Office number: D1.07

Faculty of Computer Science

A Coruña (Spain)

Assistant Professor at the University of A Coruña (UDC). I obtained my PhD in computer science in 2014 from UDC and in 2020 a MSc in Bioinformatics from the Open University of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona. During my PhD, I was also a visiting student at the University of Parma (supervisor: Dr. Stefano Cagnoni) and University of Bristol (supervisor: Dr. Colin Campbell). Before joining the UDC in 2018, I held a Juan de la Cierva - Formación (FJCI-2015-26071), a highly competitive research grant with a 13.46% success rate (in the Computer Science and Information Technology call) at the Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña. During this fellowship, I was also a visiting scholar at the Stanford University under the supervision of Dr. Christina Curtis.

I have participated in (9) research projects, some with journal publications indexed in the WOS (JCR) where I partipated mainly as the first author: CIMED (11), REGICC (6), 2DGel (9). Additionally, I have established strong and active international collaborations and I am a well-established researcher in the area, due to this, I led two special issues as guest editor in JCR journals with 19 verified editor records: Entropy and Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. I have published (31) research papers in JCR-ranked journals (16-Q1, 8-D1 and 11-Q2), (14) as first author, (11) as corresponding author and (18) without my thesis supervisors, (3) of them without authors of my own institution. Including high-impact journals: Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Genetic Selection Evolution or Journal of Cheminformatics. My research work has 411 citations up to now, reporting and h-index of 13 (source: Google Scholar). Currently, supervisor of (2) PhD students (4 publications as senior author) and I have supervised (2) Master students and (10) Bachelor students. I have reviewed 105 manuscripts in JCR-indexed journals.

My research line have been focused on cutting-edge, model-based, multidisciplinary research where the overarching goal is to foster research that connects computer science, bioinformatics and engineering. Particularly, I have developed applications within the convergence between biology and Machine Learning, following a data-driven approach for data integration in the analysis of complex relationships.