Thanks to our collaboration with Imagine Creativity Center and within the framework of its programme about IOT (Internet of Things), ELISAVA starts the year with an exceptional lecturer: Dr. Nuria Oliver, the greatest Spanish expert in technological trends and their interaction with the human being, who will give the lecture “The mobile moults”, this Friday, January 13th at 11 a.m. This lecture will be centered on the proliferation of wearables, the verbal and cerebral interaction with our mobile devices and their role in the re-definition of who we are as species.
The Dr. Nuria Oliver is Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance (the global coalition about Big Data and human development), advanced engineer in Telecommunications by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and doctor in Perceptual Intelligence by the distinguished Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
With more than 20 years of experience in research in the cited North-American institution, as well as in Microsoft Research (research division of the IT multinational) and in Telefónica I+D (where she was the first scientific director woman), she is one of the most renowned researchers and educators in digital anthropology, especially when it comes to the development of telecommunications and their interaction with people.
Oliver, who is also the co-inventor of 40 patents, is well-known for her work in the computational modelling of the human behaviour; in the human-computer interaction; in mobile IT; and the analysis of Big Data –especially for the social good–, as well as being passionate about the power of technology to improve our quality of life, both individually and as a community.
The Doctor has also been the first Spanish scientific woman in being proclaimed Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and she is a fellow member of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence since 2016 and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since this 2017. Her investigations have been cited more than 10,500 times in several scientific publications and she’s received several national and international awards.