Karina Gibert (Ph.D.) has been a Full Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) since November 2018, and and had been a lecturer at UPC since 1990. She is currently member of the board of the Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research center at UPC.
With a Bachelor in Informatics Engineering (computational statistics and AI) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, she leads several under- and post-graduate courses on Statistics, Multivariate Analysis, Data Mining, Data Science and Intelligent Decision Support, mainly at UPC.
Her experience as a researcher includes health domains, environmental systems, business, e-commerce, tourism and fraud detection. She is currently strongly focused on integral data- and knowledge-driven Data Science processes, and on bridging the gap between data and knowledge extraction processes for complex decision-making.
Essential characteristics of her research are multidisciplinarity, externalization, internationalization and technology transfer. Her scientific production is extensive and highly rated (44 SCI-papers, more than 300 publications, 22 in QI, H-index 24).
She received awards including the donaTIC 2018 Award in the academic/researcher category (Generalitat de Catalunya, Dec. 2018) and the first HackingBullipedia Award (2013), as part of the contest promoted by world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià.
She is also a member of several noteworthy organizations, including the governmental working team Catalonia.AI, a co-writer of the Catalan Strategic Plan for AI, Vicedean of AI of the Official Chamber of Informatics Engineering from Catalonia and a founder of gender commission donesCOEINF and donesIAcat (ACIA) and Women in AI (AEPIA).