CiTIUS, the Research Centre in Information Technology, is part of the Singular Research Centres Network of the Campus Vida. Campus Vida is the International Campus of Excellence of the University of Santiago de Compostela, recognized in 2009 by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
CiTIUS hosts more than 100 researchers, including 30 senior researchers who have been selected by an external scientific advisory board. The Center has also 14 postdoctoral researchers, including a Ramón y Cajal researcher, a Juan de la Cierva researcher and 3 researchers funded by a postdoctoral programme of the regional government of the Xunta de Galicia. CiTIUS has also been awarded with three projects for Young Researchers (funded by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science) aimed at funding research projects directed by outstanding postdoctoral researchers.
In the period 2015-2017, CiTIUS researchers published more than 200 indexed papers (SCI-Scopus), 50% of them in the first quartile, defended 29 PhD theses and attracted funding of 6.4M€ for R&D activities. In the same period, the Center registered 15 software licenses and created 2 spin-offs, Situm and Imagames. CiTIUS also collaborates with relevant companies of the industry sector such as Indra, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Babcock International, Finsa and Mestrelab Research and with public entities such as Galician Healthcare Service (SERGAS) and the Directorate-General of Traffic (DGT).
CiTIUS research activity is organized into 7 scientific programmes: 1. Machine learning; 2. Advanced computing; 3. E-health; 4. Approximate processing; 5. Personal Robots; 6. Autonomous sensors and 7. Natural language technologies.
CiTIUS research lines related to Artificial Intelligence
CiTIUS research objectives in this area are the following:
Natural Language Technologies
In the area of Natural Language Technologies (NLT), CiTIUS researchers do research on models and develop technologies for many NLP state of the art tasks, such as:
The main research lines of this area are:
CiTIUS research in this area focuses on: