Maikel Leon Espinosa

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-6290
Locator Code:
6524

 
About

Biography

Classes taught:
- BUS 150 Business Analytics
- BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology & Innovation
- BTE 320 Introduction to Programming
- BTE 413 Big Data Strategy
- BTE 571 AI Programming For Business Management
- BTE/CSC 423 Database Management Systems
- BTE 620 Database Development for High-Performance Computing
- BTE 613 Business Intelligence Technologies
- BTE 621 Management Information Systems
- BTE 609 Artificial Intelligence for Business

Faculty Expertise in Media (televised interviews):
- CNN Dinero: Dominio tecnológico: ¿Si no es Huawei, quién?. May, 2019.
- CNN Dinero: ¿Cómo hacen estos ingenieros en Silicon Valley para ganar millones sin trabajar?. August, 2018.
- CNN Dinero: EE.UU. vs. China: una posible guerra tecnológica que preocupa a Europa. April, 2018.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: Los autos del Futuro. April, 2018.
- CNN Dinero: Elon Musk y Mark Zuckerberg se enfrentan por la Inteligencia Artificial. July, 2017.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: ¿Nos van a reemplazar los robots?. May, 2017.
- CNN Oppenheimer Presenta: ¿Ocuparán los robots nuestro empleo?. July, 2016.

Career

Education

2012Ph.D. Computer Science Hasselt University (Belgium)
2007M.S. Computer Science "Summa Cum Laude" Central University of Las Villas (Cuba)
2006B.S. Computer Science "Summa Cum Laude" Central University of Las Villas (Cuba)

Honors & Acknowledgements

Cuban Academy of Sciences National Award to the Most Relevant Research of the Year in Computer Science, 2015
Cuban Academy of Sciences National Award to the Most Relevant Research of the Year in Computer Science, 2015
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Artificial intelligence; machine learning; knowledge engineering; knowledge representation; data mining; big data; human-computer interaction; intelligent teaching-learning systems; student model; and software validation and usability

Publications

Napoles, Salmeron, Froelich, Falcon, Leon, Vanhoenshoven, Bello and Vanhoof Fuzzy Cognitive Modeling: Theoretical and Practical Considerations (Springer, Singapore. Vol. 142 Intelligent Decision Technologies. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. 2020). [Link]


Napoles, Leon, I. Grau and Vanhoof FCM Expert: Software Tool for Scenario Analysis and Pattern Classification Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (Vol. 27, No. 07 International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools. 2018). [Link]


Napoles, Leon, I. Grau, Vanhoof and Bello Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Based Models for Pattern Classification: Advances and Challenges (Vol 360 In: Pelta D., Cruz Corona C. (eds) Soft Computing Based Optimization and Decision Models. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. 2018). [Link]


Napoles, Leon, I. Grau and Vanhoof (ICTAI 2017: 29th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Nov. 6-8, 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 2017). [Link]


Leon et al Modeling and Experimentation Framework for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps 4361-4362: 4361-4362 (AAAI 2016: Thirtieth Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 2016). [Link]


Napoles, I. Grau, Bello, Leon, Vahoof and Papageorgiou A computational tool for simulation and learning of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FUZZ-IEEE 2015: 1-8.. 2015). [Link]


Leon et al Learning and Clustering of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Travel Behaviour Analysis ( Springer-Verlag London. Knowledge and Information Systems. 2014).


Leon et al "Tackling Travel Behaviour: An approach based on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps" 1012-1039 (Vol. 6, No. 6 International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems. 2013). [Link]


Leon et al A Travel Behaviour Study through Learning and Clustering of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps 259-293 (Vol. 7 Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations. 2013). [Link]

SUMMARY: Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations

Leon et al Fuzzy Cognitive Maps with Rough Concepts 527-536 (Vol. 412 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. 2013). [Link]

SUMMARY: Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations.

Hannes, Kusumastuti, Leon, Janssens, Vanhoof and Wets Mental maps and travel behaviour: meanings and models 143-165 (Vol. 14, No. 2 Journal of Geographical Systems. 2012). [Link]


Leon et al Learning Method Inspired on Swarm Intelligence for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: Travel Behaviour Modelling 718-725 (Vol. 7552 Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2012).


I. Grau, Napoles, Leon, and R. Grau Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for modelling, predicting and interpreting HIV drug resistance 31-40 (Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 7637 Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2012).


Napoles, I. Grau, Leon and R. Grau Modelling, aggregation and simulation of a dynamic biological system through Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 2012).

SUMMARY:  Best paper award.

Mkrtchyan, Leon, Depaire, Ruan and Vanhoof Clustering of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Travel Behavior Analysis 57-66 (Vol. 171 Advances in Intelligent and Soft-Computing series. 2012). [Link]


Leon et al A Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Modeling, Learning and Simulation Framework for studying Complex System 243-256 (New challenges on Bioinspired applications, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 6687. 2011). [Link]


Leon et al Two steps Individuals Travel Behavior Modeling through Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Pre-definition and Learning 82-94 (Advances on Artificial Intelligence, Part II. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 7095. 2011). [Link]


Leon et al Mapas Cognitivos Difusos aplicados a un problema de Comportamiento de Viajes (Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, España. III Taller Internacional de Descubrimiento de Conocimiento, Gestión del Conocimiento y Toma de Decisiones. Eureka Iberoamérica. 2011).


Leon et al Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for modeling Complex Systems 166-174 (Advances on Artificial Intelligence, Part I. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 6437. 2010). [Link]


Leon et al Cognitive Mapping and Knowledge Engineering in Travel Behavior Sciences (CEDI Congreso Español de Informática (SICO Simposio de Inteligencia Computacional). Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Capítulo Español de la IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. IBERGARCETA. 2010).


Leon et al A Revision and Experience using Cognitive Mapping and Knowledge Engineering in Travel Behavior Sciences (POLIBITS” Research journal on Computer Science and Computer Engineering with Applications. ISSN: 1870-9044. 2010). [Link]


Leon et al Considering Artificial Intelligence Techniques to perform Adaptable Knowledge Structures 88-93 (World Scientific Series on Computer Engineering and Information Science - Vol. 2. Intelligent Decision Making Systems. 2009).


Leon et al Cognitive Maps in Transport Behavior (MICAI Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. IEEE Computer Society Press. 2009). [Link]


Hannes, Kusumastuti, Janssens, Vanhoof, Leon and Wets (IATBR 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. 2009).


Leon et al Mapas mentales y cognitivos difusos para problemas relacionados con decisiones de transporte (II Taller de Descubrimiento de Conocimiento, Gestión del Conocimiento y Toma de Decisiones, Eureka Iberoamérica. Panamá. ISBN: 978-959-261-304-1. 2009).


Leon et al Combining Concept Maps and Petri Nets to Generate Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Possible Approach (Advances on Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 5317. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 2008). [Link]


Leon et al La Inteligencia Artificial en la Informática Educativa 11-18 (Revista de Informática Educativa y Medios Audiovisuales. Vol. 5(10). ISSN: 1667-8338. LIE-FI-UBA. 2008).


Leon et al Features Selection through FS-Testors in Case-Based Systems of Teaching-Learning 1206-1217 (Advances on Artificial Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 4827. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.. 2007). [Link]


Leon et al Concept Maps and Case-Based Reasoning: A perspective for the Intelligent Teaching/Learning Systems (EATIS Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information System. ACM Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library. Portugal. ISBN: 978-1-59593-598-4.. 2007). [Link]


Leon et al Concept Maps Combined with Case-Based Reasoning to Elaborate Intelligent Teaching-Learning Systems (ISDA Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. IEEE Computer Society Press. Brasil. ISSN: 0-7695-2976-3.. 2007). [Link]


Leon et al Generating Intelligent Teaching-Learning Systems using Concept Maps and Case-Based Reasoning (Revista Avances en Sistemas e Informática. Vol.4 No. 1. Colombia. ISSN: 1657-7663.. 2007). [Link]


Leon et al Two Approaches to Generate Intelligent Teaching-Learning Systems using Artificial Intelligence Techniques (MICAI Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. IEEE Computer Society Press.. 2007).