• Your instructor is the general chair of the international conference 11th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM2016). Rice University, January 6-8, 2016.
  • Your instructor was an invited speaker at the Tools for Astronomical Big Data conference, Tucson, AZ March 9-11, 2015.
  • Your instructor founded and chairs the Astrominers Task Force of the IEEE CIS DMTC.
  • Your instructor was an invited speaker at the Astroinformatics 2014 conference, Valparaiso, Chile, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Your instructor was one of three invited plenary speakers at the 2014 (international) 10th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM2014). WSOM conferences are organized every two years.
  • Your instructor has been serving on the Technical Committee on Data Mining, of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society since January, 2013.