Ana Freire

Ph.D. Computer Science

Vice Dean for Social Impact and Academic Innovation

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

UPF Barcelona School of Management

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Research topics

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Social Media Analysis, Mental Health, Bioinformatics, Web Search, Diversity and AI.

Leading the following Projects

  • Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health
  • STOP (Suicide prevenTion in sOcial Platforms)
  • Project addressed to study mental health issues in social platforms. We increased by 60% the calls incoming from social media to a national hotline. In collaboration with: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Computer Vision Centre (UAB), Hospital Parc Taulí, FITA Fundació, Fundació Ajuda i Esperança, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Université de Lyon.
  • Diversity in Artificial Intelligence
  • divinAI (diversity in Artificial Intelligence)
  • We measure the diversity regarding sex, geographical location and business (academia vs industry) in top Artificial Intelligence conferences. In collaboration with: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Joint Research Centre (European Commission).
  • Gender gap in STEM
  • Wisibilízalas
  • International contest adressed to Primary and Secondary Schools to break gender stereotypes associated with STEM carreers. More than 3700 students from 5 different countries created more than 1200 websites including profiles of professional women in STEM. In collaboration with: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, FECYT (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation).

Highlighted Publications

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science talks

Speeches in Academic Ceremonies

Women in STEM campaigns/activities