Biography

Prof. Dr. Nayat Sanchez-Pi is Professor of Computer-Human Interaction at the Department of Informatics and Computer Science  of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the Rio de Janeiro State University (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UERJ). 

Dr. Sanchez-Pi research interests have broadened over the years and span topics that range from artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining to ambient intelligence, ubiquitous computing and multi-agent systems. This is a consequence of the collaboration with several research groups: the Active Documentation  and Intelligent Design Laboratory (ADDLabs) of the Institute of Computer Science of the Fluminense Federal University; the Laboratory of Agent Modelling (LabMAg) at theFaculty of Science of the University of Lisbon; the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin, and the Group of Applied Artificial Intelligence at the Computer Science Department of University Carlos III of Madrid.

Her research profile for the last 10 years includes active research in the area of applied artificial intelligence. She has several publications in national and international peer reviewed conferences, books chapters and high standard international journals.

Academic Positions

  • present2015

    Professor at Computer Science Department

    Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

  • Present2012

    Senior Research Scientist

    ADDLabs, Computer Science Institute, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

  • 20122011

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Fluminense Federal University, Computer Science Institute, Brazil

  • 20122005

    Assistant Professor

    University Carlos III of Madrid, Computer Science Department, Spain

  • 20112011

    Visiting Researcher

    University College Dublin, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Ireland

  • 20102010

    Visiting Researcher

    University of Lisbon, Computer Science Department, Portugal

  • 20072005

    Assistant Researcher

    University Carlos III of Madrid

Education & Training

  • Postdoctorate 2012

    Postdoctorate

    Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

  • Ph.D. 2011

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  • M.Sc. 2007

    Master of Computer Science and Technology

    University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  • B.Sc. 2000

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    University of Havana, Cuba

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • February 2015
    1st Place for Tenured Faculty position in Human-Computer Interaction at Rio de Janeiro State University
    Winner of 1st Place for Tenured Faculty position in Human-Computer Interaction at Rio de Janeiro State University.

    PUBLIC NOTICE No. 254/2014, RIO DE JANEIRO STATE UNIVERSITY.

  • 2012
    Young Talent Attraction Research Fellowship
    Winner of Young Talent Attraction Research Fellowship. Project “Ambient assisted
    living, e-health and surveillance (AALeHS)” (36 months).

    Call 60/2011, Line 1, No. 400103/2012-5. Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras MEC/MCTI/CAPES/CNPq/FAPs.

  • 2012
    Extraordinary Ph.D. Award
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    Award to the best PhD by UC3M

    ( Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado)

  • 2012
    ERASMUS Staff Mobility fellowship of the European Commission
    Granted by the European Commission in order to:
    i) encourage EU higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer;
    ii) promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods; and
    iii) to create links between higher education institutions in EU and with enterprises.
  • 2012
    Merit-based- Post-doctoral Fellowship Young Professors and Researchers
    Granted with 5000,00 € in order to provide collaboration between professors of Spanish Universities and Universities in the Iberoamerican Community of Nations.

    Funded by Banco Santander “Santander Universidades” (http://www.becassantander.com/)

  • 2012
    Merit-based Fellowship Mobility Professors and Researchers Brazil-Spain
    Awarded by Fundación Carolina. Granted with 5600,00 € in order to provide collaboration between professors of Spanish Universities and Universities in the Iberoamerican Community of Nations
  • 2010
    Merit-based-fellowship awarded by Carlos III University of Madrid
    Granted with 2100,00 € in order to provide PhD students mobility in another prestigious University or Research Centre in the same research area.

    ``Evaluation Techniques for Ambient Intelligence``

  • 2009
    Merit-based-fellowship awarded by Spanish Ministry of Education
    Granted with 4550,00 € in order to provide mobility in another Research Centre inside the European TME2008-00950. (http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2009/07/06/pdfs/BOE-A-2009-11154.pdf).
    ``Learning Techniques for Context-aware Systems``
  • 2009
    Merit-based-fellowship awarded by Carlos III University of Madrid
    Granted with 3255,00 € in order to provide mobility in another Research Centre inside the European Union.
    ``Multi-Agent systems for Ambient Intelligence``