Ana Freire

Ph.D. Computer Science

Director of the Operations, Technology and Science Department

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

UPF Barcelona School of Management



My TEDx Talk

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