Nuria Oliver is a computer scientist. She holds a doctorate. from the MIT Media Lab. She is the first female computer scientist in Spain to be named ACM Distinguished Scientist and ACM Fellow. She is also a member of the European Artificial Intelligence Association and a member of the IEEE. She is a member of the Academia Europaea and the fourth and youngest female member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering. In 2018, she was named Engineer of the Year by the Professional Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Spain and received an honorary doctorate from Miguel Hernandez University.
She is well known for her work in computer models of human behavior, human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, mobile computing, and big data for social good. She is the named inventor of 41 patents. She is a frequent keynote speaker for both technical and non-technical audiences. She collaborates regularly and is presented by the media. She is very passionate about the power of technology to improve our quality of life, both individually and collectively (Wikipedia).
She invests considerable effort in advocacy efforts to make technology more accessible to a non-technical audience and to inspire young people – and especially girls – to pursue careers in technology.