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Nuria Oliver

Nuria Oliver is currently the Scientific Director and founder of the User, Data and Media Intelligence research team in Telefonica Research (Barcelona, Spain). She is responsible for the HCI, Mobile Computing, Big and Personal Data Mining, User Modeling and Multimedia Research Areas. Nuria received her PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in June 2000. From July 2000 until November 2007, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. At the end of 2007, she returned to Spain to create and lead her research team at Telefonica Research in Barcelona. Her research interests include mobile computing, personal and big data analysis, smart environments, context awareness, multimedia data analysis, recommender systems, statistical machine learning and data mining, artificial intelligence, health monitoring, social network analysis, computational social sciences, and human computer interaction. She is currently working on the previous disciplines to build human-centric intelligent systems and improve the work with technology. She has written over 100 scientific papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. Her work has been widely recognized by the scientific community with over 7700 citations, she has over 40 patent applications and granted patents. She is also in the program committee and a reviewer of the top conferences in her research areas. She was program co-chair of IUI 2009 and of MIR 2010, general conference co-chair of UMAP 2011, industry-day co-chair of IJCAI 2011, track co-chair of ACM WWW 2013 and track founder and co-chair in ACM MM 2014, among others. Nuria and her work has received a number of awards, including MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award and (2004) a Rising Talent from the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (2009), ACM ICMI’s 10 Year Technical Impact Award (2014). Recent publications by Nuria and her team have been nominated or received best paper award at ACM Ubicomp 2014, ACM RecSys 2012,  ACM RecSys 2010 and ACM CHI 2010. She is a Senior member of the ACM.