Prof. Dr. Eva M. Méndez Rodríguez
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Eva Méndez Rodriguez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences and she is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an open knowledge militant (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 1997 and Tenured Professor since 2008. She has also taught and carried out research at other universities and institutions. She has been an active member of several international research teams on various standards for the Web. She is member of the US Academy Louis Round Wilson-Knowledge Trust and the Advisory Committee of the DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative).
During the 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship, as part of the European Union postdoc programme, at the Metadata Research Center at Chapel Hill University North Carolina (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as advisor to many more in the fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. Since 2006 she has been participating as an independent EC expert on the assessment and monitoring of various projects for a number of programmes in different fields such as Digital Libraries and Open Science. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director of the University Master’s degree in Digital Libraries and Information Services. She is one of the original signatories of The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University, and from May this year she is Deputy Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).