Dr. Javier Sanchez-Medina is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain.
Dr. Sanchez-Medina earned his Engineering Master Degree at the Telecommunications Faculty on 2002, and his PhD at the Computer Science Department on 2008. His PhD dissertation versed on the use of Genetic Algorithms, Parallel Computing and Cellular Automata based Traffic Microsimulation to optimize the Traffic Lights Programming within an Urban Traffic Network.
His research interests include mainly the application of Data Mining, Evolutionary Computation and Parallel Computing to Intelligent Transportation Systems, in particular to Traffic Modeling and Prediction.
Javier Sanchez-Medina has been volunteering for several years at many international conferences related to Intelligent Transportation, Computer Science, Evolutionary Computation, etc. He is reviewer for some Transportation
related journals like the IEEE ITSS Transactions, or the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
Since 2010, we has served for the IEEE ITS Society organizing the TBMO 2010 Workshop at ITSC2010, co-organizing the "Travel Behavior Research: Bounded Rationality and Behavioral Response" Special Session at ITSC2011, being Publications Chair at the IEEE FISTS2011, Registration Chair at the IEEE ITSC2012 and Workshops and Tutorials Chair for IEEE ITSC 2013, Panels Chair for IEEE VTC-Fall 2013, Program co-chair for IEEE ITSC2014 and IEEE ITSC2016, Publicity Chair for IEEE IV2017, Program Chair for IEEE ICVES 2017 and Program co-Chair for IEEE ITSC2018. He served as general chair for the IEEE ITSC2015, a record beating edition of IEEE ITSCs, hosted at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) on September 2015.
He has also contributed to the IEEE ITS Society as Founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE ITS Podcast from May 2013 to December 2016, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE ITS Newsletter during 2015 and 2016. He has recently been appointed as Vice President for Technical Activities for the IEEE ITS Society and President of its Spanish Chapter for the term 2017-2018. Before of that he served as Vice President of that Spanish Chapter during 2015 and 2016.
He has widely published his research with more than 30 international conference articles and more than 20 international journal articles and 3 research chapters, being the main author of more than half of them. He has also being keynote speaker at two conferences (ANT2017, SOLI2017) and distinguished lecturer at the IEEE ITSS Tunisian Chapter in November, 2016.