Charla: Human Behavior Modeling from (Big) Data

Nuria Oliver (Vodafone) - miércoles 28 de junio, 12.00 - Salón de Actos

HORARIO: miércoles 28 de junio a las 12:00

LUGAR: Salón de Actos

TÍTULO: Human Behavior Modeling from (Big) Data


RESUMEN:Human Behavior Modeling and Understanding is a key challenge in the development of intelligent systems. In my talk I will describe a few of the projects that I have carried out over the course of the past 20 years to address this challenge. In particular, I will present work on Smart Rooms (real-time facial expression recognition and visual surveillance), Smart Cars (driver maneuver recognition), Smart Offices (multi-modal office activity recognition), Smart Mobile Phones (boredom inference) and finally a Smart World (crime prediction). I will conclude my talk highlighting opportunities, challenges and lessons learned that could be helpful to researchers and practitioners in the area.

PONENTE:Nuria Oliver is Director in Data Science at Vodafone and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance. She holds a PhD from MIT on perceptual intelligence. She has over 20 years of research experience, at MIT, at Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA) and as the first female Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D (Barcelona, Spain). Her work on computational human behavior modeling, human-computer interaction, Mobile computing and Big Data analysis, particularly applied for Social Good, is internationally known with over 150 scientific articles in international conferences and journals, cited over 12000 times and with ten best paper award nominations and awards. She is co-inventor of 40 filed patents and a frequent keynote speaker in international conferences. She is the first Spanish female computer scientist named a Distinguished Scientist by the ACM (2015). She is an IEEE Fellow (2017) and a Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence (2016). She has received a number of awards, including the Spanish Angela Robles National Computer Science Award (2016) Her work has received many international awards, such as the MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award (2004), the Rising Talent award by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (2009) and the European Digital Woman of the Year Award (2016). She has been selected as one of the “top 9 female technology directors” in Spain by EL PAIS (2012), one of the “100 leaders for the future” by Capital (2009), one of “40 youngsters with great potential in Spain” by EL PAIS (1999) and an IMPORTANTE individual (INFORMACIÓN, 2016) among others. Her passion is to improve people’s quality of life, both individually and collectively, through technology. She is also passionate about scientific outreach. Hence, she regularly collaborates with the media (press, radio, TV) and gives non-technical talks about science and technology to broad audiences, and particularly to teenagers, with a special interest on girls.

IDIOMA: español