THEORIA_ Researcher Group Director
Javier Bustamante Donas, Director of the Research Group UCM 940052 Theoría. Proyecto Crítico de Ciencias Sociales, is a philosopher and ethical theorist with a strong background in Computer Science who focuses upon ethical and political issues related to cyberculture and knowledge society. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Complutense University in Madrid, with Summa Cum laude and Honors. He also holds a M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and a M.S. with Honors in Computer Science from Pontifical University of Salamanca. He has held some research grants and scholarships in Spain, Brazil, and the United States, including a Fulbright scholarship, a National Foreigner Visiting Professor grant in Brazil (PVE) and a Spanish Advanced Research Fellowship.
He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Complutense University in Madrid, and has been a Visiting Professor in several international universities, including University of Deusto, University of the Basque Country, and Carlos III University (Spain), St. Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad (India), and Pontifical University of Minas Gerais and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), where he was appointed to an endowed Iberoamerican Chair created by the Bank of Santander in the Department of Scientific and Technological Policy. He is Director of the Iberoamerican Center for Science, Technology and Society (CICTES) and Vice-President of the FIAP (Forum for the Development of the Society of Information), and Vice-President of the González-Vallés Foundation. He is currently main researcher in a national research project on the political and ethical aspects on cloud computing. He has recently coordinated an international research project for developing an Iberoamerican Digital Citizenship with the participation of several Spanish, Brazilian and Bolivian universities, and the sponsorship of the AECI (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation).