Ulises Cortés is a Full-Professor and Researcher of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) since 1982 (tenured since 1988 and habilitated as Full-Professor since 2006) working on several areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Software Department including knowledge acquisition for and concept formation in knowledge-based systems, as well as on machine learning and in autonomous intelligent agents .
Since 2017 Professor Cortés is the scientific manager of the High Performance Artificial Intelligence group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Since 1989 Professor Cortés and his group have been applying their work in Artificial Intelligence to Environmental Sciences in special to Wastewater Treatment Plants with the financial support of CICyT and CIRIT and the European Union.
He is a co-founder of SISLTECH and member of its Board of Directors since 2011.
In collaboration with the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau from 1999 until 2007, Ulises was working in the development and deployment of CARREL: An Agent Mediated Institution for the Exchange of Human Tissues among Hospitals for Transplantation". And in collaboration with Hospital Santa Lucia (Rome) and University of Málaga since 2001, he is working in the development and deployment of e-Tools: Assistive technologies for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens.
Since 1991, he is the Coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence Ph.D. program for the Technical University of Catalonia. Since, 2012, Prof. Cortés is Deputy vicerector for European Research or the Technical University of Catalonia. Since 2007 and until 2012, Professor Cortés was the Academic Coordinator of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He is the Academic Coordinator for the Inter-universitary Master programme on Artificial Intelligence from 2011 (he was from 2005 to 2010) and was appointed vice-dean for International Relations at Barcelona School of Informatics from 1993 to 1998.
Since 2012 Ulises is a member of the Mexican "Sistema Nacional de Investigadores" with a Nivel III. He was awarded with the Advanced Research Accreditation by Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya in 2004 as well as appointed to the CLUSTER chair at the École Polytecnique Fédérale de Laussane (EPFL) for the academic course1998-1999.
Professor Cortés advised 22 PhD. Thesis, two of them have been awarded with the ECCAI AI Dissertation Award, and more than 20 Master Thesis in the field of Artificial Intelligence and has more than 50 papers in international journals and more than 150 papers in Conferences and Workshops in the same period. Several of his former PhD students are now internationally known AI scientists.