The organizing committee and jury of the fourth edition of the Ada Byron Prize for Technological Women, from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto, have awarded the 2017 award to Regina Llopis Rivas, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence by the University of California Berkeley (United States). The awardee is president and CEO of the technological Grupo AIA, Aplicaciones en Informática Avanzada.
Her professional profile embraces both entrepreneurship projects and the support of women activities in technological and entrepreneurial fields. Teaching, research centers management, and companies and startups creation are among some of the Ada Byron award-winning achievements. Moreover, she has participated in the creation and invested in the companies that make up Grupo AIA today.
Since Grupo AIA´s creation in 1994 until last year, the total investment amounts for 15.2 million euros, committed to various projects development from supervised learning to optimization, computational linguistics among others. Additionally, it has received 3.9 million euros of European funds and 2.4 million from national agencies.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy that the group has been granted twelve U.S. patents.
For more information:
https://www.innovaspain.com/regina-llopis-premio-ada-byron-la-mujer-tecnologa-2017/ (In Spanish)
http://www.deusto.es/cs/Satellite/deusto/es/universidad-deusto/vive-deusto/la-doctora-en-matematicas-aplicadas-regina-llopis-rivas-gana-el-premio-ada-byron-a-la-mujer-tecnologa-2017/noticia (In Spanish)