The 1st ValgrAI Awards celebrate outstanding talents in the field of artificial intelligence in the public universities of Valencia

ValgrAI (Valencian Graduate School and Research Network in Artificial Intelligence) recognized the talent of the Master’s students in Artificial Intelligence and related fields of the Valencian Community through the celebration of the 1st Valencian Community Artificial Intelligence Awards.

This initiative, which aims to become an annual milestone, aims to highlight the work of students and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence, and in this way to support postgraduate research and training, to put the Valencian Community in the position of recommender.

Funded by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Employment of the Generalitat Valenciana and in collaboration with the five main universities of the Community of Valencia (Universitat de València, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat Jaume I, Universitat d’Alacant and Universidad Miguel Hernández), these awards highlight the company’s commitment ValgrAI to academic excellence, emerging talent and innovation in artificial intelligence.

ValgraI awards ceremony with all the winners. Lift-EMV

In this sense, the CEO of ValgraAI, Vicente Botti, noted during his speech that “these awards are a tribute to the talent that will drive the future of artificial intelligence and reflect ValgrAI’s commitment to progress and innovation in the Valencian community.” .

Representing a commitment to excellence and setting the tone for the future of technology in the region, these awards consist of the award was designed and made by Fallero artist José Luis Platerocertificate a a prize worth 1000 euros.

The ceremony of these awards, presided over by the Deputy Vice-Rector for Studies and Continuing Education of the Jaume I University, Mª José Aramburu, was attended by the delegate of the Consell in Castellón, Susana Fabregat, who highlighted the potential existing in terms of artificial intelligence in the universities of Valencia, given that they are a pool of innovation talent.

She also hosted the event roundtable “Uncovering the Future: Challenges and Considerations for General Purpose Artificial Intelligence” moderated by ValgraAI CEO Vicente Botti; Ramon López de Mantaras: Research Professor at CSIC and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute and President of the Scientific Council of ValgrAI; Jesús Conill: Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Valencia and member of the UMI ValgrAI and José Hernández Orallo: Associate Researcher at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge and member of the Joint Research Unit ValgrAI.

The debate focused on the challenges and considerations of the ability of artificial intelligence to perform any intellectual task that a human being can understand natural language, creativity and decision making. Ethical and social impacts of universal artificial intelligence, such as privacy, security and impact on the labor market, were also addressed. All this with the aim of drawing from different perspectives the transformational future of AI.


1. Best Master’s Record in Data Science from the University of Valencia – Alberto Martínez Fernández

2. The best result of the Master’s degree in Data Analysis Engineering, Process Improvement and Decision Making at the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Inmaculada Desiderio Martín

3. Best Master’s Record in Artificial Intelligence, Shape Recognition and Digital Image of the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Mario Andreu Villar

4. The best result of the Masters in Software Systems Engineering and Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Fernando Carceller Llorens

5. Best Record in Master’s in Data Science at the University of Alicante – Jorge Díaz Rosique

6. Best Record in Master’s in Intelligent Systems at Universitat Jaume I – Joaquín González Álvarez

7. Best result of Master’s degree in Computational Statistics and Data Science from Miguel Hernández University – Lorena Nacher Sarrio

8. Best Record in Master’s in Robotics from Miguel Hernández University – José García Villalón

9. Best Master’s Thesis in Artificial Intelligence and Related Fields – entitled “Investigating multimodal basic models to improve interaction for people with speech impairments” by Isabel Ferri Mollá from the Universitat Politècnica de València.

10. Best Doctoral Thesis in Artificial Intelligence and Related Fields – Entitled “Contributions of Biomechanical Modeling and Machine Learning to Automatic Registration of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance and Transrectal Ultrasound for Prostate Brachytherapy” by Óscar José Pellicer Valera of the University of Valencia

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