Joaquín J. Torres graduated in theoretical physics in 1992 at Granada University and in 1997 he received his Ph.D. in theoretical and computational physics from the same university. After that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Nonlinear Science of the University of California at San Diego (now within the Biocircuits Institute) during the period 1997-1999. At the end of 1999 he earned a research position in the Department of Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (in The Netherlands). In 2000 he moved to the University of Granada where he earned a research scientist position at the Department of Electromagnetism and Physics of the Matter and in 2001 he was awared a "Ramón y Cajal" Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Research. In 2005, he became associate professor (tenured) at the same department after receiving from the Spanish Ministry of Research the I3 certification of an outstanding research career. Since 2017, he is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the department of Electromagnetism and Physics of the Matter or the Granada University.
Dr. Joaquín J. Torres has published more than 92 publications in international pair-reviewed journals
and books, and he is coeditor of the two AIP Conf. Proceedings books, namely Vol. 887 (2007) and
Vol. 1510 (2013). Moreover, Dr. Torres is Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal "Neurocomputing",
Associate Editor of "Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience" journal, Associate Editor of Nature's
Scientific Reports and Section Editor of the Springer's Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience.
Since 2005, he is an active member of the “Neurophysics and Computational Neuroscience Group”
at the University of Granada, where he has supervised 12 M.S. Thesis and 5 Ph.D Thesis. His current
research interests include, among others, the study of complex networks and its application to
neuroscience, the emergence of criticality in neural systems, the mathematical modeling of bio-
inspired neural networks, the study of the biophysical processes taking place at the synapses during
synaptic transmission and their influence on emergent phenomena in neural media and, in general,
the study of the biophysics of the different dynamical processes in biological systems at the
network, cellular and subcellular level. Further details in http://www.ugr.es/~jtorres.