José Palma received a B.S. degree from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in 1990 and a Ph.D degree from the University of Murcia, Spain, in 1999, both on Computer Science. He is Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Information Engineering and Communications and the Computer Science School at the University of Murcia since 2000, but were being teaching in this department as Aggregate Professor since 1996. Prior to joining University of Murcia, he worked for 6 years in the Department of Computer Science and System at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has authored/co-authored various journal articles, book chapters and congress papers. His research activity is focused on medical informatics, specifically in intelligent data analysis, medical knowledge-based systems, clinical knowledge management and ambient intelligent applications. The main techniques used in this research are fuzzy-logic, knowledge-engineering methodologies, ontologies and temporal reasoning.
Currently, José Palma research activity is carried out within the AIKE reserach group (Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering). Also he belongs to the board of directors of the AEPIA (Spanish Assocation for Aritificial Intelligence) and is member of the IEEE Engnineering in Medicine and Biology Society. A continuous colaboration through different research projects has be stablished with the followings research groups: