Borja Calvo

Department of Computer Science

and Artificial Intelligence

University of the Basque Country


Short Bio

I recieved my master's degree in Biochemistry from the Univesity of the Basque Country in 1999 and, after two years working, I took a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the same university. In 2004 I earned the bachelor's degree and in 2008 the PhD in Computer Science.

Since 2011 I am lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of the Basque Country. Beyond the teaching commitments, I am the coordinator of the UPV/EHU Masters Degree in Computational Egnineering and Intelligent Systems and Vicedean of International Affairs and Research at the Faculty of Computer Science.

I am also member of Zientziaren Giltzak Elkartea, an association dedicated to scientific dissemination.

 +34 943 01 5013
 +34 943 01 5090
KZAA Saila, Informatika Fakultatea
Manuel de Lardizabal, 1
20018, Donostia - San Sebastián
Gipuzkoa (Spain)


My research interests cover the following topics:

  • Statistical analysis of algoritms
  • Analysis of reproducibility
  • Analysis of biological data
  • Non-standard classification problems
  • Rare event prediction
  • Heuristic optimization


You can see the complete list of publications in my Google Scholar profile.


All my contributions to scientific software are available through my Github page

Supervised Theses

  • Ekhiñe Irurozki (2014) Sampling and Learning Distance-Based Probability Models for Permutation Scapces. UPV/EHU.
  • Camilo Broc (2019) Variable Selection for Data Aggregated from Different Sources With Group of Variable Structure: Novel Statistical Methods for High Dimension Data. UPPA + UPV/EHU.



I am involved in the following courses, all taught at the Faculty of Computer Science in Donostia - San Sebastián:

  • Advances Statistical Methods (in spanish)
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (in spanish)
  • Advanced Probabilistic Modeling (in english)

I am the coordinator the Aula Innovae Gela for Extended Reality, a room funded by Innovae and aimed at offering the students a place to work with extended reality technologies.

Supervised Master Theses

  • Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Clonal Deconvolution Problem
  • Development of applications for robotic spine surgery using augmented reality and streaming
  • Soporte al screening avanzado y reducción de riesgos en la etapa peri-natal
  • Sistema de tracking multijugador VR a gran escala
  • Implementación de algoritmos Swarm Intelligence en colonias de agentes virtuales
  • Detección de cuantificación automática de metabolitos en orina a partir de espectros monodimensionales de resonancia magnética nuclear de protón
  • Estudio de la viabilidad de detección de fake news en redes sociales utilizando técnicas del aprendizaje máquina y procesamiento del lenguaje natural
  • Detección de anomalías para la identificacién de quemas de rectificado por medio de técnicas magnéticas
  • An authoring tool for flexible and domain independent clinical decision support systems
  • Desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización inteligente para líneas de estampación tándem
  • Metodología para la detección de defectos en patógrafos mediante técnicas de aprendizaje automático
  • Predicción de anomalís para estampación en frío mediante técnicas de data mining
  • Comparación de haplotipos mitocondriales en presencia de incertidumbre: Aplicación a la búsqueda de linajes maternos vascos
  • Desarrollo de un sistema de simulación de datos de metilación


In my free time, I like spend time taking pictures and making films. Here you have some examples ...

ACREDITACIÓN is a short film we produced in our research group. It is a FICTION (;P) story about the pressure to publish in the academic career and how this pressure forces researchers to do anything to get publications and progress in their career.

The film is in spanish, but english subtitles will soon be available. You can watch the film (as well as the teaser and the making of) in youtube.