Ana Freire

Ph.D. Computer Science

Researcher and Lecturer

Director Centre for Sustainability

Founder Wisibilízalas

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona



  • November 2018
  • Artificial Intelligence Women Challenge
  • Women Leader TIC
  • Award for 5 women with remarkable contribution to Artificial Intelligence
  • September 2018
  • CASA Fellowship
  • Consortium for Studies Abroad
  • Scholarship to do research at Weill Cornell Medicine for 3 months
  • July 2017
  • Quality Teaching Awards
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Award for the application of innovative teaching techniques in the Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
  • April 2017
  • Equit@T Awards
  • COEINF Catalunya
  • Honorable Mention for the organization of Wisibilizalas, a contest to reduce the gender bias in tecnology in Primary and Secondary schools
  • November 2015
  • Big Data Talent Award
  • BigDataCoE Barcelona
  • Award to the PhD Thesis with the most social-economical impact
  • June 2012
  • Google Anita Borg Scholarship (Finalist)
  • Google Inc
  • Scholarship for distinguished ICT female students
Last organised events:

  • April 2020
  • ECIR 2020
  • Demo Chair
  • 42 European Conference on Information Retrieval
  • 2019 (Barcelona) and 2020 (New York, Barcelona)
  • DivinAI Hackfest
  • Organiser
  • Hackfest for gathering data in order to create diversity indexes for AI conferences. Project: http://divinai.org
  • Yearly since 2016
  • Wisibilízalas
  • Founder
  • International contest for Primary and Secondary Schools to reduce the gender gap in technology
  • December 2016
  • 26th IEEE International Conference in Data Mining - IEEE ICDM 2016
  • Publicity, Web & Social-Media Chair
  • The world’s premier research conference in data mining. It provides an international forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences.