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Vodafones talented Nuria Oliver receives honorary doctorate

Vodafone's talented Nuria Oliver receives honorary doctorate

Here's a big congratulations to Nuria Oliver, PhD, for her outstanding leadership and contributions in science and technology.

Nuria is a Director of Data Science Research for top employer, Vodafone. She is an expert in artificial intelligence and holds a PhD from MIT and is a Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute.

Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her accomplishments

She has received an Honorary Doctorate for her impressive contributions to industry and society in scientific and technology fields.

An inspirational woman, Nuria is has also been elected as a member of the Europaea Academy that specializes in the advancement of academic excellence.

Nuria also is to receive her medal as an Academic at the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering.

Her employer, Vodafone, is very proud of Nuria's significant achievements.

A thriving career with impressive milestones

Here's a great summary explaining why Nuria is so very impressive.

Present and previous positions

  • 2017 - present Director of Research in Data Science -- Vodafone (London and Spain)
  • 2017 - present Chief Scientific Advisor -- Vodafone Institute (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2016 - present Chief Data Scientist -- Data-Pop Alliance (New York and Boston, USA)
  • 2007 - 2016 Scientific Director -- Telefonica R&D (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2000 - 2007 Researcher -- Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA, USA)
  • 1995 - 2000 Research assistant -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • 1994 - 1995 Software engineer -- Telefonica R&D (Madrid, Spain)
  • 1992 - 1993 International Student Circle Fellow / Intern -- Siemens R&D (Munich, Germany)

Fields of scholarship

  • Artificial intelligence methods to model human behavior from data
  • Development of intelligent interactive systems: smart rooms, cars, clothes, offices and mobile phones.
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Big Data for Social Good

Honours and awards

  • 2018 Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 2018 Honorary Doctorate from the University Miguel Hernandez (Spain)
  • 2018 FIUM Award by the University of Murcia
  • 2017 ACM Fellow
  • 2017 Medal to Business and Social Impact by the Government of Valencia (Spain)
  • 2017 IEEE Fellow
  • 2016 Spanish National Computer Science Award (Angela Ruiz Robles category)
  • 2016 European Digital Woman of the Year Award
  • 2016 Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence
  • 2016 Gaudi Gresol Award to Excellence in Science and Technology
  • 2016 Ada Byron Award by University of Deusto (Spain)
  • 2016 Salva i Campillo Award to the most outstanding technology professional in 2015
  • 2009 Rising Talent by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society
  • 2004 MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award by MIT Technology Review
  • 1994 La Caixa Foundation Fellow
  • 1994 Spanish First National Prize of Telecommunication Engineers
  • 1994 First Prize in Telecommunication Engineering by the ETSIT in the University Polytechnic of Madrid (UPM)
  • 1992 - 1993 Siemens International Student Circle Fellow

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