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  MOLINA CARMONA, RAFAEL

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MOLINA CARMONA, RAFAEL

Personal data

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Current professional activity

Position:
PROFESOR/A TITULAR UNIVERSIDAD
Dept.
Institutes:
I.U. INVESTIGACION INFORMATICA
Groups:
UNESCO Code:
120309 - Diseño con ayuda de ordenador
120305 - Sistemas automatizados de producción
120310 - Enseñanza con ayuda de ordenador
120304 - Inteligencia artificial
1203 - CIENCIÈS DE LA COMPUTACIÓ

Academic background

  • Premio Extraodinario de Doctorado
    Escuela Politécnica Superior. Universidad de Alicante (22/12/2004)
  • Doctorado en Ingeniería Informática.
    Escuela Politécnica Superior. Universidad de Alicante. (29/07/2002)
  • Licenciado en Informática.
    Facultad de Informática. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. (15/09/1994)

Graduate in Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Doctorate in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Alicante, with the unanimous qualification of "Cum Laude", and Extraordinary Doctorate Award in 2004.

He is currently an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He heads the "Smart Learning, Intelligent Technologies for Learning" research group. He has held the positions of Department Secretary between 2002 and 2008, and Department Director between 2008 and 2012.

He is head of the Education Laboratory of the Scientific Unit for Business Innovation "Ars Innovatio", of the Valencian Agency for Innovation at the University of Alicante.

He is part of GTI4U, a team of researchers and IT professionals from different universities, at an international level, for research and implementation of IT governance systems and digital transformation in universities. He is a member of the Santander-UA Chair of Digital Transformation and is a member of AENUI, Association of University Teachers of Computer Science.

He has been an evaluator of research projects at the National Agency for Evaluation and Foresight (ANEP) and the Valencian Agency for Evaluation and Foresight (AVAP).

As a member of the "I3A, Industrial Computing and Artificial Intelligence" research group in the first instance, and as head of the "Smart Learning" group subsequently, he has participated in seven national and regional projects, of which he has been Principal Researcher on two. He has been a member of the research team in two European projects, and has been Principal Researcher in three research contracts with companies and other institutions, and has participated in another six agreements.

As a teacher, he has participated in more than 30 Teaching Innovation projects, being one of the promoters of the Multimedia Engineering Project Based Learning experience, one of the most powerful experiences of PBL at national level.

As a member of GTI4U, he is a member of the research team of the last two editions of UNIVERSITIC, a report on the state of the Spanish University System in relation to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), carried out for the ICT Sector of Crue Universidades Españolas. He is co-author of the Digital Maturity Model for Universities (MD4U), a reference framework for measuring the digital maturity of the Spanish University System and other European and Latin American systems.

His research interests are mainly the applications of Artificial Intelligence in different fields: computer-aided design and manufacturing, learning, education and IT governance. His early work focused on Artificial Intelligence applied to computer-aided design and manufacturing, spatial reconstruction and grammatical models for the generation of virtual worlds. He has published more than 20 works and supervised three PhD theses in this field.

He is currently developing a line of research on technology-enhanced learning and education, including video games, gamification, learning analytics, intelligent learning systems and information representation. He has co-authored over 15 articles and co-directed 2 PhD theses in this field.

He has supervised a total of seven PhD theses, and has published 38 papers in high impact scientific journals, 29 book chapters in scientific publishers, 4 research books, a teaching manual and has participated with more than 80 papers in national and international congresses and conferences related to his research and teaching.