA, Luxembourg, Ostrava, Japan, Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, and Mexico.

He is editor in several international journals and book series of Springer-Verlag and Wiley, as well as he often reviews articles for more than 30 impact journals. He is included in the list of most prolific DBLP authors, and has published 130 articles in journals indexed by ISI, 11 books, and hundreds of communications to scientific conferences. He is included in the top five most relevant researchers in Informatics in Spain (according to ISI), and is the most influent researcher of UMA in engineering (webometrics), with 14 awards to his professional activities. Pr. Alba’s H index is 62, with more than 18,000 cites to his work.


Prof. John McCall, Robert Gordon University.

Dr. Alexander Brownlee, University of Stirling.


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