Professor Ulises Cortés [PhD (UPC, 1984), Eng (ITESM, 1982)] has worked as an academic for 39 years. He has been a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 2006. His current research focuses on various areas of artificial intelligence, including knowledge acquisition and concept formation in knowledge-based systems, machine learning, and autonomous intelligent agents.
Since 2017, Professor Cortés has served as the scientific director of the High-Performance Artificial Intelligence group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He is a founding member of the Ethics Committee of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2019) and has been a member of the Observatori d'Ética de l'Intel.ligencia Artificial de Catalunya since 2020.