Women in SMC


Amparo Fúster, PhD received the B. Sc. Degree in Physics from the University of Madrid (Spain), M.S. Degree and Ph. D. Degree in 1986. She is currently a Researcher at Institute of Physical and Information Technologies (ITEFI) belonging to the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid. Her current research interests are cryptography (analysis and cryptanalysis), security of wireless communication systems, cellular automata, complex systems and linearization. She has published more than 80 works in scientific journals indexed in the SCI and many contributions to Conference Proceedings and other international journals. She has supervised 5 Doctoral Thesis and participated in many national and international research projects. She is founder of the 'Reunión Española de Criptología y Seguridad de la Información'. She currently acts as reviewer for international Journals and delivers courses and seminaries on topics related to cryptography and security. She is married and has two girls and one boy.


Pino Caballero-Gil is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of La Laguna (ULL) in Spain, where she leads the CryptULL research group on Cryptology (https://cryptull.webs.ull.es). She received her M.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1990 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1995. She is a member of the ULL Governing Council, and has been Director of Secretariat and Dean of Faculty. She has authored 2 patents and over 300 publications in journals, books and conferences. She has advised 7 doctoral theses and 55 end-term projects. She has participated in 56 competitive funded research projects, and has been the coordinator of 30 of them. She is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the National Network of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, coordinator of the MATSI Thematic Network of Excellence on Mathematics in the Information Society and member of the SECURITAS Thematic Network of Excellence for Research in Cybersecurity and Privacy. She is the director of the University Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence, and of the Institutional Chair on Cybersecurity of the ULL. She has received several research awards, such as the 'Canary Day Award for Young Researchers', the 'Business Project Award of the Fyde-CajaCanarias Foundation', the 'Prize in Recognition to Female Researchers of the ULL', and the 'Woman and Innovation Award 2019' in the 3rd Edition of the Mas Mujer Awards. She appears on Wikipedia (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pino_Caballero_Gil). She is a member of the University Institutes for Regional Development and for Women's Studies, and of the Association of Women Researchers and Technologists (AMIT). She has been the organizer of all the annual Women Techmakers Tenerife events.

M. del Mar

M. del Mar Gallardo Melgarejo Master of Science (Mathematics), PhD in Computer Science and Professor in Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Malaga. She has been teaching in Computer Science and Telecommunications undergraduate, postgraduate and master's degrees for more than 30 years. Her research is focused on the application of formal (mathematical) methods for the construction of reliable software. In these lines, she has a large number of publications in high-impact journals and conferences in the area. She has participated in several regional and national projects with public funding, as well as in projects funded by the European Commission. She has also collaborated in activities to disseminate science in the 'Night of the Researchers' and in the 'Chronicles of the Intangible' published by the newspaper 'El País'.


Teresa M. Martín GuerreroTeresa M. Martín-Guerrero was born in Málaga,Spain. She received the Grado de Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas (M.Sc. equivalent in Physics) from the Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, in 1990, and the Grado de Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicación (Ph.D. equivalent in Telecommunication Engineering) from the Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, in 1995. In 1991, she joined the Departamento de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, Universidad de Málaga, where she became a Full Professor in 2016. From 2008 to 2012, she was the Vice-Director for Research with the E.T.S Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (Faculty of Telecommunication Engineering), Universidad de Málaga. Her teaching topics are analysis and design of analog circuits and electronics aids to navigation. Her current research interests include microwave and millimeter wave device characterization and modeling and the analysis, and design of RF nonlinear circuits.


Celeste Navas Cea has 4 years of working experience in Roche. Adaptable team player with very good technical knowledge of the virtual meeting solutions provided in the company and high creative skills. Open and easy-to-talk-to professional, technical profile with special focus in customer centricity and service orientation. Ideal job: one that would make me feel useful and valued, where I could keep learning things every day, and one that would require close collaboration and strong interpersonal skills. In three words: collaborative, inspiring and challenging.


Marina Nieto Giménez graduated from Sound and Image Engineering at the University of Málaga in 2018, and a couple of months later started working as a software developer in a headset manufacturing company in Copenhagen. After two years in the workforce, she decided to go back to school for a Master's degree, and is currently pursuing one in Sound and Music Computing at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Passionate about music and technology, she is looking forward to working in the intersection of these two fields, exploring the creative possibilities of the future.


Luna Herruzo is a filmmaker, engineer and media & arts technologist from Spain. She attended engineering school in Málaga and got her degree in audio and video engineering. Then she went on working as music researcher at ATIC research group in projects that combined music and technology with educational purposes. In 2017 she got a MSc in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. As part of the masters curriculum, she co-directed the documentary 'Retroism now. Vinyl revival in the digital age'. She did her thesis project at BBC R&D, studying the Mixed Reality device Microsoft Hololens and exploring new ways to enhance storytelling with AR. From 2018 to 2019, she worked as young researcher with DIANA research group in the European project 'PLUGGY', which combined AR and VR with cultural heritage. In 2020, she studied Film Directing in School Training (Malaga), and she is currently working on several film projects that are in different stages of development.


Hilde Perez Born in Switzerland, she is professor at the University of Leon (Spain) and head of the Department of Mechanical, Computer and Aerospace Engineering. She received her engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oviedo and in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leon. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been involved in different national research projects related to the digitized industry and currently leads the research group in the University of Leon, Smart Systems for Manufacturing. She has also been involved in several Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects, fostering high-impact actions in South Mediterranean Countries and the Caribbean. Her research interest is in the field of industry 4.0, focused on industrial internet platforms, collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles and machining processes. She has taught different subjects including Manufacturing Processes, Materials Science, Welding, Mechanical Technology, Machine Design, Process Planning and Computer aided design and Manufacturing. In the last three years she has been invited lecturer at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Xiangtan (China) and currently she is online lecturing engineering students of the same faculty. She has experience in creating strategies in the use of digital tools and technologies oriented to online learning. She is experienced in creating a virtual environment with cyber-physical systems similar to the actual environment and being able to monitor and simulate physical and mechanical processes. In 2019 she joined Homeward Bound Project, a global leadership initiative, which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet. As a result, a collaborative, virtual network of 500 women from STEM areas are working in different projects in 43 countries.


Flor Álvarez-Taboada is a Forest Engineer and received a Ph.D. degree in forest monitoring using remote sensing. She currently works as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mining Engineering, University of León, León, Spain. She has been a Guest Researcher at the Pacific Forestry Centre, BC, Canada and at the ITC, Eanske, The Netherlands. She is the coauthor of several international publications and is a Peer-Reviewer of several GIS and remote sensing journals. Her research interests include monitoring natural resources using remote sensing. She has also coordinated two Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects, regarding Geodesy education in the Balkans and in Jordan.


Maria Luisa Arranz Chacon Actualmente desarrollo mi labor profesional en Nokia Spain aunque he trabajado anteriormente en Alcatel-Lucent, Telettra Espa&ntiledea y Marconi Española. Mi trabajo actual es de Ingeniero de Producto, en la tecnología de Optics (Transporte) y soy la Technical Project Manager para la red Troncal de Vodafone, Ministerio de Defensa (gestión de claves y privacidad) y AXENT, además de dar soporte a redes de otros clientes. La tecnología incluye capa óptica con y sin plano de control, capa eléctrica con y sin plano de control y Layer2 (tanto en Provider Bridge como en MPLS-TP) además del uso de las distintas herramientas de diseño y gestión. Anteriormente he realizado desarrollo sw, fw y hw para equipos de acceso y transporte, así como desarrollo e integración de distintos productos con base criptográfica (tanto clave pública como privada). En paralelo trabajo en distintos proyectos de innovación bajo el paraguas de Bell Labs (centro satélite en España dentro de Nokia) siendo la coordinadora de varios de ellos basados en IoT, 5G y distintas tecnologías enfocadas en ámbito social: app para maltrato/bulling, avatar de conductores, triaje en grandes catástrofes, infraestructuras criticas durante catástrofes, soluciones de seguridad y privacidad/anonimato, etc. colaborando con distintas universidades como ULL, Málaga, URJC y UPM.


Cristina Domínguez Trujillo Ingeniera titulada de la Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Sevilla (Sevilla, España), estoy especializada en Ingeniería Química y de Procesos. Realicé mi último año de estudios en INSA de Lyon (Lyon, Francia), en el departamento de Ingeniería Energética y Medio Ambiente, opción de ingeniería de Sistemas Térmicos. Durante mis estudios, he podido consolidar mis conocimientos en química, termodinámica, transferencias de calor, mecánica de fluidos, ingeniería de procesos (concepción de equipos e instalaciones) y energía. Realicé mi Doctorado en el seno del Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales de la Universidad de Sevilla en el área de aplicaciones biomédicas, especializándome en la caracterización de biomateriales. Durante este periodo, realicé dos estancias de investigación en el Imperial College de Londres (London, UK) y en la Northeastern University de Boston (Boston, MA, USA). Actualmente trabajo en CIDETEC Nanomedicine (Donostia-SanSebastián, País Vasco, España) como Junior Researcher, en el desarrollo de hidrogeles para prótesis de cadera.