Research Activities



Since 1997:

Full Professor, DSIC-UPV

(Catedratica de Universidad)


  • PhD in Computer Science. Technical University of Valencia (UPV) / U. of Pisa (Italy), 1987-1991
  • Postgrade, Master of Research in Industrial Engineering. Technical University of Valencia (UPV), 1985-1987
  • MSc/BSc in Physics (Electrical and Electronic Track). U. of Valencia (UV), 1980-1985
  • Research:

    She is the leader of the Extensions of Logic Programming Group (ELP, 12 Ph.D.'s, 36 researchers) at the Technical University of Valencia UPV. She has headed several Research Projects funded by the EU, the Spanish Research Funding Agency, and other european foundations.

    Her Research Interests include:
    She has published more than one hundred research papers on these topics in international conference proceedings, books and international journals, including ACM TOPLAS, ACM Computing Surveys, Information and Computation, Journal of Symbolic Computation, Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, Science of Computer Programming, Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Logic Programming, Journal of Logic and Computation, Logic Journal of the IGPL, Software Tools for Technology Transfer, etc.
    Mari­a Alpuente was Guest editor of Science of Computer Programming, vol. 78(7) (with C. Joubert, S. Kowalewski, and M. Roveri) and served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Functional and Logic Programming (EAPLS, formerly published by MIT Press). She has been reviewer for many international journals and conferences and served in the Steering Committee of LOPSTR (Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation) and WWV (Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems).

    She was a representative of the ESPRIT Compulog Network of Excellence. She participated in the Strategic Planning Workshop on Future Research Domains at the Frontiers of Science and Technology, EC (Brussels, Belgium), organised by the Future and Emerging Technologies arm of the IST programme. She was a member of the Committee that prepared the Spanish National Research Programme on Information and Communication Technologies 2004-2007 at the Spanish Ministery of Science and Technology. She served as a member of the jury for the Spanish Computer Science Awards (2011, 2006 and 2005). Since 2007, she belongs to the Scientific Advisory Board of IMDEA-Software Foundation

    Mari­a Alpuente coordinated the Computer Science and Information Technology area of ANEP (the National Evaluation and Prospect Agency) in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2001 - 2003).

    During 2010-2012, she served as a member of the Comité Asesor del Campo 6.2 (Ingenierías de la Comunicación, Computación y Electrónica) de la CNEAI (Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora), Spanish Ministry of Education.

    During 2016/17, she is a Program Committee member of the following international events:

    She also served in the program committee of the following international conferencesi before:

    as well as in the program committee of the following national conferences

    She serves in the Steering Committee of SISTEDES since 2008.
    Her Erdös number is four.