Baltasar Fernández-Manjón

Dr. Baltasar Fernández-Manjón is a full professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
His main research interests are e-learning technologies, educational uses of serious games, application of educational standards, and user-modeling, having published more than 100 research papers on these topics. He leads the Complutense e-learning research group where the e-Adventure environment for developing educational games has been developed. e-Adventure is a full environment (engine and editor) that allows for the creation of high quality low cost standard-compliant educational games. Currently he is involved in several EU projects about serious games: Proactive, the Network of Excellence in Serious Games GALA and the new LLP network on games SEGAN that will begin on December, 1, 2011.

Dr Fernandez-Manjón is associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies. He is also co-organizer and program committee member of several conferences (e.g. ICALT, DIGITEL) and associate editor of several special issues about e-learning: Journal of Universal Computer Science (Springer, 2005 and 2007), Computers In Human Behaviour (2008), Simulation and Gaming (2008).

Dr. Fernández-Manjón has been the Vice Dean of Research and Foreign Relationships at the Computer Science School of this university (2006-2010). He is IEEE Senior Member. He is the former Academic Director of the Computer Science Technical School of Centro de Estudios Superiores Felipe II (Aranjuez, Spain) (2001-2006). He received a Bachelor in Physics (major in Computer Science) and a PhD in Physics from the UCM. He is member of the Working Group 3.3 "Research on the Educational uses of Communication and Information Technologies" of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and of the Spanish Technical Committee for E-learning Standardization (AENOR CTN71/SC36 "Tecnologías de la información para el aprendizaje").

He has been also involved in different projects about technology transfer with industry (INDRA, ATOS ORIGIN, CEPAL, Germinus XXI, Tecnnosite -Fundosa-). He also act as R&D evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission (i.e. IST, eContentPlus, ETEN) and Spanish research programmes (e.g. ANEP, ACAP, ANECA).

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