FRANCISCO MARCOS MARÍN – Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at San Antonio; Director of RIUSS Scientific Committee
Francisco Marcos Marín is a linguist with extensive experience in Digital humanities, Language and Health, Computational Linguistics and Machine Translation, and a vast knowledge of languages. He earned a PhD in Romance Philology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1969 and a Certificate in Language Disorders, at the MD level, at the School of Medicine at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1983.
Marcos Marín is co-director of ADMYTE, the Digital Archive of Spanish Manuscripts and Texts and an Expert at the European Research Council. He directed the Written Corpora of Argentina and Chile and the Oral Corpus of Central Peninsular Spanish. Between 1987 and 1995 he led the Madrid team of EUROTRA, the Machine Translation Project of the European Union. He was the Managing Director of several projects of Computational Linguistics funded by IBM (Sylvia) or the European Union (CRATER, Gramcheck), and is a permanent member of the Institute of Knowledge Engineering, UAM/IBM. A scholarship holder from different national and international institutions, including Fundación Juan March (Spain) and Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Germany), in 2004 he received a Humboldt Research Award for exceptional achievements in Linguistics. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Academic Director of Instituto Cervantes, the national Spanish agency for Spanish Language and Culture abroad. In 1981, he was a UNESCO consultant in China. He is an Honorary Citizen of San Antonio, Texas and a Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The author of more than fifty books and three hundred articles in scientific journals and the translator of books, scholarly articles and poetry, he also collaborates with Latin American and European media and publishes poetry and short stories. He is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and the Argentine Academy of Letters.