Nuria Oliver – keynote speaker at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021!
Proudly presenting Nuria Oliver – Co-founder and Vicepresident of ELLIS (The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) – and one of our international keynote speakers at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021.
Nuria Oliver is co-founder and vice-president of ELLIS (The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems), co-founder of the Alicante ELLIS Unit, devoted to research on ”Human(ity)-centric Artificial Intelligence”, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance, and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute. In March 2020, she was named Commissioner for the President of the Valencian Region on AI Strategy and Data Science to fight Covid-19. Since then, she has led a team of 20+ data scientists. She has also led the ValenciaIA4COVID team, which has recently won the 500k XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge.
She has over 25 years of research experience in the areas of human behavior modeling and prediction from data and human-computer interaction. She has been a researcher at Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA), the first female Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D for over 8 years, and the first Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone globally (2017-2019). Her work in the computational modeling of human behavior using Artificial Intelligence techniques, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and Big Data analysis – especially for the Social Good is well known with over 160 scientific publications that have received over 20,000 citations and ten best paper award nominations and awards. She is the co-inventor of over 40 filed patents and she is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences. Her work has contributed to the improvement of services, the creation of new services, the definition of business strategies, and the creation of new companies.
Nuria is recognized by the ACM as Distinguished Scientist and Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the IEEE and the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Her passion is to improve people’s quality of life, both individually and collectively, through technology. She is also passionate about scientific outreach. Hence, she regularly collaborates with the media (press, radio, TV) and gives non-technical talks about science and technology to broad audiences, and particularly to teenagers, with a special interest in girls.
Find out more in the abstract of Nuria’s talk “Towards a Socially Sustainable Artificial Intelligence” at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021.