I was born on October 6, 1955 in Segovia (55000 inhabitants, 80Km north of Madrid and the
most wonderful city in the world. Do you want a little information about Segovia?).
I went to the high school in Segovia. Then I went to the Universidad de Valladolid to study
Mathematics. I presented my PhD Thesis on Mathematics in that University in 1979 under the
supervision of Prof. Miguel Martín Díaz.
At the same time, in 1977, I begun to teach (Mathematics, of course) at the
Colegio Universitario de Burgos (another very nice city), where I spent five years. In October 1982
I won a position as Assistant Profesor at the Universidad de Cantabria (do you want information on
my Department?). In
October 1987, I become Full Profesor of Probability and Statistics in that University, which position
I hold to this day.
I have devoted part of my activity to give dissemination talks. You can see a sample of them here.
I have worked as referee for around 50 scientific journals, 20 institutions around the world and 7 books and conferences.
I have been evaluating 38 PhD Thesis in 14 universities: nine of them in Spain, three in France, one in South Africa and another one in Singapore.
I have enjoyed a grant from the Spanish government since 1989.
In 2014 I started to cooperate with private companies and I have had contracts with ATOS Worlgrid and BSH (Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH)
My wife Estela and I have two children Juan, born on 1981, and Javier, born on 1984, and four grand children: Guille and Irene (born in 2012 and 2014. Regrettably, they live in Seville) and Diego and Jorge (born in 2015 and 2019. Fortunately, they live in Santander).
Fields of interest
(better performance 2:59:10 in Madrid (MAPOMA) in 1997)
(but I do this VERY badly)
(I started with this on October 2012. I had skated only a couple of times on ice and, by the time being, all my limbs are in one piece)