Andres Iglesias Web Site


  Associate Professor, University of Cantabria

Contact Information:

Address

Dpt. of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences 
University of Cantabria
E.T.S.I. de Caminos, Canales y Puertos 
Avda. de los Castros, s/n 
Santander, C.P. 39005, SPAIN 

Phone:  +34-942-202062
Fax:      +34-942-201703 
e-mail: iglesias@unican.es
Web Site: http://personales.unican.es/iglesias                                         See my YouTube channel here  click on here

About me:

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My full name is Andres Iglesias Prieto (yes, two family names - from my father and mother - as usual in Spain). I am Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences of the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. I have recently been the Head of Department for a four-years term (July 2008-July 2012), the second largest department in our University with a teaching academic staff of 63 members. I have also been its Postgraduate Studies Coordinator for almost seven years (Nov. 2005-July 2012). During this period, our Ph.D. program was awarded with the Mencion de Calidad (Quality Award) of the Spanish Ministry of Education, a distinction for the best Ph.D. official programs in the country. We got this recognition in 2005 and renewed it every year until 2010. That year, we adapted our new Master+Doctorate program to the European Area of Higher Education. The new program has been recently awarded with the Mencion de Excelencia (Excellence Award), an upgrade over the previous Quality Award, as it is awarded to a very restricted set of Ph.D. programs with the very best standards of quality. I am also the leader of the Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling research group.

I received my B.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1992 and my Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics in 1995, both at the University of Cantabria. My thesis was about functional equations (see my book on this topic). I also worked in chaotic dynamical systems, fractals, symbolic computation (I co-authored the first book in Spanish about Mathematica, currently in its third edition), artificial intelligence and, more recently, computer-aided geometric design (CAGD) and computer graphics. So far, I have published 122 international papers on different topics and 13 books (1 by Elsevier, 6 by Springer-Verlag, 3 by IEEE CS Press, 2 by Thomson Publishers). For more details, go to the "Publications" link above.

I have been chairman and organizer of 38 international events on computer graphics and symbolic computation, including the conferences ICMS'2006 (over 100 attendees) and ICCSA'2011 (more than 300 attendees). I have also been steering committee member of 11 international conferences and program committee member of 145 international conferences and workshops.

I have been reviewer of 131 international conferences. I have also reviewed 74 international papers (52 ISI-indexed papers) submitted to 38 scientific journals (26 ISI-indexed journals). In addition, I served as Scientific Expert Evaluator for research institutions such as (among others) National Science Foundation (USA) and the European Research Agency-ERA (7th. Framework Programme funded by the European Commission) along with other public research agencies in countries such as Canada, Cyprus, Iceland and Spain. For more details, go to the "Reviews" link above.

I have been a University teacher for over 20 years. During that time, I taught 14 different subjects in 10 different undergraduate degrees, mostly in Engineering, totaling about 277 credits. I also taught about 58 credits in postgraduate courses in 12 different postgraduate programs in 5 countries. Evaluation results of my teaching activity are amongst the very best in my university, well within the top 10%. These good results are also obtained regularly, regardless of the subject being taught and the degree and year in which it is taught. For more details, go to the "Teaching" link above.

I am a Committee Member of the IFIP Technical Committee 5- Information Technology Applications, Workgroup 5.10 - Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds.

Research lines:

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    CURRENT RESEARCH LINES:

   * Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD)
   * Soft Computing for Geometric Modeling
        Curve Reconstruction
        Surface Reconstruction
   * Artificial Intelligence for Computer Graphics
        Behavioral Animation of Synthetic Agents in Virtual 3D Worlds


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PAST RESEARCH LINES: (although I still work in those fields occasionally):

   * Chaotic Dynamical Systems
        Control of Chaos
        Synchronization of chaotic system
        Applications to secure communications
   * Fractals
        Iterated Function Systems (IFS)
        Applications to fractal compression
   * Symbolic Computation
        Computer Algebra Systems and Algorithms


My (unfortunately, quite incomplete) publication list in DBLP here. A more complete version in my click on here channel here

Most recent publications:

Applied Soft Computing cover A New Iterative Mutually-Coupled Hybrid GA-PSO Approach for Curve Fitting in Manufacturing (2013)
A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias
Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 1491-1504.
Impact Factor (ISI): 2.194 (2012). Position: 23 out of 114 (Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 7

Information Sciences cover Particle swarm optimization for non-uniform rational B-spline surface reconstruction from clouds of 3D data points (2012)
A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias
Information Sciences, Vol. 192, Issue 1, pp. 174-192.
Impact Factor (ISI): 3.643 (2012). Position: 6 out of 132 (Computer Science, Information Systems)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 15

Information Sciences cover Iterative two-step genetic-algorithm-based method for efficient polynomial B-spline surface reconstruction (2012)
A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias
Information Sciences, Vol. 182, Issue 1, pp. 56-76.
Impact Factor (ISI): 3.643 (2012). Position: 6 out of 132 (Computer Science, Information Systems)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 23

Computer-Aided Design cover Efficient Particle Swarm Optimization Approach for Data Fitting with Free Knot B-splines (2011)
A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias
Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 43, Issue 12, pp. 1683-1692.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.264 (2012). Position: 31 out of 105 (Computer Science, Software Engineering)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 11

Other selected publications:

Future Generation Computer Systems cover Symbolic/numeric Analysis of Chaotic Synchronization with a CAS (2007)
A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias
Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 727-733.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.864 (2012). Position: 10 out of 100 (Computer Science, Theory & Methods)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 6

computers-and-graphics cover Some applications of scalar and vector fields to geometric processing of surfaces (2005)
J. Puig-Pey, A. Gálvez, A. Iglesias, J. Rodríguez, P. Corcuera, F. Gutiérrez
Computers & Graphics, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 723-729.
Impact Factor (ISI): 0.794 (2012). Position: 66 out of 105 (Computer Science, Software Engineering)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 8

Future Generation Computer Systems cover Computer Graphics for Water Modeling and Rendering: A Survey (2004)
A. Iglesias
Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1355-1374.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.864 (2012). Position: 10 out of 100 (Computer Science, Theory & Methods)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 25

Future Generation Computer Systems cover Functional Networks for B-spline Surface Reconstruction (2004)
A. Iglesias, G. Echevarría, A. Gálvez
Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1337-1353.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.864 (2012). Position: 10 out of 100 (Computer Science, Theory & Methods)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 34

Physics Letters A cover Synchronizing chaotic systems with positive conditional Lyapunov exponents by using convex combinations of the drive and response systems (1998)
J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias
Physics Letters A, Vol. 239, Num. 3, pp. 174-180.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.766 (2012). Position: 25 out of 83 (Physics, Multidisciplinary)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 10

Physics Letters A cover A Mathematica Package for the Analysis and Control of Chaos in Nonlinear Systems (1998)
J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias
Computing in Science & Engineering, Vol. 12, Issue 6, pp. 608-619.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.729 (2012). Position: 32 out of 99 (Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 7

ACM TOG cover Some characterizations of families of surfaces using functional equations (1997)
E. Castillo, A. Iglesias
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 16, Num. 3, pp. 296-318.
Impact Factor (ISI): 3.361 (2012). Position: 1 out of 105 (Computer Science, Software Engineering)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 19

Aeq. Math. cover A package for symbolic solution of real functional equations of real variables (1997)
E. Castillo, A. Iglesias
Aequationes mathematicae, Vol. 54, pp. 181-198.
Impact Factor (ISI): 0.422 (2012). Position: 214 out of 296 (Mathematics)

CSF cover Chaos suppression through changes in the system variables and numerical rounding errors (1996)
A. Iglesias, J.M. Gutiérrez, J. Guemez, M.A. Matias
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 7, Number 8, pp. 1305-1316.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.246 (2012). Position: 35 out of 92 (Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 10

Bifurcation and Chaos cover Suppression of Chaos Through Changes in the System Variables Through Poincaré and Lorenz Return Maps (1996)
J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias, J. Guemez, M.A. Matias
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 6, pp. 1351-1362.
Impact Factor (ISI): 0.921 (2012). Position: 19 out of 56 (Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 15

Fractals cover A Multifractal Analysis of IFSP Measures: Application to Fractal Image Generation (1996)
J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias, M.A. Rodriguez
Fractals, Vol. 5, Number 1, 17-27.
Impact Factor (ISI): 0.360 (2012). Position: 38 out of 56 (Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 7

Physics Letters A cover Stabilization of Periodic and Quasiperiodic Motion in Chaotic Systems Through Changes in the System Variables (1994)
J. Guemez, J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias, M.A. Matias
Physics Letters A, Vol. 190, pp. 429-433.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.766 (2012). Position: 25 out of 83 (Physics, Multidisciplinary)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 17

Physica D cover Suppression of Chaos Through Changes in the System Variables: Transient Chaos and Crises (1994)
J. Guemez, J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias, M.A. Matias
Physica D, Vol. 79, pp. 164-173.
Impact Factor (ISI): 1.669 (2012). Position: 15 out of 55 (Mathematical Physics)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 14

CACIE cover Causal Network Models in Expert Systems (1994)
E. Castillo, A. Cobo, J. M. Gutierrez, A. Iglesias, and H. Sagastegui
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 315-328.
Impact Factor (ISI): 4.460 (2012). Position: 1 out of 122 (Engineering, Civil)

Physical Review E cover Logistic Map Driven by Dichotomous Noise (1993)
J.M. Gutiérrez, A. Iglesias, M.A. Rodriguez
Physical Review E, Vol. 48, Number 4, pp. 2507-2513.
Impact Factor (ISI): 2.313 (2012). Position: 6 out of 55 (Mathematical Physics)
Citations received (ISI, Scopus): 17

Basic Data:

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  * B.Sc. Mathematics (1992)
  * Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (1996)

ImageAcademic Positions
  * Associate Professor (9/2002-present)
  * Director Computer Graphics & Geometric
    Modeling Research Group

  Past Positions
  * Head of Department (7/2008-7/2012)
  * Ph.D. Studies Coordinator (11/2005-7/2012)

In a nutshell:

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Papers
  * International papers: 122
  * Domestic papers: 14

Books
  * International books: 11
  * Domestic books: 2

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  * Chair/Organizer: 38
  * Steering Committee Member: 11
  * Program Committee Member: 145

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
  * Expert Evaluator in 8 Public Research Agencies:
      2004: National Science Foundation (USA)
      2009: Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus)
      2009: 7th Framework Programme (European Union)
      2010: Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus)
      2010: Icelandic Research Fund (Iceland)
      2011: Nat. Eval. & Foresight Agency-ANEP (Spain)
      2012: Nat. Eval. & Foresight Agency-ANEP (Spain)

  * In journals: 74 in 38 journals
      of which, in JCR: 52 papers in 26 journals

  * Reviewer in 131 international conferences.