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López de Ipiña González de Artaza, Diego

Computer engineer

Diego López de Ipiña González de Artaza is a Permanent Lecturer at the School of Engineering, accredited by the ANECA as a University Professor, a Lead Researcher for the “MORElab – Envisioning Future Internet” group (, and acts as director of the DeustoTech-Societal Challenges Unit associated with the DeustoTech – Deusto Institute of Technology (, University of Deusto.

He obtained his doctorate from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2002 with a thesis entitled “Visual Sensing and Middleware Support for Sentient Computing”. His main areas of research are: pervasive computation, the Internet of Things, Semantic Web, middleware adaptive semantics, Linked Open Data, social data mining, modelling, and semantic reasoning with support for ambiguity, and interaction mediated through mobile devices and tangible interaction between the user and their environment.

He has overseen 15 doctoral theses, and more than 100 final undergraduate degree projects and Master's theses. He works, or has worked, on various coordinated European (EDI, GREENSOUL, SIMPATICO, CITY4AGE, WELIVE, MOVESMART, IES CITIES, SONOPA, GO-LAB, MUGGES, CBDP, LifeWear) and national (THOFU, mIO!, ADAPTA, SABESS, PIRAmIDE, ACROSS) research projects, including three non-oriented fundamental research projects (SentientThings, TALIS+ENGINE, and FRASEware), mostly as lead researcher, for the University of Deusto, addressing the adoption of mobile computing, Semantic Web, social data mining, open-source data, social robotics, and the Web 2.0 (and beyond) for domains such as Urban Computing, Sustainable Computing, Open Government, and Ambient Assisted Living.

He has authored more than 100 publications, presented at relevant international conferences and in journals, on topics of Ubiquitous Computing, Semantic Web, Middleware, and Aml. He has more than 140 entries on the Web of Knowledge database.

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