The Master in Artificial Intelligence (MIA) was created in 1994 and was an innovative program in many ways. First, it entered into operations on a cooperation between our university (University of Veracruz) and the National Laboratory for Advanced Informatics ( Lania AC) . The cooperation through an agreement made it possible to combine the benefits of a private laboratory, such as Lania, with those of a large public university. Second, the MIA was originally proposed as a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, unique in the country, and therefore, with different qualities from other postgraduate degrees in Computer Science. In 1997, another agreement was signed to merge the MIA with the Faculty of Physics of our university, which would give rise to the Faculty of Physics and Artificial Intelligence ( FFIA ) of the UV. In 2015, by rectoral agreement, the Research Center of Artificial Intelligence was created, which hosted the Master in Artificial Intelligence.
Our graduates have successfully completed doctorates in various countries and many of them are currently working in prestigious institutions such as the National Institute of Optics and Electronics (INAOE), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Laboratory for Advanced Informatics (Lania A.C.), etc. In these almost 28 years we have maintained the constant presence of visiting professors, strengthening ties with other universities including the University of Paris 6 ( LIP6 Desir ) and the University of Paris 13 ( LIPN ); the Laboratory of Systems Architecture and Analysis in Toulousse, France ( LAAS ); the University of Havana; and the University of Wisconsin, among others.
Our professors and our students have participated in the main national congresses of AI and Computer Science. As an example, in the International Meeting of Computer Sciences (ENC), the Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence ( MICAI ), or the Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence ( IBERAMIA ).
The academic work is certified by two Academic Bodies, both consolidated and registered in the Superior Program for Teacher Professional Development (PRODEP) of the Ministry of Public Education.