Department: INFORMÁTICA Y AUTOMÁTICA

Institute: INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA DE SALAMANCA

PhD school: FORMACIÓN EN LA SOCIEDAD DEL CONOCIMIENTO

Institute: INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACIÓN

Area: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Research group: GRUPO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN INTERACCION Y ELEARNING

Email: aliciagh@usal.es

Doctor by the Universidad de Salamanca with the thesis Análisis de integración de soluciones basadas en software como servicio para la implantación de ecosistemas tecnológicos educativos 2018. Supervised by Dr. Francisco José García Peñalvo.

Alicia García-Holgado received the degree in Computer Sciences (2011, University of Salamanca, Spain), a M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems (2013, University of Salamanca, Spain). She has a PhD from the University of Salamanca (Cum Laude) (2018) in the Doctoral Programme Education in the Knowledge Society, focused on the use of technological ecosystems as a tool to improve knowledge management in different contexts. She is Associate Professor (Profesora Contratada Doctora) at the Computer Science Department. She is member of the GRIAL Research Group of the University of Salamanca since 2009, where she currently leads the research line "Social Responsibility and Inclusion". Moreover, she is a member of the quality committee of the Doctoral Programme Education in the Knowledge Society, in charge of the implementation and management of the research portal (https://knowledgesociety.usal.es). Her research is related to the development of technological ecosystems for knowledge and learning processes management in heterogeneous contexts, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), with a particular focus on engineering and technology. Noteworthy the organisation and participation in a large number of international activities aimed at reducing the gender gap in STEM, including the "Women Researchers' Breakfast at the University of Salamanca", recognised by the University of Salamanca as a good practice in social responsibility and awarded the Gutenberg Award for scientific dissemination 2020 by CoxmoCaixa. She has participated as technological support and coordinator in more than 50 regional, national and international research projects, including MIH (https://mihproject.eu), VALS (https://virtualalliances.eu), the H2020 project WYRED (https://wyredproject.eu) and the European cooperation project with Latin America W-STEM (https://wstemproject.eu). She is currently participating in the CreaSTEAM project, focused on reducing the gender gap in STEM, and coordinator at USAL of the Erasmus + project SPADATAS (https://spadatas.eu), focused on security and privacy in academic data management at schools. Furthermore, she has participated in the definition and development of a large number of technological ecosystems, including the ecosystem to support the internal processes of the company Aqua Development Network and the knowledge management ecosystem of INAP (National Institute of Public Administration). In terms of scientific production, she is Associate Editor of the IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje and the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería. She has more than 170 international publications in scientific journals and conferences, many of them indexed in JCR and SCOPUS. She is member of the Negotiating Committee of the II Equality Plan of the University of Salamanca. She is also a member of the Women in Computing Committee of the Scientific Society of Spanish Informatics and sub-coordinator of the CLEI (Latin American Centre for Computer Science Studies) Community for Latin American women in computing. She is a member of IEEE (Women in Engineering, Education Society and Computer Society), ACM (and ACM-W) and AMIT (Spanish Association of Women Researchers and Technologists).