Amaia Abanda (Tecnalia) wins the 3rd edition of the Gladys Award

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The Gladys Award aims to reward the career developed by young women in the digital environment and to promote the projection of female referents.

The awards ceremony will take place on 26 September at the UPV/EHU’s Faculty of Computer Science.

The jury valued Abanda’s interdisciplinary nature, her enthusiasm for promoting the role of women in technology and her enthusiasm for future projects.

Amaia Abanda (Donostia, 1989) will receive the III. Gladys Award. The jury wanted to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the winner, since, despite being a mathematician by training, she has focused her interests, complementary training and performance in the field of computer science.

Mathematician professionally oriented towards computer science

Amaia Abanda was born in Donostia in 1989. As for her academic career, she graduated in Mathematics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Subsequently, she completed a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the Faculty of Computer Science of the UPV/EHU during the years 2014-2015. Finally, he presented his doctoral thesis in 2022, carried out between the Basque Center of Applied Mathematics (BCAM) and the Intelligent System Group (ISG) of the Faculty of Computer Science of the UPV/EHU.

She is currently working at the Tecnalia research centre as a researcher in the field of data science. It is worth noting that she was awarded the prize for the best record in her Master’s degree and in 2018 at the Congress of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA) she was awarded the mention for the best thesis project.

In addition to her work as a researcher, she is a woman of great initiative and in recent years has participated in various projects related to cooperation, dissemination and gender equality.


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