Professor Jose Aguilar is a System Engineer graduated in 1987 from the Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. He got a M. Sc. degree in Computer Sciences in 1991 from the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse-France, and a Ph. D degree in Computer Sciences in 1995 from the Université Rene Descartes, Paris-France.
He completed post-doctorate studies at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Houston, United States, between 1999 and 2000; and another postdoctoral stay in the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS), between 2010 and 2011.
Titular Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Universidad de Los Andes and researcher at the Microcomputer and Distributed Systems Center (CEMISID) at the same university. Member as Individual Number, Armchair 16, in the area of Physical, Mathematical, Natural, Chemical, Health and Technology Sciences, of the Mérida Science Academy.
He has published more than 600 papers and 9 books, in the field of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence, Industrial Automation, Science and Technology Management, etc. referenced in Google Scholar, ORCID, and Scopus, among other indixes. He has been a visiting research/professor in different universities and laboratories in the world. He has been President of Scientific Committees of several conferences, such as the Latin American Informatics Conference XXXX (CLEI 2014), held in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2014.
He was head of the Department of Computer Science, School of Systems Engineering, University of Los Andes from 2011 to 2014, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Applied Science of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Los Andes from 2012 to 2016, President of the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology in Mérida (Fundacite Mérida) from 2001 to 2007, and of the National Center for Research and Development in Free Technologies (CENDITEL) from 2006 tol 2008. Also, he was Prometeo Researcher since 2014 to 2017 at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja and Yachay-EP, in Ecuador. He was Executive Secretary of the Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios en Informática (CLEI), 2016-2020; and member of the International Technical Committee on Artificial Neural Networks of the IEEE-CIS, 2010-2018.
Currently, he is the President of the Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios en Informática (CLEI). In addition, he is a Retired Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes of Venezuela, and a Contracted Professor at the Universidad de EAFIT in Colombia. Also, he is a LAAS Research Fellows in Toulouse, France. Finally, he has an MSCA postdoctoral scholarship from the GOT ENERGY TALENT program of Horizon 2020 of the European Union at the Universidad de Alcalá, from October 2020 to 2022.
He has a channel on youtube, with recordings of seminars, lectures and virtual classes, and leads the international research group on Artificial Intelligence Tepuy. The list of his PhD students is on the Mathematics Genealogy Project.