Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
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I received my BsC. and PhD. in Biology from the University of Alicante, Spain, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. After my PhD. I moved to Duke University (USA) as a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow (2003-2005). In 2005 I moved to Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), Madrid, Spain, first as a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher and since 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Albeit not narrowed to a particular topic, my scientific career has been mostly devoted to understanding how dryland ecosystems work, and how they are responding to the ongoing global change. My research uses a wide variety of tools (field observations and experiments, laboratory work and modeling) and biotic communities (vascular plants, biological soil crusts and soil microorganisms) and is being carried out at multiple scales. I am (or have been) a member of the Editorial Boards of seven international scientific journals and of one Spanish journal. As the principal investigator of the @Maestrelab at URJC I have supervised six PhD. theses, 25 undergraduate/MsC. theses and eight post-doctoral stays so far. In 2009 I was awarded with a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (BIOCOM project), and in 2013 I was awarded with the Prize for young researchers working in the life sciences awarded by the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. I also obtained in 2014 a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and the "Miguel Catalán" prize for young scientists from the Regional Government of Madrid. In February 2015 I was awarded with a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (BIODESERT project).
I received his M.S. Degree in Physics from the Universidad de Extremadura - UEx (Spain) in 1998 and my Ph.D. Degree from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - URJC in 2005. I am an associate professor in the URJC. My main research interests focus on the interface among Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Operations Research.
I am Associate Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor) at the Grupo de Sistemas y Comunicaciones (GSyC) at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). I earned my PhD in 2006 on Empirical Software Engineering Research on Free/Open Source Software. I mainly do research in following two fields: (1) Software engineering: I am specialized in software analytics of Open Source Software systems. My primary focus is on mining software repositories, socio-technical issues such as community metrics, software evolution, and development effort estimation. (2) Computational thinking (CT): I investigate the effect of using coding as a way to help students learn beyond coding. I also work on how the development of CT skills can be assessed.
Eloy S. Sanz-Pérez obtained his Ph.D. degree (2013) from the University Rey Juan Carlos while studying under Professors Guillermo Calleja and Raúl Sanz. In 2010 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) and at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Nottingham with Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer. He also held a postdoctoral position at Georgia Tech under Professor Christopher W. Jones in 2016.
His research interests include solar energy storage and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, namely, the adsorption of CO2 by mesostructured siliceous materials functionalized with amino groups. He is coauthor of 15 publications in indexed journals (h=10) and 28 contributions to conference proceedings. He is also a reviewer for more than 20 international journals.
Dr. Sanz-Pérez has been awarded the Nicklin Medal (2017) of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), an early careers award to promising young engineering researchers, the EFCE Excellence Award in Fluid Separations in 2014 by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), the PTECO2 prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis on Capture and Carbon Storage Technologies (CAC) of the Spanish Technological Platform CO2 (PTECO2), and the Extraordinary Prize of Doctorate of the University Rey Juan Carlos.
He is also a Member of Academic Associations, such as the Sociedad Española de Catálisis (Spanish Catalysis Society) since 2007, the Real Sociedad Española de Química (Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry) since 2013, and the Asociación Madrileña de Ingenieros Químicos (Madrilian Association of Chemical Engineers) since 2013, of which he is Vice President since 2015.
I am Associate Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid). My main research areas is tropical ecology, with a particular focus on plant community ecology, including functional and phylogenetic approaches to the analysis of biodiversity. I also have active collaborations in the field of pest research, mostly population dynamics in forest pests and biological control in agrosystems. I am passionate about data analyses, programming and statistics.