conferences and topics (2024)

Universidad de Sevilla

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.

Marycruz Arcos Vergas
Professor at the University of Sevilla

She studied Law at the University of Seville (80/85) and specialized in European Union in the Master of the College of Europe in Bruges (86/87). She received her doctorate from the University of Seville with a thesis on decision-making processes in the EU under the supervision of Professor Carrillo. She is full professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Seville. She coordinates the Master’s Degree in European Studies, in which she teaches institutional system, internal market, competition policy and external relations of the EU. He is in charge of the academic direction of the European Documentation Center and the Europedirect information point in Seville. He also chairs the Andalusian Council of the European Movement.