Last 13th November, our partner Juan Francisco Rodríguez Herrera defended his PhD thesis entitled High Performance Computing in Deterministic Global Optimization. It is the result of his research along his period as an FPU student.

It studies and analizes some key aspects regarding deterministic methods for solving global optimization problems by using parallel computing. Some operative research problems are particularly studied. The main goal is to take full benefit from modern super-computers. The thesis is focused on two deterministic and well-known global optimization methods: Branch & Bound and Dynamic Programming.

This thesis is available in the thesis section to everyone who is interested at it.


tesis juan herrera

The Science Week (Semana de la Ciencia) is an event organized by the University of Almeria in an attempt to bring science closer to people. Our research group exhibited various experiments focused on the new popular concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Stundents from diffenrent high schools came by during the Science Week, and they were very interested in the topic. On this workshop, the students were able to discover and play with systems developed to join the physical world to the virtual one.

Semana Ciencia 2015



Hardware resources for the Internet of Things (IoT)

They key elements involved in the concept of the "Internet of Things" are:

  • Sensors capable of capturing some kind of information from the physical world.
  • Low power consumption processors.
  • Interconnection between processors and sensors.

The students on the lab were invited to interact with different systems based on Raspberry Pi and Arduino combined with diverse kind of sensors. We also analyzed with them the structure of the systems and the technologies involved in their creation.

From the 23th to the 25th September, several members of our research group visited Cordoba to attend the Spanish Sarteco Conference. This conference is organized by the Society of Architecture and Computer Technology and encompasses three symposiums: Parallelism Conference (JP), Computing Reconfigurable Conference (JCRA) and Embedded Computing Conference (JCE).

The papers presented by the members of the research group are the following:

Jornadas Sarteco 2015

During the conference,  the first edition of the competition "T3M" (Your dissertation in 3 minutes) was carried out. In such competition, Gloria Ortega won the second prize. Congratulations!

As other times, we had the opportunity for networking.  We met other researchers with similar researching lines which resulted in the start point of future collaborations.

The photo gallery of the event was published in Galería Jornadas Sarteco 2015.

The conference was really interesting!

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