Ulises Cortés is a Full-Professor and Researcher of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) since 1982 (tenured since 1988 and habilitated as Full-Professor since 2006) working on several areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Computer Science department including Knowledge Acquisition for and concept formation in knowledge-based systems, as well as on Machine Learning and in Autonomous Intelligent Agents .
ince 1998 until 2012, he is the Coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence Ph.D. program for the Technical University of Catalonia. Since, 2012, Prof. Cortés is Deputy vicerector for European Research or the Technical University of Catalonia. Since 2007 and until 2012, Professor Cortés was the Academic Coordinator of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. (BSC) He is the Academic Coordinator for the Interuniversitary Master programme on Artificial Intelligence from 2011 (he was from 2005 to 2010) . Since 2012 he coordinates the relations with Latin America at BSC.
Since 1989 Professor Cortés and his group have been applying their work in Artificial Intelligence to Environmental Sciences in special to Wastewater Treatment Plants with the financial support of CICyT and CIRIT and the European Union.
He is a co-founder of SISLTECH and member of its Board of Directors since 2011.
In collaboration with the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau from 1999 until 2007, He was working in the development and deployment of CARREL: An Agent Mediated Institution for the Exchange of Human Tissues among Hospitals for Transplantation". And in collaboration with Hospital Santa Lucia (Rome) and University of Málaga since 2001 until 2016, he is working in the development and deployment of e-Tools: Assistive technologies for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens and the i-Walker
Since 2011 he works with Prof. Pablo Rudomín (CINVESTAV) studing nocicepetive mechanisms in mammals.