Senén Barro (As Pontes, Spain, 1962), PhD in Physics (Extraordinary Prize), professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and scientific director of CiTIUS (Singular Research Centre on Intelligent Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela - USC).
He was rector of the USC (2002-2010), a period in which he promoted the research, innovative and entrepreneurial profile of the university, while the institution developed 'Campus Vida', recognized as a Campus of International Excellence in 2009. Vice-president of the ‘Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities’ (2008-2010). He was president of RedEmprendia from 2010 to 2017 (a network involving 28 of the best universities in 6 different countries in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, aimed to the transfer of R&D and university entrepreneurship).
Editor or author of seven books, and author of more than 300 scientific publications. Founding partner of two spin-offs: SITUM Technologies and InVerbis. Member of the Royal Galician Academy of Sciences. National Computer Science Award ‘José García Santesmases’ (2020).