I received the BSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics, both from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1989 and 2000, respectively. In August 2003, I joined De Montfort University (DMU) as a Senior Lecturer. In August 2006, I became a Principal Lecturer and in October 2007 I was awarded the title of Reader in Computational Intelligence. In May 2012, I was appointed Professor of Computational Intelligence and Decision Making.
Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Computer Science - 2018
Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Computer Science - 2019

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WRU)

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) table for computer science subject uses the same 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but their weight has been recalibrated to suit the CS field.

The 2019 computer science ranking includes 684 universities. DMU ranked 201–250 in Computer Science and 26th of the 53 listed UK Universities. DMU was ranked 14th among the UK University in Citations - Research Influence.

The 2020 computer science ranking includes 749 universities. DMU ranked 201–250 in Computer Science and 24th of the 54 listed UK Universities. DMU increased significantly its 2019 ranking position in the Citations - Research Influence being 4th among the 54 listed UK Universities.

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities

The 2015 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) presents the world top 500 universities, as well as the top universities by broad subject fields and for five selected subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Economics/Business).

DMU achieved a top 101-150th position for the subject area of Computer Science, out of 200 institutions. DMU and 15 other UK universities appeared in the ranking, of which 14 were Russell Group institutions. The 15th institution was the University of Surrey, which is known for research excellence. DMU is the only post-92 institution in the Computer Science rankings.

Using a different methodology to 2015, the 2017 Global Ranking for Computer Science lists DMU with a top ranking between 151 and 200. DMU is 16th out of the 33 UK universities ranked for computer science. The Shanghai Rankings use research productivity, quality and impact, international collaboration, global influence and academic awards to compile the rankings. DMU was ranked 6th (in the world!) based on the CNCI criterion (Category Normalized Citation Impact from InCites database to measure average impact of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject), and 102th based on the IC criterion (the percentage of Internationally Collaborated papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject).

The 2018 Global Shanghai Ranking for Computer Science (research) lists DMU with a top ranking of 309 out of the 500 institutions listed. The CS ranking can be consulted at here and the Methodology implemented here. There are 38 UK Universities listed in CS and DMU is ranked 25/38.  DMU is also ranked 20/500 (World) based on the CNCI criterion [2/38 (UK)] and  111/500 (World) based on the IC criterion [23/38 (UK)].

The 2019 Global Shanghai Ranking for Computer Science (research) lists DMU with a top ranking of 202 out of the 500 institutions listed. The CS ranking can be consulted at here and the Methodology implemented here. There are 38 UK Universities listed in CS and DMU is ranked 21/38. DMU is also ranked World joint 1st/500 based on the CNCI criterion with 100% (only UK institution) [1st/38 (UK)] and 59th/500 (World) based on the IC criterion [15th/38 (UK)]. This represents significant increases from the 2018 ranking.

UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics REF2014 results

 2014    UoA11 CSI  FTE  4*  3*  2*  1*  U
     Overall  24.7  9  48  40  3  0
     Outputs  24.7  13.5  38.4  43.3  4.8  0
     Impact  24.7  0  66.7  33.3  0  0
     Environment  24.7  0  65  35  0  0

 2008    UoA23 CSI    FTE  4*  3*  2*  1*  U
     Overall  22.3  10     35     40     15    0
  • The percentage of DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics research graded as 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) increased 12 points to 57% from 45% in 2008. The percentage of research graded as 1* decreased 12 points to 3% from 15% in 2008.
  • DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics is ranked 50/89 in the UK in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA) with 2.63 in 2014. This is an increase from a GPA of 2.40 and ranking position 53/81 in 2008.
  • Using Research Power (GPA times submitted staff FTEs) DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics moves up 3 places from 2008 to an overall position 35/89.
  • DMU UoA11 Computer Science and Informatics is Overall 2nd in the East Midlands and the 4th best modern universities.

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