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Another year giving support to the initiative we introduce the members of the jury of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Foruth edition_2021.

  • Laia Albors Zumel


    Student of the 4th year of Science and Data Engineering, a new degree offered by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 4 years ago and which responds to the need to train graduates with a multidisciplinary vision of engineering and able to face the challenges poses a technological environment in evolution and that is based, in good part, on computer systems that generate and analyze massive amounts of data. Laia, who studied the Baccalaureate at the IES Guillem de Berguedà from Berga, obtained the highest mark of the selectivity in her region, becoming worthy of a distinction of the PAU by the Consell d’Empresa i Coneixement of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Acceded to the grade that began then with the highest note of the promotion.

  • Joan Melià

    Jury member

    Joan Melià Seguí, PhD (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2011) and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2005), is lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), both at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Before, he has been postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and visiting researcher at the Palo Alto Research Centre (Xerox PARC), California, USA. His research is focused on the Internet of Things, Contextual Intelligence and Security. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in indexed journals, conferences and workshops, and is coauthor of one patent. Dr. Melià-Seguí teaches in the postgraduate studies on "Smart cities: City and Technology" at UOC where the importance of open data in the city, besides other aspects, is analyzed.

  • Helena Ramalhinho

    Jury member

    Helena Ramalhinho is a professor at Pompeu Fabra University. B.A. and Master's degree in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Ph.D. D in Operations Research from Cornell University, New York, USA. He has been involved in various research projects and in consulting for companies in the Transportation, Operations Management and Logistics sector. He has published many articles in prestigious international scientific journals and presented his work at international conferences. He teaches various undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. D from Pompeu Fabra University, the Barcelona School of Management (UPF) and some European universities. She is currently the director of the Business Analytics Research Group.

    Helena Ramalhinho

  • Enric Rubio

    Jury member

    Enric Rubio Rodriguez, Master in ICT Security, Computer Science Engineer (UNED), member of the Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia, and Judicial Expert.
    He is the founder and CEO of Asimetrics Intelligentia. He carries out his professional activity at the Ascó-Vandellós II Nuclear Association as responsible for critical impact information systems on the safety of people and the environment.
    He combines his professional work with teaching, as Professor-Tutor of the UNED, where he tutored various subjects within the Degree in Computer Engineering.

  • Oleguer Sagarra

    Jury member

    Oleguer Sagarra has a PhD focused on Network Science and human mobility from the University of Barcelona, with a stay at MIT working on urban shared mobility solutions. MsC in computational physics for UPC. He works by understanding complex social / economical phenomena through the traces left by its associated data using also an analytical view for modelling it. Co-founder and data scientist at the quatitative digital innovation consultancy Dribia, where he leads projects and solves real problems with original solutions based on data.


  • Jordi Vitrià Marca

    Jury member

    Jordi Vitrià Marca is a Professor of Computer Languages ​​and Systems at the University of Barcelona (UB), a computer science graduate from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1986, UAB) and a doctorate in Computer Science (UAB, 1990). He has extensive professional experience in research, mainly in the areas of automatic learning and computer vision, areas in which he has published more than 100 articles. His teaching is distributed between algorithmic, data science and computer vision. He is currently the Director of the Fundamental Principles of Data Science Master from the UB.