Biography

I was born in 1979, and grew up and studied in my hometown, Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain) until I was 18 years old. I joined the University College of San Agustín (Madrid, Spain) to study computer engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). After heading in 2002 I continued doing the PhD student under the direction of Prof. Pablo Gervás, working first in a formative project of Prof. Luis Hernández (ANIEL-UCM, 4 months) and then enjoying a PhD fellowship UCM. Federico joined GAIA, Group for Artificial Intelligence Applications in early 2003. Since January 2003 to October 2005, he held the Ph.D. scholarship. In 2005 Federico’s supervisor Prof. Pablo Gervás founded NIL, Natural Interaction based on Language research group, in which Storytelling laboratory (TSTL) Federico is currently working, applying Semantic Web technologies to generate stories.

Finally, after stays at the University of Hamburg and Teesside (as visiting researcher and hired, respectively), I got the Ph.D. degree on 25th April 2008 with European mention by the UCM. Since I entitled I have worked in the school of Informatics of this university, currently occupying the position of Lecturer in Video Game Development (permanent position) in the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering. A few years ago I also served as director of the Master in Multiplatform Video Game Production at the University of Alcalá and Electronic Arts.

As a teacher I have taught classes on a multitude of technical subjects (Multimedia Technologies and interaction, system programming, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence for video games, etc.) and since 2004 I am responsible for the subject of Video game design, both in the Masters and in the degree of the UCM on video game development, having advised in the design and production of many projects created by our students.
As a researcher and member of the NIL Group and the Institute of Knowledge Technology, and promoter of the Narratech Laboratories initiative, I have participated in numerous public and private R&D projects, publishing dozens of scientific articles on Artificial Intelligence and Entertainment informatics (interactive narration, computational creativity, affective computing, etc.) in international prestigious conferences and magazines.

Since November 2005, Federico is a Teaching Assistant at Universidad Complutense de Madrid to research and teach at the old Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Programación of the Facultad de Informática of that university. Since September 2006, the name of the new department is Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial. He has been actively involved in national projects (e.g. TIN2006-14433-C02-01, TIN2005-09382-C02-01, TIC2002-01961 or HP2003-0068) and he has published a number of international contributions in different conferences and journals.

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Last update of my Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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