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Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València is a public, dynamic and innovative institution dedicated to research and teaching.



The Universitat Politècnica de València is a public, dynamic and innovative institution dedicated to research and teaching. Its community is currently made up of around 28,000 students, 2,500 teaching staff and researchers and 1,500 administration and service professionals, spread across its three campuses in Alcoi, Gandia and València. The UPV comprises 13 university centres, of which 9 are higher technical schools, 2 are faculties and another 2 are higher polytechnic schools. In addition, it has a Doctoral School and 3 affiliated centres (Florida University, Berklee College of Music and EDEM Business School).

VRAIN research institute in the UPV is composed by 110 researchers belonging to 8 research groups: Language Engineering and Form Recognition (ELiRF), Automata, Formal Languages and its Applications (ALFA), Extensions of Logic Programming (ELP), Machine Learning and Language Processing (MLLP), Computer Technology and Artificial Intelligence (GTIIA) and Multiparadigm Software Technology (MIST), the Research Center on Software Production Methods (PROS), and the Laboratory of interactive technologies (VertexLit) of the Universitat Politècnica de València. With more than 30 years of experience in different lines of research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the groups that make up VRAIN are national and international references in AI research and their results are supported by their extensive scientific production. In fact, with 110 researchers, VRAIN is one of the largest AI research centers in Spain.

VRAIN's research activity revolves around twelve main research areas: Natural Language Processing, Planning and Reasoning, Software Verification and Analysis, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Natural Computation, Computational Logic and Automatic Reasoning, Intelligent Agents and Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Privacy and Security, Information Systems Engineering, Software Engineering Testing, Autonomic Computing, Self-Adaptation and Human Interaction, and Genomic Data Science and Genomic Information Systems. These research areas are applied to the development of innovative applications in a large number of strategic sectors such as health, agriculture, industry, privacy/security, autonomous robots, services and energy, and environmental sustainability. These activities have been funded by more than 128 projects obtained through competitive funding, mainly from the European Union, but also from the National Research Plan, the Valencian Research Plan and Technology Transfer Projects. The total funding obtained since 2000 exceeds 18 million euros. VRAIN researchers in these fields have chaired the main Artificial Intelligence conferences (ECAI, AAMAS, EUMAS, IICAPS); and are board members of the main journals and organizations (EURAMAS, AEPIA). VRAIN has produced and continues to produce important scientific publications (more than 2,000 papers since then), many of which have been and are highly cited.


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