Prof. Dr. Paloma Díaz is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. With a Degree and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, she has been involved in interdisciplinary research in the Interactive Systems research group (DEI LAB) and the Institute of Culture and Technology from UC3M. She has also been visiting scholar in the Information Sciences and Technology College of PSU during the academic years 2007-2008 and 2015-2016, MAGIC LAB at British Columbia University in July-August 2011, and the Visualization Institute of Stuttgart University in July 2014. Her main areas of interest are interaction design, web/usability engineering, mobile and ubiquitous computing, big data visualization, civic participation, ICT for learning and teaching and digital cultural heritage.
Since 1996 she leads the DEI LAB (www.dei.inf.uc3m.es) that is focused on the design and development of interactive systems, data visualizations, collaborative systems and learning and simulation. The group does use- inspired basic research in areas such as emergency and crisis management, operation control, elearning and training, and cultural heritage and it also goes into enabling research to devise the capabilities of emerging interactive devices.
Dr. Díaz has led national and international research projects about the application of interactive technologies for design, learning and training, crisis management, civic participation or the operation of electrical smart grids. Some of her publications can be reached at dblp and researchGate. She has also organized international conferences and symposiums like IEEE ICALT 2008, IEEE VLHCC 2010, and IS-EUD 2015, as well as tracks in conferences such as Social Networking and Collaboration at ISCRAM 2010- 2013, Serious games and simulation at ISCRAM 2014-2015 or Creativity in Collaborative Design at ACM Cognition and Creativity 2015.
She was Director of the PhD program on Computer Science and Technology (2004-2007), Manager for the National IST Basic Resarch Program of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (2007-2011) and Vicerrector of Colmenarejo Campus at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2011-2015).