ARCO Research Group

University of Extremadura, SPAIN

Miguel A. Vega-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Accredited as Full Professor since 12-February-2014)
Profesor Titular de Universidad (Acreditado como Catedrático de Universidad desde el 12-Febrero-2014)
ARCO Research Group
University of Extremadura, SPAIN


Full Address

Dept. Technologies of Computers & Communications (TC2)

University of Extremadura

Escuela Politecnica. Campus Universitario s/n

10003 Caceres. SPAIN

Phone: +34-927-257263 — Fax: +34-927-257187




Research Interests: Parallel and Distributed Computing, Multiobjective Optimization, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Computation, Bioinformatics, Reconfigurable and Embedded Computing

Scientific Publications (more than 660 publications, more than 130 JCR-indexed journal papers): List of Publications

Participation in Research Projects (as coordinator or researcher): List of Research Projects

Editor of JCR-indexed Journals: Journal of Systems Architecture (Area Editor, January 2008-At present), Microprocessors & Microsystems (Editorial Board, March 2004-December 2007), Journal of Universal Computer Science (Editorial Board, December 2006-At present)

Evaluator of Spanish and International Research Projects (France, Poland, and Chile)

Referee for the Promotion to the Tenured Rank of Associate Professor of different Universities in Spain and Pakistan

Reviewer of JCR-indexed Journals (more than 70 different journals, in alphabetical order): Ad Hoc Networks, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Algorithms for Molecular Biology, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Sciences, Applied Soft Computing, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Review, BioSystems, Cluster Computing, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Computer Networks, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Computers & Operations Research, Concurrency and Computation - Practice & Experience, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Computations, Engineering Optimization, Entropy, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Future Generation Computer Systems-The International Journal of eScience, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Latin America Transactions, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IET Computers and Digital Techniques, Information Sciences, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, International Journal of Electronics, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Journal of Sensors, Journal of Supercomputing, Journal of Systems Architecture, Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), Journal of ZUS-A, MATCH - Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry, Materials & Design, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Microelectronics Reliability, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Neural Computing & Applications, Neurocomputing, Ocean Engineering, Optimization Letters, Parallel Computing, Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Renewable Energy, Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Sensors, Soft Computing, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, etc.

Member of the Organizing or Program Committee of Conferences (more than 90 conferences, several years, in alphabetical order): Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Algorithms, Congress on Multicore and GPU Programming, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms, International Conference on Advances in Peer-to-Peer Systems, International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology, International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, International Conference on Data Engineering and Management, International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, International Conference on Information Science and Technology, International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Computational Intelligent, International Symposium on Computers in Education, International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and Processing, International Workshop on Cloud for Bio, International Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on High Performance and Programmable Networking, International Workshop on Internet of Things - Improving the Quality of Human Life - Applications Showcase, International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on Smart Green Systems, Technologies and Approaches, Workshop on Embedded and Reconfigurable Computing, Workshop on Embedded Computing, Workshop on Ethics and University, Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing and Applications, etc.

Supervised Ph.D. Theses: Jose M. Granado-Criado (February-2009), Beatriz Paniagua (December-2010), Jose M. Chaves-Gonzalez (June-2011), Marisa da Silva Maximiano (September-2011), Antonio Gomez-Iglesias (November-2011), David L. Gonzalez-Alvarez (June-2013), Alvaro Rubio-Largo (July-2013), Miguel Cardenas-Montes (October-2014), Sonia Maria Almeida da Luz (February-2015), Maria Arsuaga-Rios (February-2015), Maria Boton-Fernandez (March-2015), Victor Berrocal-Plaza (January-2016), Sergio Santander-Jimenez (January-2016)

Research Collaborations: List of Research Collaborations

R&D Transfers: List of R&D Transfers

Founder and Member of spin-off SENSOLOG S.L.

Membership to Research Networks: List of Research Networks



Head and Academic Secretary of the Department Technologies of Computers & Communications (University of Extremadura, in different periods, January 2009-March 2011 and May 2015-At present)



Professor in the Computer Architecture and Technology Area. Dept. Technologies of Computers & Communications. Univ. of Extremadura

More than 20 teaching innovation projects

Referee for teaching positions

Computer Architecture. Bachelor on Computer Engineering. University of Extremadura

High Performance/Throughput Computing. Master on Computer Science. University of Extremadura

Advanced Computing. Bachelor on Telecommunication Engineering of Sound and Image. University of Extremadura

Doctoral Program on Computer Engineering. University of Extremadura & University of Vigo

Invited Professor. University of Leon (SPAIN). Doctoral Program on Intelligent Systems in Engineering (2003-2009)

Invited Professor. Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PORTUGAL). Doctoral Program on Informatics Technologies (2006-2009)

Invited Professor. University of Leon (SPAIN). Master on Research in Cybernetics (2010-2015)

Invited Professor. Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (PORTUGAL). Bachelor on Computer Engineering (2016)

Developer of Simulators for Educational Purpose: SMPCache, PipeSim


Mentions and Awards

Best Paper. 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. IEEE. 2011

Best Paper. 5th Iberian Grid Infrastructure Conference. Netbiblo. 2011

Best Paper. International Conference on Evolutionary Computation. INSTICC. 2009

Best Paper. 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. LNCS (Springer). 2008

Best Ph.D. Thesis. University of Extremadura.  Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. 2003

Best Academic File in Sciences. University of Extremadura / ARGENTARIA, SPAIN. 1998

Best Student in Computer Science. Master Degree. University of Extremadura. 1998

"Marcelo Rivas" Award. Best Academic File in Computer Science. University of Extremadura / Caja de Extremadura, SPAIN. 1997

Best Academic File in Sciences. University of Extremadura / ARGENTARIA-BEX, SPAIN. 1996

Best Student in Computer Science. Bachelor Degree. University of Extremadura. 1996

Last Update: January 2017