Maria Ribera
Associate Director
Maria Ribera

Dr. Maria Ribera Sancho is professor in the Department of Services and Information Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech). She was Dean of the Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona (2004 to 2010) and Vice-Dean of Studies of the same Faculty (1998 to 2004).Currently, she is the Manager of the Education and Training Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and Director of the PRACE Advanced Training Center at BSC. She is Chair of the EQANIE Accreditation Committee and vice-president of EQANIE. She is a member of the ACM-W Europe Executive Committee.

She has been active in the field of Software Engineering for over thirty years. Her main areas of research are Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies, Learning Analytics, Information Systems, and Software Engineering. She is the author of scientific articles and other publications presented at international conferences and journals (dblp: Maria-Ribera Sancho). Her main contributions focus on automated design based on conceptual models, reasoning on model evolution, and model-driven software development. She is a member of the IMP research group at the UPC (Information Modeling and Processing). She has participated in and led both national and European research projects for more than 25 years without interruption.

She has led and participated in numerous competitive and non-competitive projects with companies and other institutions. She is currently associate director of the Innovation Laboratory of the Barcelona School of Informatics inLab FIB and academic director of the Talent program.

She was also the National Ambassador to the European Dean’s Network, DEAN Network (2006-2010) and President of the Conference of Directors and Deans of Computer Engineering, CODDI (2006-2010), of which she is currently an honorary member. She has twice been awarded the Prize for Quality in University Teaching by the Social Council of the UPC (2005 and 2021) and also the Jaume Vicens Vives distinction awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (2005). She has received the Sapiens Award 2011 (awarded by the Colegio de Ingeniería Informática de Valencia) and the Festibity 2011 award (given by the FIBAlumni association and the Barcelona School of Computer Science). She also received the ACM-W Service Badge.

Final Degree Projects directed

Ontology for modelling and understanding educational data and concepts

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