Manuel Alfonseca is a doctor in Electronics Engineering and Computer Scientist. He teaches and does research at the Department of Computer Science of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, where he is director of the Higher Polytechnical School. Previously (1972-1994), he was
Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM Madrid Scientific Center.
He is a member of the SCS, the New York Academy of Sciences, the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM, the British APL Association and the Spanish Association of Scientific Journalism. He has published over 100 technical papers and 6 books on computer science, as well as popular science (over 60 papers in a major Spanish newspaper) and juvenile literature.
His book El rubí del Ganges (The ruby of the Ganges) got the Lazarillo Award from the Spanish government and the Spanish branch of IBBY in 1988. He has published 21 novels, six of which are science fiction and seven fantasy.
Biography provided by the author, September 2002