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Maria Ribera Sancho (Ph.D.) is a tenured professor of the Department of Service and Information System Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She has been active in the software engineering field for over twenty-five years. Her main research areas are conceptual modeling, information system, software engineering, service science, management and engineering (SSME). She is the author of different research articles and papers for international congresses and journals. She has collaborated in the development of many projects for companies and institutions.
From 2004 to 2010 she has served as dean of the Barcelona School of Informatics and as vice-dean, head of studies in the same school between 1998 I 2004. In addition, Prof. Sancho has been Dean Country Ambassador at European Academia Network-DEAN (2006-2010) and President of the Spanish Council of Deans and Directors of Informatics, CODDI (2006-2010) of which is now an honorary member.
Currently, seh is a lecturer of Engineering Services at inLab FIB, head of Academic Programs at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Executive Committee of the center of excellence in Severo Ochoa BSC. She is the Spanish representative in the IFIP TC8 (Information Systems) and member of the Strategic Plan of Barcelona INES platform, as well as a member of FIBAlumni, ATI and SISTEDES.