ARCO Research Group

University of Extremadura, SPAIN

Miguel A. Vega-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Accredited as Full Professor)
Profesor Titular de Universidad (Acreditado como Catedrático de Universidad)
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 580 publications, more than 100 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)

Reviewer of JCR-indexed Journals (more than 50 different journals, in alphabetical order): Ad Hoc Networks, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Applied Soft Computing, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, Cluster Computing, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computer Networks, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Computers & Operations Research, Concurrency and Computation - Practice & Experience, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Computations, Engineering Optimization, Entropy, Expert Systems with Applications, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Latin America Transactions, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IET Computers and Digital Techniques, Information Sciences, International Journal of Electronics, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 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 Systems Architecture, Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), Journal of ZUS-A, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Microelectronics Reliability, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Neurocomputing, Optimization Letters, Parallel Computing, Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Renewable Energy, Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial, Sensors, Soft Computing, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, etc.

Member of the Organizing or Program Committee of Conferences (more than 70 conferences, several years): International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms, International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Computational Intelligent, International Conference on Advances in Peer-to-Peer Systems, International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and Processing, International Conference on Data Engineering and Management, International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, International Symposium on Computers in Education, International Conference on Information Science and Technology, International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics, International Workshop on Cloud for Bio, International Workshop on High Performance and Programmable Networking, Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing and Applications, Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Algorithms, Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Workshop on Embedded Computing, Congress on Multicore and GPU Programming, 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)

Research Collaborations: List of Research Collaborations

R&D Transfers: List of R&D Transfers

Member of 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

Grid Computing and Supercomputing. Invited Professor. University of Leon (SPAIN). Master on Research in Cybernetics

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)

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: July 2015