Francisco Herrera is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (University of Granada). He heads the research group "Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems” (http://sci2s.ugr.es). He has directed 41 doctoral theses and published more than 350 articles in international journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He is the main editor of the journals "Information Fusion" (Elsevier) and "Progress in Artificial Intelligence" (Springer), sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese artificial intelligence associations. He is a member of the editorial committee of more than a dozen international journals on computer intelligence and data science. His works have been cited in more than 56,000 occasions, and his h index is 118 (Scholar Google source). He has been nominated as "Highly Cited Researcher" by Clarivate Analytics in the areas of "Computer Sciences" and "Engineering" since 2014 (Highly Cited Researchers, http://highlycited.com/). He has received several honorable mentions and awards, among which it is worth mentioning: 2009 EurAI Fellow (European Association of artificial intelligence), 2013 IFSA Fellow award (International Fuzzy Systems Association), 2010 National Computer Award ARITMEL (Scientific Information Society of Spain), 2010 International Award: International Cajastur "Mamdani Prize" for Soft Computing (4th edition, 2010, granted by the European Center of Soft Computing), 2013 AEPIA Recognition (recognition of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence to the scientific career and the promotion of the Artificial Intelligence), 2014 "Jaén Natural" Award from the University of Jaén; XV Andalucía Research Award «Maimónides» 2014 for the area of experimental sciences, 2017 Andalusia Medal, 2017 Security Forum I + D + i (project University of Granada: Firearms detection system in real time video), 2017 Jaén IDEAL Award for Excellence (IDEAL newspaper).