The Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (VRAIN), a flagship AI centre in Spain, brings together five research groups from the Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC) of the Universitat Politècnica de València (the first Spanish Technical University in the Shanghai ranking). With more than 30 years of experience in different Artificial Intelligence (AI) research lines, the constituent groups of VRAIN are national and international benchmarks in AI research and their results are backed by their extensive scientific production. VRAIN is constituted by 90 researchers (one of the largest AI research centres in Spain), of whom 13 are full professors (6 women, 7 men), 37 associate professors (10 women, 27 men), 30 assistant researchers (10 women, 20 men) and 10 junior researchers (4 women,6 men).
VRAIN has six main research lines: learning, planning, reasoning, natural language processing, intelligent agents and multiagent systems, and agreement technologies. These research lines are applied to the development of innovative applications in a large number of strategic sectors such as health, agriculture, industry, privacy/security, autonomous robots, services and energy, and environmental sustainability. These activities have been funded by more than 128 projects obtained through competitive funding mainly from the European Union, but also National Research Plan, Valencian Research Plan and Technology Transfer Projects. The total funding obtained since 2000 exceeds 18 million Euros.
VRAIN researchers in these fields have chaired the leading conferences in Artificial Intelligence (ECAI, AAMAS, EUMAS, IICAPS); and are members of the board of the main journals and organizations (EURAMAS, AEPIA). VRAIN has produced and produces significant scientific publications (more than 2000 papers since) many of them have been, and are, highly cited:
Publications of VRAIN (Google Scholar)
Of special interest will be the activities of analysis and assessment of the ethical aspects of the use and implementation of AI focusing, from a multidisciplinary vision, the general design of AI systems from an alignment of ethical, legal and social aspects, with Responsible Artificial Intelligence being the focus of the research developed.