Juan Carlos Nieves Sánchez

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  I am an associate professor (Docent) and a senior researcher (in Theoretical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence) at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University (UMU) (Sweden). I am co-leader of the Interactive and Intelligent Systems group and an affiliated member of the Responsible Artificial Intelligence group. My research is mainly focused on Formal Reasoning Methods for intelligent systems.




Research Interests:


April, 2018: Docent in Computer Science

                Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Nov, 2008: Ph. D. in Artificial Intelligence - (The Mathematics Genealogy Project )

                Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC),  Barcelona, Spain

June, 2006: Diploma of Advanced Studies on Artificial Intelligence

                Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC),  Barcelona, Spain



Other teaching

PhD supervision

  • Roberto Confalonieri: The Role of Preferences in Logic Programming: Nonmonotonic Reasoning, User Preferences, Decision under Uncertainty. In the Artificial Intelligence Ph.D. program of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, December 2011, (Co-adviser Javier Vázquez-Salceda )
  • Esteban Guerrero Rosero: Representing and Reasoning about Complex Human Activities - an Activity-Centric Argumentation-Based Approach. In the Computer Science Ph.D. program of Umeå University, Sweden, June 2016, (Co-adviser Helena Lindgren )
  • Chunli Yan: Developing digital support for learning and diagnostic reasoning in clinical practice . In the Computer Science Ph.D. program of Umeå University, Sweden, September 2018, (Co-adviser Helena Lindgren )

Ongoing Research Projects

Project: COST Action: CA17124 - Digital forensics: evidence analysis via intelligent systems and practices (2018-2022).
Project type: H2020 European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Project: A European AI On Demand Platform and Ecosystem.
Project type: H2020 AI4EU - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Past Research Projects

Project: The Kempe Foundations - Autonomous systems that recognise, explain, and predict complex human activities (2017-2019).
Project type: The Kempe Foundations, Research foundation.

Project: Nordic Telemedicine Center - The aim of the project is to establish a multi professional competence center in telemedicine to gather knowledge and increase mutual learning among health-care staff, researchers and companies (2015-2018).
Project type: Botnia-Atlantica, European Regional Development Fund.

Project: ACKTUS - Activity-Centred Modelling of Knowledge and Interaction Tailored to Users.
Project type: Swedish Research Project.

Project: SMARTGRID- ENERGOS - Technologies for automated and intelligent management of power distribution networks of the future (2010-2012).
Project type: CENIT project.

Project: PARKINECTIS - Electromobility Living Lab - Accelerating knowledge acquisition about electric vehicle.
Project type: Industrial Research Project (ACC1Ó program of the government of Catalunya-Spain)

Project: Management of Urban Wastewater Systems.
Project type: Local Project supported by KEMLG (UPC) and LIQUIA (University of Girona).

Project: ALIVE - Coordination, Organisation and Model Driven Approaches for Dynamic, Flexible, Robust Software and Services Engineering (2008-2010).
Project type: European Project.

Project: ASPIC - Argumentation Service Platform with Integrated Components (2004-2007).
Project type: European Project.


Reviewer of the following journals