Sergio Santander-Jiménez

Sergio Santander-Jiménez received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Extremadura, Spain, in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Departament of Computer and Communications Technologies, Polytechnic School, University of Extremadura. Dr. Santander-Jiménez's research is focused on the proposal and evaluation of innovative algorithmic approaches for multi-objective optimization (nature-inspired metaheuristics, novel fitness assignment procedures, multi-domain searches) and their integration with parallel and distributed computing (inter-algorithm and intra-algorithm parallelization on multicore multiprocessors, computing clusters, hardware accelerators, etc.) to address time-consuming problems in bioinformatics and biomedicine (namely phylogeny reconstruction, protein encoding, and epistasis detection).

Dr. Santander-Jiménez has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications, also taking part in the organization of multiple international conferences on high-performance computing, computational intelligence, and bioinformatics. He has edited 3 special issues and served as a reviewer for over 30 international JCR-indexed journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Transactions on Computers, and Transactions on Cybernetics. He is one of the co-heads of the International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics (PBio), one of the reference venues for high-performance bioinformatics research.

Contact Address

Polytechnic School, University of Extremadura
Campus Universitario, s/n
10003 Caceres, Spain

Phone Number: +34-927257251
E-mail:sesaji AT


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