Dr. SANTI CABALLE is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) as well as an Accredited Full Professor by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya). He is also an Academic Director of the Postgraduate Program in the area of Software Engineering at the UOC. He is affiliated with the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications (EIMT) of the UOC, where he teaches on-line courses in the area of Software Engineering and conducts research activity on ICT Education (e-Learning), Distributed Computing and Software Engineering.
Dr. Caballé holds Ph.D. (2008), Master's (2005) and Bachelor's (2003) degrees in Computing Engineering from the UOC. His teaching activity started in 2004 as an Assistant Professor at the EIMT Department of the UOC, where he became Associate Professor in 2006 and Academic Director of the Postgraduate program of Software Engineering in 2010. He received a teaching accreditation as Tenure-track Lecturer issued by AQU Catalunya (2008) and was awarded with teaching merits ("quinquennis") for the period 2005-2009 under the Docentia program by UOC (2010). He has supervised 4 PhD Thesis so far as well as many Master thesis.
Dr. Caballé was formerly a Research Assistant (2003-2005) at the IN3 research center of the UOC where he became Associate Researcher in 2006, and in 2009 he also became Associate Researcher at the eLearn Center of the UOC. He has been a Pre-doctorate researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (2007-2008, Berkeley, CA, USA) and a Post-doctorate researcher at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (2013-2014, Fukuoka, Japan) and Visiting academic at the School of Information technologies of the University of Sydney (2017, Sydney, Australia). He was awarded with research accreditations as Full Professor (2015) and Tenured Assistant Professor (2012) as well as with 2 periods of Research Merits ("2 trams de Sexennis") for the periods 2004-2009 (2010) and 2010-2015 (2016) by AQU Catalunya. He is currently the Head of the Research Group SMARTLEARN devoted to the intensive use of ICT to enhance any form of eLearning.
Dr. Caballé has leaded and participated in over 30 research and teaching projects, including leading EU-Erasmus+, EU-FP7, EU-FP6, and US-NSF multi-million funded projects, and has been involved in the organization of many international research events. His publication record spans over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including 20 books (12 research volumes published by Elsevier, Springer and IGI Global), 50 journal papers (indexed in ISI-JCR and SCOPUS) and over 130 conference papers (published by IEEE Computer Society and Springer). His research contributions have been widely cited: 200 publications cited 1,400 times in Google Scholar with h-index:20 and i10-index:41; 160 publications cited 800 times in SCOPUS with h-index:14; 110 publications cited 575 times in ISI-WoS with h-index:12. He has been recognized with the UOC Most Quoted Author Award as well as Best Paper Award in several international conferences. Finally, Dr Caballé has been invited to give Keynote talks in international conferences and seminars as well as he serves as an Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor for journals and books.