The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is an external group of international experts in CITIC’s primary areas of research and expertise. Appointed by the Board of Directors in consultation with the Scientific Board, its role is to provide the centre with guidance and advice in relation to research programmes, scientific policy, and medium-term progress.

Francisco Tirado Fernández


Francisco Tirado Fernández is a professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at the Complutense University of Madrid Department of Computer Architecture and Automation. In addition to his teaching and research activities, he has also held numerous administrative positions, including: coordinator of the National Planning and Assessment Agency (ANEP), director of the National R&D Plan, Vice-President for Research and director of the Centre for Supercomputing at Complutense University of Madrid, and director of the Madrid Science Park.

Petia Radeva


Petia Radeva is an expert in the field of image processing and artificial intelligence. She is a professor of Deparment of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Barcelona, director of the research group “Computer Vision and Machine Learning”, coordinator of the Perceptual Computing Laboratory (BCNPCL) at the University of Barcelona, and director of the Medical Imaging Laboratory (MILab) at the Computer Vision Centre

Antonio Bahamonde Rionda


Antonio Bahamonde Rionda is a professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Oviedo. The main focus of his research is in the area of Automatic Learning. He has also held management positions in numerous scientific associations, and served as president of the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Association (AEPIA) and vice-president of the Spanish Computer Science Society (SCIE). He is currently coordinator of the Computer Science and Information Technology section of the National Planning and Assessment Agency (ANEP).

Aurélio Campilho


Aurelio Campilho is a senior lecturer in Computer and Electronic Engineering at the University of Porto and the coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (C-BER) of the Institute for Computer, Technology and Science Systems and Engineering (INESC TEC). His main research interests include biomedical engineering, medical imaging analysis, image processing, and computer vision. He is the president of the International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR).

Asunción Gómez Pérez


Asunción Gómez Pérez is a professor and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and PhD Studies at the Technical University of Madrid. Her main areas of interest and international research impact include ontology engineering, semantic web, linked data, multilingual information, and knowledge management. She is an academician of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) since April 2022.

Nuria Oliver


Nuria Oliver is a telecommunications engineer, with a PhD from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab. She is the director of Data Science Research at Vodafone, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance, IEEE and ACM Fellow, and a permanent member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. Her research focuses on computational models of human behaviour, artificial intelligence, mobile computing, and big data.

Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa


Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa is a telecommunications engineer and senior lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He was the coordinator of the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 COMONSENS project, which brought together over 135 researchers from ten universities. From 2010 to 2014 he coordinated the Communications and Electronic Technology section of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) National Research Plan.

Miguel Toro Bonilla


Miguel Toro Bonilla is a professor of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Seville. He has served as the director of the University of Seville Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer (OTRI), and managing director of Research, Technology and Business for the Regional Government of Andalusia. He has been president of the Spanish Computer Science Society (SCIE). He also works with a number of regional and state agencies for the assessment of R&D&I projects, research institutes, and research activities generally.

Emery Neal Brown


Emery Neal Brown is a statistician, neuroscientist and anesthesiologist. He is a professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a practicing anesthesiologist. At MIT he is a professor of Medical Engineering and professor of Computational Neuroscience, the associate director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the director of the Harvard–MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology.

Javier Díaz Bruguera


Javier Díaz Bruguera is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Santiago de Compostela and head of design engineering at ARM in the UK since 2015. His research interests are on computer arithmetic (floating-point arithmetic, algorithms and architectures, elementary functions, cryptography, accurate arithmetic, decimal arithmetic) and computer architecture (transactional memory, functional units, manycore architectures).

Rui Carlos Oliveira


Rui Carlos Oliveira is an associate professor with Habilitation at the Informatics Department of the University of Minho. He is member of the Board of Directors of INESC TEC, director of the Minho Advanced Computing Centre, and co-director of the UT Austin Portugal program. His main research contributions have been in the field of fault-tolerant distributed agreement and epidemic communication algorithms and in the conception, development and assessment of dependable database systems.