Nuria Oliver is a computer scientist with a PhD from MIT on perceptual intelligence. She has over 20 years of research experience, first at MIT, then at Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA) and finally she was the first female Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D (Barcelona, Spain). Nuria is actually the Data Science Director of Vodafone and the Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance (http://datapopalliance.org/). Her work on computational human behavior modeling, human-computer interaction, Mobile computing and Big Data analysis, particularly applied for Social Good, is internationally known with over 100 scientific articles in international conferences and journals, cited over 10000 times and with several best paper awards and nominations. She is co-inventor of 40 filed patents and a frequent keynote speaker in international conferences. She is the first Spanish female computer scientist named a Distinguished Scientist by the ACM and a Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence. Her work has received many international awards, such as the MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award (2004), and the Gaudí Gresol award to Excellence in Science and Technology (2016). She has been selected as one of the “top 9 female technology directors” in Spain by EL PAIS (2012), one of the “100 leaders for the future” by Capital (2009), a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (2009) and one of “40 youngsters with great potential in Spain” by EL PAIS (1999), among others.Her passion is to improve the quality of life of people, both individually and collectively, through technology. She also has great interest for scientific outreach and to inspire new generations –and particularly girls—to pursue careers in technology. Therefore, she is a frequent collaborator with the media and she gives talks both to the general public and especially to thousands of teenagers.
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