Professor Jose Aguilar is a System Engineer graduated in 1987 from the Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela.
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; and of the International Technical Committee on Artificial Neural Networks of the IEEE-CIS
He has published more than 500 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 and ORCID. 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
Currently, he is Executive Secretary of the Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios en Informática (CLEI)