Biography

Eneko Osaba is a PhD at Deustotech Research Center at the University of Deusto. He holds a BSc in Computer Science since 2010, and he received in 2011 the title of MSc in Development and Integration of Software Solutions. He defended his thesis, which is focused on artificial intelligence, at November 2015, obtaining the maximum qualification Cum-Laude and the International Mention. Eneko also obtained the "PhD obtaining award" granted by the Basque Government. Eneko works at DeustoTech Research Center, in Mobility department, since 2009. Throughout his career, he has participated in the proposal, development and justification of 13 local and european research projects. Additionally, Eneko has also participated in the publication of 54 scientific papers, being the first author in 33 of them. Among these papers, 24 of them have been published in international journals, having 16 of them JCR Impact factor (including 10 Q1). Furthermore, he has published papers with different international authors from, for example, Middlesex University, Nokia Bell Labs or INTECS. According to Scopus, he is the most prolific authors of the last 5 years under the search terms "Traveling Salesman Problem". Eneko has also published works related with teaching innovation.

It should be highlighted that, in 2016, Eneko has obtained three national accreditations from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA: PhD lecturer, PhD lecturer of private university and PhD assistant lecturer. It is also noteworthy that during 2014-2015 Eneko began his career as a lecturer, teaching statistics at the University of Deusto to 2nd year engineering students. Additionally, in 2016-2017, he has participated as coordinator and teacher of the Research Seminar on Academic Writing in Engineering, and as teacher in the Research Seminar on the Research Career in Engineering, both of them part of the PhD Program in Engineering for the Information Society and Sustainable Development of the University of Deusto.

Eneko completed in June 2015 a 3-months-stay at Middlesex University (London) under the supervision of Dr. Xin-She Yang thanks to a grant awarded by the Basque Government, after a competitive process. Additionally, he completed two different STSM, one in the Department of Spatial Planning and Infrastructure of the University of Malta during April 2016, and the other one in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Architettura. Universit√° Politecnica delle Merche, during March 2017. These short stays wererelated with COST Action TU1306, Cyberparks project. Finally, it is interesting to mention that he has been part of the program committee of 9 different conferences. At HAIS 2015 Eneko was also member of the organizing committee, and in CEC 2017 he was the organizer of the Nature Inspired Computation in Navigation and Vehicle Routing special session. Besides this, he is member of the editorial board of International Journal of Artificial Intelligence. In his research profile it can be found a 12 H-index with 316 cites in Google Scholar, a 9 H-index and 189 cites accumulated in Scopus, and a 6 H-index with 98 cited at the Web of Knowledge. Additionally, Eneko is an Individual Ambassador for ORCID since February 2017. Finally, he has eight intellectual property registers, granted by the Basque Government.


Curriculum PDF

Education
  • 2015: Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2011: M.Sc. in Development and Integration of Software Solutions, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2010: B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2008: Technical Engineering in Computer Management, University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain

  • Positions
  • 2015-now: Research Assistant, Mobility Unit at Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2012-2015: Ph.D Student, Mobility Unit at Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2009-2011: Research Assistant, Mobility Unit at Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

  • Teaching
  • 2016-2017: Research Seminar on Academic Writing in Engineering, PhD Program in Engineering for the Information Society and Sustainable Development. Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2016-2017: Research Seminar on the Resear Career in Engineering, PhD Program in Engineering for the Information Society and Sustainable Development. Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2014-2015: Statistics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

  • Stays in public or private R&D centres
  • 2017 (two weeks, March-April) Department of Construction, Civil Engineering and Architecture. Universita Politecnica delle Marche. Ancona, Italy.
  • 2016 (two weeks, April-May) Department of Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, University of Malta. Valletta, Malta.
  • 2015 (three months, March-June) School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University. London, United Kingdom.

  • Obtained accreditations/recognitions
  • 2016: PhD lecturer. Given by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA
  • 2016: PhD lecturer of private university. Given by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA
  • 2016: PhD assistant lecturer. Given by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA

  • Scientific societies and professional associations
  • Member of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI)
  • Member of EU/ME:The European Metaheuristics Community
  • Member of VeRoLog: European Work Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization

  • Lenguage
  • Spanish, English, and Basque.

  • Research interests

    Combinatorial optimization problems, Routing problems, Meta-heuristics, Heuristics, Hyper-heuristics, Tabu Search, Simulated Annealing, Nature-inspired algorithms, Evolutionary Algorithms, Genetic Algorithms, Adaptive algorithms, Parallel evolutionary algorithms, Golden Ball Meta-heuristic.

    Contact

    Eneko Osaba ( e.osaba [at] deusto.es )
    University of Deusto, DeustoTech - Mobility
    Avenida de las Universidades 24, Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48007. Spain
    Tel: +34 944139000 (Ext: 2050)