Interview with Dr. Maria-Ribera Sancho

 “Tech Careers for Women” interview series as part of the EUMaster4HPC.

We open this series of interview with Dr. Maria-Ribera Sancho – a remarkable leader, a highly skilled professional, energetic, inspiring, innovative and thinking out-of-the-box woman! 
Dr. Maria-Ribera Sancho is a professor in the Department of Services and Information Systems Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and an invaluable contributor to the EUMaster4HPC project!

Maria, a visionary in the world of education and training in HPC, ignites passion and empowers others through her remarkable contributions. Her dedication and innovative mindset continue to inspire and shape the future of the field.
We are confident that her incredible experience and inspirational advice will greatly help numerous young girls in discovering their path in HPC! 💫 💫 💫 

The interview is on our  YouTube and LinkedIn 
Enjoy and stay tuned!

Dr. Maria-Ribera Sancho has been professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 1987. At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center she has been Manager of the Education and Training department and Director of the PRACE Training Center@BSC since 2012. 

While Dean of the Barcelona School of Informatics at UPC she chaired the Spanish Council of Deans and Directors of Informatics and has been honorary member of this Council since 2010. She has recognised expertise in curricula development and quality assurance in Higher Education and Professional Training including but not limited to embedding the HPC and its applications on Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional Training programmes. 

Currently she has strong commitment at the #EUMaster4HPC definition and implementation and at the CASTIEL WP3 Training, Twinning and Mentoring implementation. 

She serves as President of EQANIE( and is former chair of the Accreditation Committee. She is member of the ACM-W Europe Executive Committee She has been active in the Software Engineering field for over 30 years. 

Her main research areas are Learning Analytics, Ontologies and Conceptual Modelling.