Professor José María Díaz Nafría
José María Díaz Nafría, Ph.D. is currently
visiting professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences,
investigator at the University of León(Spain) and at the Universidad
Estatal Península de Santa Elena (Ecuador). He is cofounder and
coordinator of the BITrum Research Group for the interdisciplinary Study
of Information (Spain), Vice-President of Communications of the
International Society for Information Studies, board of directors of the
Science of Information Institute (USA), member of the Unified Theory of
Information Research Group (UTI, Austria), board of the Institut für
Design Science (Germany), Fellow of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study
of Systems Science (Austria), and Board of the International Center for
He was research fellow at the Vienna University of Technology and at the Technical University of Madrid. He also served as professor at the University Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid between 1997 and 2009. He has been visiting lecturer at Mälardalen University (Sweden), University of Furtwangen (Germany), and Sankt Pölen University of Applied Sciences (Austria). Since 2008 he has organized or co-organized many international activities related to the interdisciplinary study of information and systems. He currently coordinates the glossariumBITri (interdisciplinary glossary of concepts, metaphors, theories, and problems concerning information) and belongs to the scientific board of several scientific journals in the field of information and systems.
Membership at the boards of scientific organizations in the field
BITrum Group for the interdisciplinary Study of Information (Spain, President)
International Society for Information Studies (ISIS, Vice-president for Communications)
International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE)
Unified Theory of Information Research Group (UTI, Vienna)
Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS, Vienna)
Institut für Design Science (IDS, Germany)
Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Education, Universidad de León
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Munich University of Applied Sciences
Researcher at the Department of Systems and Telecommunication of the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena
His papers include What is Information? A multidimensional concern, Are “the semantic aspects” actually “irrelevant to the engineering problem”?, Emergence and Evolution of Meaning: The General Definition of Information (GDI) Revisiting Program — Part I: The Progressive Perspective: Top-Down, Emergence and Evolution of Meaning: The General Definition of Information (GDI) Revisiting Program — Part 2: The Regressive Perspective: Bottom-up, Ethics at the age of information, Is Information a Sufficient Basis for Cognition? Part 1: Critique of Dretske’s Approach, Is Information a Sufficient Basis for Cognition? Part 2: Physical Foundations, and New ICTs and Social Media: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Social Change.
José earned his MSc in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain in 1995, and earned his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2003 with a dissertation on “Contributions to the electromagnetic inverse problem”. He was also awarded with a M.A. in Philosophy by the Universidad Nacional de Educació a Distancia (UNED) in 2008.
His research focus is Philosophy of science and engineering, Science of Information, Information ethics, Information Society, Observation & Measurement Problem, Inverse problem, Communication theory, and Systems Science and Complexity.
Watch José María Díaz Nafría: De la máquina de vapor a la de Turing and José María Díaz Nafría: Un enfoque sistémico de la innvación: cosmos, vida, sociedad. Read his Google Scholar Citations and his LinkedIn profile.