Enric Plaza, PhD
Position: Scientific Committee
Dr. Enric Plaza holds the position of Researcher at the IIIA-CSIC (Artificial Intelligence Institute of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research), where he is currently Head of the Intelligent Systems Department. He holds a title of Engineer in Computer Science by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, 1985) and a Ph. D in Artificial Intelligence (UPC, 1987). His research has spanned different areas of Artificial Intelligence, including knowledge acquisition and validation for expert systems, case-based reasoning, machine learning, and multiagent systems. He is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers in journals and conferences, and has worked on 14 international projects and 16 Spanish projects in Artificial Intelligence. He is also an ECCAI Fellow and has been appointed Chairman of several international conferences like EKAW-97, ICCBR-97, and ECML-2000. He was the first President of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) from 1994 to 1998 and Director of the ACIA Bulletin from 1998 to 2002.