Jose Pablo Suarez Rivero. Computer Engineer (1997). Doctor of University (2001). Full Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2016). Received in 1998 postgraduate studies at the Institut für Systemsoftware at the Johannes Kepler University, Austria, in the Instituto de Ciencias Exactas de la Universidad de Hidalgo, Méjico and in the CAD/CAM Center of the Universidad de Holguín, Cuba. In 1998 he served as visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Mexico on the degree and Masters in Computer Science, also directing theses and master's degree in Computer Science. He was Tinsley Oden visiting Fellowship in 2000 from the University of Texas, Austin integrated with the software development group Mesh Generation at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). Since 1999 is senior professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria works associated at the Department of Cartography and Graphic Expression in Engineering. Since 2001 is a member of the Institute of Information and Systems (IUMA.-ULPGC) and since 2012 director of the MAGiC Division (Mathematics, Graphics and Computing).
He has co-authored over 35 ISI/JCR papers and participated in about 80 national and international conferences. Responsible Research in a dozen national and regional grants in R&D+i. He is organizer of some international events in the ULPGC, for example between 2003 to 2009 of Las Palmas Seminar on Geometry & Graphics in Engineering, and between 2010 and 2012, the IMACS / ISGG Meeting on Applied Scientific Computing and Tools Grid Generation, Approximation and Visualization.
He is also coordinator of the Development Cooperation group Social Innovation and Accessible Technology and the Group of Educational Innovation Graphic Engineering in the ULPGC, which promotes the development of assisted tools for Educational Innovation and Cooperation for Development. In 2013 he was invited as speaker in the Campus Party London.
In the area of Industrial Design he has supervised about 150 Academic Projects in the Grade of Industrial Design and Product Development.
In recent years he has worked actively in collaboration with members of the Department of Informatics of the ULPGC and of the Technology Institute of Canaries (ITC) in the development of free 3D Geographic Information Systems software through agreements with companies from Canary (Inventia Plus and e-Pyme) and with other national firms as COTESA, Pro-develop and IGO Software.
CIO (Chief Operating Officer) -IT Policy Direction- at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2012-2016)
Coordinator of the Telefónica Chair, promoting projects on Social Innovation and Accessible Technology (2012-).
At present, Vice-rector for Research Innovation and Technology Transfer, (2017-).