conferences and topics (2024)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Artificial Intelligence has been growing exponentially and playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of human life. AI has demonstrated its ability to transform industries, improve efficiency in various areas and open up new possibilities in research. However, one of the most impactful and, at the same time, challenging aspects is the footprint AI is leaving in the security and defense domain. In a world characterized by the complexity of threats and the constant evolution of conflicts, AI has been able to develop military strategies and operations. Speaker William Marcelino will address this issue to ensure a balance between the transformative power of technology and the preservation of global security.


William Marcelino – Ponente Defensa y Yo 4.0
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist: Professor of Policy Analytics, Pardee Rand Graduate School

Bill Marcellino is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a professor of political analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and Johns Hopkins University. He trained as a sociolinguist and corpus linguist, and at RAND develops AI applications, including RAND-Lex, RAND’s proprietary text analysis suite. Marcellino teaches classes in text analysis and natural language processing (NLP), as well as qualitative research methods. His research focuses on information as a warfare function, the application and acquisition of AI technology for the Department of Defense, military resilience, and disinformation and conspiracy theories in social networks. He also helps lead RAND’s AI development in specialized LLM and LLM-enabled applications. He has also served as a U.S. Marine Corps tank officer and enlisted rifleman. Marcellino received his PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University.

Miseal Arturo López Zapico
Phd in Contemporary History at the Autonónoma University of Madrid

He has done research stays at SUNY New Paltz, UMASS at Amherst, University of Leeds, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, UC Davis and George Washington University. His research activity includes the publication of different books and scientific articles on the political and economic relations between Spain, USA and Chile in the 20th century, as well as the study of issues related to American press and propaganda during Franco’s regime. Since February 2018, he has been vice-dean of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.