Alfredo Fernández-Valmayor got a PhD in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He has been Associate Professor at the UCM's Computer Science School until his retirement in 2010. He also held the positions of Advisory of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation and European Higher Education Area, and Director of the Virtual Campus of the university.
He previously worked as a visiting researcher in the Research Group of Professor Alfred Bork at the Educational Technology Center at the University of California, Irvine.
His research is focused on the design, development and implementation of educational and content-intensive information systems. In particular, he is interested in the areas of markup languages applied to e-learning, educational standards and development of web-based authoring tools for learning objects. About these topics, he has supervissed several PhD thesis and leaded and participated in several international and national projects. The results of these projects have been published in more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.