Ureña López, L. Alfonso
Prof. L. Alfonso Ureña is Full Professor of Computer Sciences at the Polytechnic School of Jaén, University of Jaén, Head of the Research Group in Intelligent Systems of Information Access
He received his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Granada, Spain (1991) and his PhD in Computer Science at the Technical school of computer science. University of Granada (2000).
Dr. Ureña currently holds several positions: a) Director of the SINAI Group b) Director of Thematic Research Network in TIMM (Tratamiento de Información Multilingüe y Multimodal). c) Deputy Director of the Polytechnic School of Jaén. University of Jaén. In this capacity Dr. Ureña helps administer the division, which currently contains about 300 people (2006-) d) Director of Computer Science Department of University of Jaén. (1997-2004). e) President of Society for Natural Language Processing (2006-). f) Editor-in-Chief Journal Natural Language Processing (2007-).
Prof. Ureña works in (applied) Natural Language Processing and related areas. His main research interest is Intelligent Search including Search Engines, Search Assistants, Natural Language Processing Tools for Text Mining and Retrieval, Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis, Relevant topics include Multilingual Information Access, Information Synthesis and Summarization, semantic networks (WordNets, lexical acquisition, web as corpus, word sense disambiguation, semantic web), web search engines (clustering and visualization of search results, portal search engines, vertical search engines). He has been supervisor of many Ph. D. thesis on computer Science. He has also been involved in hundreds of research papers in the field of Computer Science. He has taken part as a member in courts of thesis at national and international universities. Currently, he is leading a national reserch network of 150 investigators. He has also led many European, national and local reseach proyects as well as many contracts with different firms and specialized courses.