Nuria Oliver
Chief Scientific Advisor and Vice-President of ELLIS

Nuria Oliver is Chief Scientific Advisor and one of the founders of the ELLIS Alicante Foundation. She is co-founder and vice-president of ELLIS.

She is Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute, Chief Data Scientist at DataPop Alliance, an independent member of the board of directors of Bankia, and Commissioner of the Presidency of Valencia for AI and COVID-19. Previously, she was Director of Data Science Research at Vodafone, Scientific Director at Telefónica and researcher at Microsoft Research. She holds a PhD from the Media Lab at MIT, and is an IEEE Fellow, and ACM Fellow, and EurAI Fellow, co-founder and vice-president of ELLIS, and elected permanent member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain. She is also a member of CHI Academy and the Academia Europaea. She is well known for her work in computational models of human behavior, human computer-interaction, mobile computing and big data for social good. Named inventor of 40 patents. She has received many awards, including the MIT TR100 Young Innovator Award (2004), Spanish National Computer Science Award (2016), Engineer of the Year (2018), Valencian Medal to Business and Social Impact (2018) and Data Scientist of the Year (2019).