Francisco Fernández de Vega is Full Professor of Computer Architectures at the University of Extremadura.

His research in the confluence of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Arts and Music, has been internationally Awarded:

  • Linextremix Educative Videogames Award, Mérida, Spain.
  • Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) 2002 Conference Best Poster Award, Granada, Spain.
  • Music Information Retrieval and Exchange (Mirex) 2011 competition: 3rd place piano transcription competition, Miami, USA.
  • Best Paper EvoHot 2008 (Evostar 2008 conferences), Napoli, Italy.
  • ACM Gecco 2013, Evolutionary Art, Design and Creativity Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Show Your World International competition Finalist, The Gallery MC, New York, USA.
  • Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, Best AI APP Award, 2021 Málaga, Spain.

He was CETA-CIEMAT Chair 2007-2009, University of Extremadura CIO from 2005-2007, and Vice-dean of Research at Centro Universitario de Mérida, from 2004-2005.

He received the Best PhD Engineering thesis award in 2002, University of Extremadura.