Federico Montesino Pouzols


Description of research and teaching

I joined the Conservation Biology Informatics Group, Helsinki University in June 2011 to work on the Global Environmental Decision Analysis (GEDA) project. I am originally from Seville, Spain. My broad area of interest is computational data analysis, and applications to the modeling of environmental and ecological processes.

Before (2009--2011), I was a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental and Industrial Machine Learning group of the Adaptive Informatics Research Center of Excellence of the Academy of Finland, Dept. of Information and Computer Science of the Aalto University School of Science (former Helsinki University of Technology). I worked on the project DENOT-EM-CI, developing nonlinear tools for environmental modeling and chemoinformatics. 

I earned a B.Sc. in Computer Science (Physics) in 1999, followed by an Engineering degree in Computing in 2002, both from University of Seville. I earned a M.Sc. on intelligent microelectronic systems in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2009 with a thesis on Computational Intelligence applied to Mining and Control of Network Traffic, at CSIC and University of Seville , with Prof. Angel Barriga and Dr. Diego Lopez. During 1999-2003 I worked in the telecommunications and computing industry. From 2004-2007 I was a researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Seville. From 2008 until May 2009 I worked as a researcher at the Microelectronics Institute of Seville, CSIC.

Further information on the affiliationConservation Biology Informatics Group, Metapopulation Research Group

Latest publications

  1. Species richness as criterion for global conservation area placement leads to large losses in coverage of biodiversity

    Veach, V. L., Di Minin, E., Montesino Pouzols, F. & Moilanen, A. J. 2017 In : Diversity and Distributions. 23, 7, p. 715–726 12 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Optimal conservation resource allocation under variable economic and ecological time discounting rates in boreal forest

    Mazziotta, A., Pouzols, F. M., Mönkkönen, M., Kotiaho, J. S., Strandman, H. & Moilanen, A. 15 Sep 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 180, p. 366-374 9 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Complementarity and Area-Efficiency in the Prioritization of the Global Protected Area Network

    Kullberg, P., Toivonen, T., Pouzols, F. M., Lehtomäki, J., Di Minin, E. & Moilanen, A. 17 Dec 2015 In : PLoS One. 10, 12, 12 p., 0145231

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)

    Montesino Pouzols, F. (Scientific Committee Member)
    6 Jun 201411 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent

    Montesino Pouzols, F. (Scientific Committee Member)
    1 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Applied Soft Computing (Journal)

    Montesino Pouzols, F. (Reviewer)
    1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

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Ph.D. (Computer Science)

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