Dr. Guillermo Hough

Title: Survival analysis and sensory shelf life: overview and recent developments

Dr. Guillermo Hough is a research scientist of the Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas- Buenos Aires- Argentina. He is on the editorial board of Food Quality and Preference and Journal of Sensory Studies, and is author of over 100 published journal articles, of which 84 are in the field of sensory and consumer science. He is also author of the book: “Sensory Shelf Life Estimation of Food Products". He has coordinated international projects with researchers from Latin America, Spain and the USA and has taught numerous courses in the Americas and Europe.



Ricardo Mansilla 

Title: Methods for analyzing information from social media. Case studies

Ricardo Mansilla has a Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Havana, Cuba and a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Carleton Canada. He currently works in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexicana. His scientific interests are related to the evolutionary models of DNA, financial markets and artificial intelligence. In this last field he has worked on methods for extracting and analyzing information from social networks. He has published more than 40 journal articles and is coauthor of four books.


Tormod Næs

Title: Analysing individual differences in sensory science: Why and how?

Tormod Næs has a PhD in Statistics from University of Oslo. He currently works as Senior researcher at Nofima at Ås, Norway. His experience covers both method development and applications within a large number of areas; the most important being spectroscopy, process optimisation, product development and sensory science. He has been involved in more than 200 peer review papers published in journals related to statistics, chemometrics, food science, sensory science, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry. Tormod has also co-authored and co-edited 5 books in the areas of chemometrics, statistics and sensory science. He has supervised 22 students to final PhD degree and has been the European editor of Journal of Chemometrics and Associate editor of Technometrics.