Hey, I’m David!

I am a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the University of Alcalá (Spain). Besides, I have also been a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Computer Sciences of the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and at the AYRNA research group of the University of Córdoba (Spain). Previously, I was an Associate Professor at the University of Córdoba. My current research interests include a wide variety of topics, among them, machine learning and time series data mining. More specifically, preprocessing, clustering, prediction, regression, and ordinal and nominal classification. On the other hand, I have been involved in numerous scientific projects, which denote the interdisciplinarity of the area to which I am dedicated, among others, renewable energies, detection of atmospheric events and health-based problems (COVID19, HIV-HCV and Liver Transplantation).

I am PhD in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Cordoba in 2021 (see dissertation), MEng in Artificial Intelligence Research by the Menendez Pelayo International University in 2017 and BSc in Computer Engineering by the University of Cordoba in 2016. Check my main publications and teaching to learn more about them.

Most of my spare time is dedicated to volunteering, mainly to my Scout Group (I am a leisure time monitor for teenagers between 14 and 17 years old). I also enjoy travelling, being surrounded by nature and doing sport, which keeps me feeling energetic and alive.


  • Time series clustering
  • Time series extrinsic regression
  • Time series classification
  • Ordinal classification
  • Machine learning applications (health and renewable energies)


  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2021

    University of Córdoba

  • MEng in Artificial Intelligence, 2017

    International University of Menéndez Pelayo

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2016

    University of Córdoba



Postdoctoral researcher Juan de la Cierva (Public Grant)

University of Alcalá

Jan 2024 – Present Alcalá de Henares (Spain)

Postdoctoral researcher Margarita Salas (Public Grant)

University of Córdoba

Jul 2023 – Dec 2023 Córdoba (Spain)

Postdoctoral researcher Margarita Salas (Public Grant)

University of East Anglia

Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 Norwich (United Kingdom)

Associate Professor

University of Córdoba

Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 Córdoba (Spain)

Visiting Researcher (Public grants)

University of East Anglia (6 months); Alan Turing Institute (1 week)

Mar 2019 – Dec 2019 Norwich (United Kingdom); London (United Kingdom)

Researcher (PhD. grant)

University of Córdoba

Oct 2017 – Mar 2021 Córdoba (Spain)


Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC)

Oct 2016 – Sep 2017 Córdoba (Spain)
ORFEO: Ordinal classifier and Regressor Fusion for Estimating an Ordinal categorical target
Data Augmentation Techniques for Extreme Wind Prediction Improvement
Energy Flux Prediction Using an Ordinal Soft Labelling Strategy

Current courses:

Academic Year Subject Degree (Yr, Sem) Tasks Hours
2023/2024 Programación Científica (PC) Física (1st, 1st) Theory 18
2023/2024 Programación Científica (PC) Física (1st, 1st) Labs 48

Directed Projects:

If you are looking for tutors (either degree or master final projects), please ask me about my topics. I am sure we will find something interesting for both of us, please check my previous students, their projects and qualifications.


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