Iñaki Fernández Pérez holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Lorraine, France, since 2017. He obtained a Master in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the same university (2013), and a degree as Technical Computer Science Engineer, Systems Specialty, from the University of Valladolid (Spain) in 2010, for which he received the Extraordinary Award in the pursuit of studies. Since 2010, Iñaki Fernández has worked in a number of public and private institutions, including INRIA, France (French National Research Institute in Computer Science and its applications), Toulouse Paul Sabatier University, France, Lorraine University, France, Keele University, UK, or AIR Institute, Spain.
He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at University of Salamanca.
He has published more than 15 papers and scientific articles in international conferences and journals, and, on a recurrent basis, he is member of the program committee of several venues,
particularly the Artificial Life journal and conferences, and the Genetic and Evolutionary Conference (GECCO). He was vicechair of the ERA - Emergent Researches in Artificial Life group, that is, the student and postdoc group from the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). Iñaki has had an important involvement in teaching activities since 2012, having taught a number of subjects in Computer Engineering and Cognitive Sciences, at both undergraduate and master levels, focusing in software development, databases, web technologies and logic and AI, among other subjects. He has coordinated study plans and supervised students in research labs and as professional internship liaison.
His research focus is set in Artificial Intelligence, particularly Machine Learning, Artificial Life, Markov Decision Processes and Evolutionary Computation, with techniques applied to Collective and Swarm Robotics, Biological simulations and Complex Networks.