AI research for social good
I am Postdoctoral Fellow at the ND Technology Ethics Center (University of Notre Dame) and I am conducting the Economically Sustainable AI for Good Project at the ND-IBM Tech Ethics Lab. I have the honor to Chair the IJCAI Symposia in the Global South and Co-Chair the AI & Social Good Special Track at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'23). During the last four months I have been a Visiting Scholar at the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science and the Public (UC Berkeley).
Focusing on issues of poverty mitigation, fairness and inclusion, I work on the design of AI socio-technical systems that provide new insights to counteract inequality, and more broadly, to advance interdisciplinary research towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
I conduct research that contributes to the AI state of the art in Natural Language Processing, Agent-Based Modeling, Social Networks and Machine Learning, with the ultimate goal to offer insights for innovative interventions to local and global challenges. Some of these lines of research were awarded Best AI for Good Project at the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'22) and Outstanding Paper at the ACL (Association of Computational Linguistics) within the 7th Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms.
I received my Ph.D. in the joint program offered by the universities Ramon Llull, Deusto and Comillas Pontifical University (Cum Laude) for a dissertation on "Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion: an analysis of bias against the poor", during which I was trained into the philosophy of economics, ethics and human development as well on the state of the art on AI. I studied a Master's Degree in Economics Research from Universitat Ramon Llull and an International Executive M.B.A. (distinction with honors) from IE University Business School, where I was awarded for the Best Entrepreneurial Project.
Previous to my current position at the University of Notre Dame, I worked as a Design Thinking lecturer at EINA (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), as an entrepreneurship consultant for the Barcelona City Council Local Development Agency and I directed my own entrepreneurial project.