Doctoral studies

Presentation and general information

Doctoral studies: Presentation





The present PhD program in computer science is taught as such from the course 2000-2001. In fact nearly half of the courses currently offered are taught within the doctorate program of “Information technologies”, jointly with the Department of systems and automation engineering of this University. This is mainly due to the creation of the Department of computer science of the University of Valladolid dating of 1992, and it was from an excision of the Department of systems and automatic engineering, an array of studies of computer science at this University. In addition, in that period (1992-1999) number of doctors enough in the Department has been reached. to allow the implementation of a program's own doctorate computer. This period occurs, also, the creation and consolidation of the research groups participating in the doctoral program.

This source has made the creation of the doctoral program in computer science is conceived not starting from zero, but with the experience of having participated previously in another PhD program and maintaining a collaborative active between two doctoral programs, as evidenced by the existence of several courses offered in both doctoral programs. In fact, 9 courses of the current proposal (almost the 50% of the same) they are courses that come from or are still teaching in the doctoral program in information technology.

In addition to this, the doctoral program in computer science has been enriched by collaboration with research groups of foreign and national universities, as shown in the proposal is done.

Since its implementation the program has trained doctors who are accomplished teaching and research tasks in national centres and Ibero-American.

Although at first view this is a program coordinated and supported by a single Department, increasingly more doctoral programme is affirming ties of cooperation with other departments of the University and others, both domestic and foreign. Like this, all the guidelines that structure the program receives the visit of a visiting Professor.

Justification for its need

Justification for its need

The need for a Ph.d. program can be seen from two different levels. The first is the need for a doctoral program in itself, linked to some university studies. The second level emphasizes justify the existence of a specific PhD in computer science program. The existence of the doctoral programs is justified for several reasons:

  • Continuation of the studies with thesis more linked to the research lines of the Department without the constraints of the curriculum.
  • Through the doctoral research groups feed on and enriches the work carried out by these.
  • Allows to the Department. keep collaborations with other external entities through speakers invited from the program of doctorate or stays in other departments of doctoral students and researchers.

With respect to the justification of the doctoral program in computer science, several reasons may argue. The first is that any other doctoral program where doctors could form with profile of doctorate in Informatics necessary for good progress both academic and research computing studies there is no at the University of Valladolid.

In addition, in a geographical scope that transcends the own University of Valladolid, is offered to PhD students from other universities in the region, devoid of a typical of these features doctoral program program, the possibility of training in the third cycle within a doctoral program in computer science.

Like this, Ph.d. in computer science programme does not duplicate efforts and occupies a niche itself within the range of the doctorate in the University of Valladolid and other universities in the geographical environment.

Finally, This Ph.d. program is the only one that is taught in the school of computer engineering at the University of Valladolid. The delivery of third cycle studies at this school complete the offer of securities of the same.

Academic Committee

Academic Committee

Is formed by:

  • Pablo de la Fuente Redondo (Program Coordinator)
  • Valentín Cardeñoso Payo (Secretary of the Commission)
  • Carlos J. Alonso González
  • Fernando Díaz Gómez
  • Miguel Angel Laguna Serrano
  • Arturo González Escribano


  1. Admission of PhD students.
  2. Definition of the training activities of the doctorate.
  3. Indication of the complementary training to doctoral students.
  4. Allocation of tutors and directors of thesis.
  5. Monitoring activities of doctoral students.
  6. Adoption of proposals for defence of thesis.
  7. Review and improvement of the program in accordance with the quality guarantee system.

Research lines and equipment

Lines of Research

  1. Data mining and machine learning (GSI)
  2. Computer supported collaborative learning (GSIC)
  3. Digital libraries. Information retrieval. Web search (GRINBD)
  4. Text and XML documents compression (GRINBD)
  5. Virtual reality environments (ECA-SIMM)
  6. Software evolution and transformation. Refactoring (GIRO)
  7. Computational geometry (MOBIVAP)
  8. Multimodal interaction (ECA-SIMM)
  9. Speculative parallelization mechanisms and structured models of parallel and distributed programming (MOBIVAP)
  10. Genetic data mining and biological systems modelling (GSI y GRINBD)
  11. Modelling for reuse: metamodelling and domain specific languages (GIRO)
  12. Computational prosody (ECA-SIMM)
  13. Cache coherence protocols in parallel computers (MOBIVAP)
  14. Model-based reasoning (GSI)
  15. Knowledge-based systems for supervision and diagnosis (GSI)
  16. Legal Information systems (GRINBD)
  17. Biometric recognition techniques (ECA-SIM)
  18. Compression, indexing and applications on large data collections (GRINBD)
  19. Pervasive computation (GRINBD)

Participating groups

Participating research groups
Name Institution Lines of research UNESCO nomenclature (ISCED)
Recognized research group by
Number of researchers Director of the Group
Intelligent Systems Group UVA Intelligent Decision making support systems. Data mining. 1203.04
Consejo de Gobierno Universidad de Valladolid 6 doctors Dr. Carlos J. Alonso González
GIRO UVA Reuse and refactoring Consejo de Gobierno Universidad de Valladolid 4 doctors Miguel a.. Laguna
MOBIVAP UVA Mechanisms of parallelization Consejo de Gobierno Universidad de Valladolid 4 doctors Diego R. Llanos Ferraris
ECA-SIMM: Advanced Computing and Multimodal interaction systems environments UVA Person-Computer Interaction: Recognition and voice synthesis and prosodic and emotional aspects. Biometric recognition of people 1203.04
Consejo de Gobierno Universidad de Valladolid 5 doctors Valentín Cardeñoso Payo
GRINBD UVA Compression, indexing and applications on large collections of data. Digital libraries. Legal information systems. Pervasive computing Consejo de Gobierno Universidad de Valladolid 8 doctors Pablo de la Fuente Redondo

Relationship of theses read

Read thesis in 2016

Year 2016

Design and Evaluation of a Tread-Level Speculation Runtime Library
Mr. Álvaro Estébanez López
Director: Dr. Mr. Diego Rafael Llanos Ferraris
Date Reading: 13/01/2016
Document at UVADOC:

Read thesis in 2015

Year 2015

Parallel Approaches to Shortest-Path Problems for Multilevel Heterogeneous Computing
PhD student: Héctor Ortega Arranz
Directors: Diego Rafael Llanos Ferraris, Arturo Fernández Escribano
Date Reading: 15/10/2015 Mention “International Doctor”
Document at UVADOC:
Supporting General data Structures and Execution Models in Runtime Environments
PhD student: Javier Fresno Bausela
Director: Arturo Fernández Escribano
Date Reading: 21/09/2015 Mention “International Doctor”
Document at UVADOC:
Information Retrieval in Persian: Critical Review and Proposals for Improvement
PhD student: Mohammad Sadeghi Hassanabadi
Director: Jesús M. Vegas Hernandez
Date Reading: 19/10/2015
Document at UVADOC:
LeadFlow4LD: A method to represent computationally the flow of activities and the flow of data into scripts of situations of learning collaborative
PhD student: Luis Palomino Ramírez
Directors: Miguel Luis Bote Lorenzo, Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez
Date Reading: 24/11/2015
Document at UVADOC:

Read thesis in 2014

Year 2014

Binary RDF for Scalable Publishing, Exchanging and Consumption in the Web of Data
PhD student: Javier David Fernández García
Directors: Miguel Ángel Prieto Martínez, Pablo de la Fuente Redondo, Claudio Gallardo Gutiérrez - of the University of Chile (Santiago)-
Doctor in supervision with the University of Chile (Santiago)
Date of reading: 16/01/2014
Document at UVADOC:
Multimodal Interaction with virtual spaces
PhD student: Héctor Rodríguez Olmedo
Directors: Valentín Cardeñoso Payo, David Escudero Mancebo
Date of reading: 31/01/2014
Document at UVADOC:
Compile-Time Support for Thread-Level Speculation
PhD student: Sergio Aldea López
Directors: Diego Llanos Ferraris
Mention “International Doctor”
Date of reading: 18/07/2014
Document at UVADOC:
Hierarchical Transparent Programming for Heterogeneous Computing
PhD student: Yuri Torres de la Sierra
Directors: Arturo González Escribano, Diego Llanos Ferraris
Mention “International Doctor”
Date of reading: 09/05/2014

Read thesis in 2013

Year 2013

Evolutionary Framework for DNA Microarray Cluster Analysis
PhD student: José Antonio Castellanos Garzón
Directors: Fernando Díaz Gómez
Date of reading: 01/02/2013
Document at UVADOC:
Fault Diagnosis of Hibrid Systems with Dynamic Bayesian Networks and Hybrid Possible Conflicts
PhD student: Noemí Moya Alonso
Directors: Carlos J. Alonso González, Belarmino Pulido Junquera
Date of reading: 02/09/2013
Document at UVADOC:

Read thesis in 2012

Year 2012

Detection of defects in design through code metrics
PhD student: Carlos López Nozal
Directors: Yania Crespo Gonzalez-carvajal, Esperanza Manso Martínez
Date of reading: 19/12/2012
Document at UVADOC:
Analysis of interactions for dynamic detection and support participatory roles in environments CSCL applying techniques based on SNA
PhD student: José Antonio Marcos García
Directors: Ioannis Dimitriadis Mamoulis, Alejandra Martinez Monés
Date of reading: 16/03/2012
Document at UVADOC:

Read thesis in 2011

Year 2011

Refactoring Planing for desing smell correction in Object-Oriented Software
PhD student: Francisco Javier Pérez García
Directors: Yania Grespo Gonzalez-carvajal
Date of reading: 06/07/2011
I am a student, Implementation and evaluation of an intelligent tutor for learning computational logic based on models and supported in the knowledge
PhD student: José Alberto Maestro Prieto
Directors: María Aránzazu Simón Hurtado
Date of reading: 17/11/2011

Read thesis in 2010

Year 2010

Integration of IDF and DX Techniques within Consistency-Based Diagnosis
PhD student: Aníbal Bregón Bregón
Directors: Carlos J. Alonso González, Belarmino Pulido Junquera
Date of reading: 27/05/2010
Study and application of new methods of compression of text oriented words
PhD student: Miguel Ángel Prieto Martínez
Directors: Joaquín Adiego Rodríguez, Pablo de la Fuente Redondo
Date of reading: 11/06/2010
Use of dynamic handwritten signature for biometric recognition of people in practical scenarios
PhD student: Juan Manuel Pascual Gaspar
Directors: Valentín Cardeñoso Payo, Marcos Faúndez Zanuy
Date of reading: 25/01/2010

Read thesis in 2009

Year 2009

Access through web content strategies speaks
PhD student: Cesar Gonzalez Ferreras
Directors: Valentín Cardeñoso Payo
Date of reading: 17/07/2009
Multivariate time series data mining: Classification and clustering
PhD student: Oscar J. Prieto Izquierdo
Directors: Carlos J. Alonso González, Juan José Rodríguez Díaz
Date of reading: 14/04/2009

Relationship of graduates

Álvaro Estébanez López
Software Engineer at Brain-Tec AG since July of 2015.

Héctor Ortega Arranz
Engineer software in Biome Makers Inc. from March of 2016

Javier Fresno Bausela
Software Developer at Biome Makers Inc. from March of 2016

Mohammad Sadeghi Hassanabadi
Starting from 2017-2018 Professor in Guilan University (Iran)

Luis Palomino Ramírez
Computer Teacher at ITESM (Monterrey, Mexico) from 1993

Javier David Fernández García
FWFProject Staff Member at Institute for Information Business at
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from 2014

Héctor Rodríguez Olmedo
Researcher in information technologies applied to products, Buildings and smart cities in TECNALIA Research & Innovation since January of 2017. Earlier in Group Versia.

Sergio Aldea López
Researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd (London, GB) Since January of 2015

Noemí Moya Alonso
Engineer in computer science at GMV since July of 2013

News and notices


Program Coordinator:

Mr. Pablo de la Fuente Redondo (email) (web)