José M. Azorín is the Director of the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab and Professor of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). He holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Alicante (1997, Spain) and a Ph.D. in Telerobotics by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (2003, Spain).

His current research interests are Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuro-robotics, Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Robotics. Dr. Azorín was a 1996 recipient of the “Best Thesis in the Industrial Systems Engineering Department” from the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain. Dr. Azorín has been active since 1999 in research within several projects on Advanced Robotics. He is author or co-author of a broad range of research publications. From Feb. 2012 he is member of the publications board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and member of the advisory committee of the IEEE Systems Council. In addition, he is member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and CEA-IFAC (Spanish Association inside the International Federation of Automatic Control).

ACADEMIC STUDIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • October 2003: PhD on Robotics: Summa Cum Laude (Award for the Best Thesis of the Department). Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain
  • July 1997: MSc on Computer Science. Alicante University, Spain.
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • From Nov. 2017: Professor with Tenure of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.
  • Jan. 2017 – Jul. 2017: Visiting Researcher in the Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain- Machine Interface Systems (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) at University of Houston (USA).
  • Dec. 2003 to Nov. 2017: Associate Professor with Tenure of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.
  • Jun. 2011 to May 2015: Head of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.
  • Jul. 2010 – Aug. 2010: Visiting Researcher in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London (United Kingdom).
  • Oct. 2000 – Dec. 2003: Assistant Professor of the Industrial Systems Engineering Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche.
  • Sep. 2000: Visiting Researcher at INRIA (National Research Center of Computer Science and Automatioin) – Sophia Antipolis (France).
  • Aug. 1999: Visiting Researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
  • Feb. 1999 – Oct. 2000: Researcher at the Department of Engineering at Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Grant of the Spanish Government.
MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL DUTIES
CURRENT PROJECTS
SELECTED PREVIOUS PROJECTS

JCR SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Google Cites)

EDITORIAL BOARDS
SELECTED INVITED LECTURES
  • Inaugural Lecture for the 20th opening course at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche. 26 September 2017. Elche, Spain.
  • “Brain-Machine Interfaces for Rehabilitation Exoskeletons”. International Workshop on Assistive Technology. 2-6 February 2015. Vitoria, Brazil.
  • “Neuro-interfacing with Robotic Exoskeletons”.  Technology & Medicine Fall 2014 Seminar Series.  Organized by: Columbia Engineering & Columbia Medical Center. Columbia University. November 18, 2014. New York City, USA.
  • “BMI control of robotic exoskeletons”, Tutorial on Brain-Machine Interaction: From Neural Decoding to Real-World Applications. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. October 5-8, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • “Neural interfacing in the BioMot EU project”, Session 1.2: Neural Interfacing with WRs. International Workshop on Wearable Robotics. 14-19 September 2014, Baiona, Spain.
  •  “Brain-Machine Interfaces for Robotic Exoskeletons”. Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (Spanish Research Council, CSIC, and Miguel Hernandez University of Elche). May 23, 2014.
  • “Neuro-Robotics Interfaces”. Session about “Neuroscience and robotics to develop assistive devices in rehabilitation therapy”. XXXI National Conference of Medicine Students. IX International Edition. October 16, 2013.
  •  “Controlling robots using brain-machine interfaces”. School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. University of Manchester. Manchester (The United Kingdom). July 16, 2013.
  • “Interacting with robots using brain-computer interfaces”. Department of Mechanical Engineering. University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida (USA). April 16, 2013.
  • “Using Brain-Machine Interfaces in Rehabilitation Robotics”. BioRob 2012 Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Rehabilitation Exoskeletons. Rome (Italy). June 24, 2012.
SELECTED ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
  • Iberdiscap 2017. Scientific Committee Member of the IX Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Discapacidad, November 22-24, 2017, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • WeRob 2017. Scientific Committee Member of The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics & Rehabilitation, November 5 – 8, 2017, Houston, USA.
  • SMC 2017– Workshop. Special Session Co-Chair at the 2017 Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, And Cybernetics, October 5-8, 2017 Banff, Canada.
  • BOA 2017. Chair of the 2017 International Conference of Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity, September 10 – 13, 2017, Valencia, Spain.
  • ICNR 2016. Co-Chair at the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, October, 18 – 21, 2016, Segovia, Spain.
  • SSNR 2013. Organizing Committee Member of the 2013 Summer School on Neurorehabilitation, September 15-20, Elche, Spain.
  • SysCon 2013 – Tutorial. Organizer of the Tutorial on “Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems” in conjunction with the IEEE Systems Conference, April 15 – 18, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • BioRob 2012 – Workshop. Co-Organizer of the Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for Rehabilitation Exoskeletons” in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 24-27, 2012, Roma, Italy.
  • IWINAC 2011 – Session. Co-Organizer of the session “New Challenges in Brain-Machine Interfaces” in the framework of the 4th. INTERNATIONAL WORK-CONFERENCE?on the INTERPLAY between NATURAL and ARTIFICIAL COMPUTATION -IWINAC2011, May 30 – June 3, 2011.
  • ICRA 2010 – Workshop. Co-Organizer of the ICRA Workshop on “Multimodal Human-Robot Interfaces” in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 3-8, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • ICRA 2009 – Workshop. Co-Organizer of the ICRA Workshop on “Interfacing the Human and the Robot (IHR)” in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12-17, 2009, Kobe, Japan.
  • Bioengineering Simposium 2009. Chair of the Spanish CEA Bioengineering Simposium, June 1-2, 2009, Elche, Alicante, Spain.
  • EURON-UMH Winter School 2008. Organizing Committee Member of the Third International EURON-UMH Winter School on Rehabilitation Robotics, March  30 – April 4, 2008.
  • EURON-UMH Winter School 2007. Organizing Committee Member of the Second International EURON-UMH Winter School on Parallel Robots, March 25-30, 2007, Benidorm, Alicante, Spain.
  • EURON-UMH Winter School 2006. General Chair of the First International EURON-UMH Winter School on Telesurgery, March 26-31, 2006, Benidorm, Alicante, Spain.
SOCIETIES
  • Position: Director of Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab | Associate Professor
  • Affiliation: Dpto. Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática | Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
  • Contact: jm.azorin@umh.es | +34 96 665 8902
  • Twitter: @jmazorin
  • Web: http://www.umh.es/profesores/fichaprofesor.asp?NP=5404