Founder and former Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. Master of Sciences in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley, PhD in Physics from the University of Toulouse (France), and PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Barcelona.

A pioneer of Artificial Intelligence in Spain. EurAI Fellow and recipient, among other awards, of the "AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Award", the "IJCAI Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award", and the “2018 National Research Award in Mathematics and ICT” of the Spanish Government.