The Learning and Artificial Neural Networks AYRNAresearch group (TIC-148, "Junta de Andalucía") was founded in 1994 by a small group of researchers interested in the field of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). During the last years, the group has diversified its interest areas working in the resolution of different problems through soft computing techniques (artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms and other meta-heuristics). Currently, the group consists of 15 doctoral researchers and 3 non doctoral, being Dr. César Hervás Martínez the main researcher of the group.