Karina Gibert, honorary mention of the IEC Creu Casas Award

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The FIB teacher has received this honorary mention for her work in favour of female talent.

The Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) has awarded the Sant Jordi 2021 Prizes of the XC Cartell de premis i de borses d’estudi. These prizes recognise the research work of all areas of Catalan science and culture and are awarded to those people and works that stand out for their scientific or academic value.

The awards were presented on 23 April at a face-to-face ceremony chaired by its president, Joandomènec Roc, from the courtyard of the Casa de Convalèscencia de Sant Pau, headquarters of the IEC, and it has been broadcast live on YouTube.

The IEC, which this year has distributed more than fifty prizes, has awarded the honorary mention of the CREU CASAS Dones per canviar el món prize to Karina Gibert “for her relevant and outstanding academic career with which she has contributed to generating a model and reference for the next generations”.

The UPC and FIB professor as well as director of the IDEAI-UPC, Karina Gibert, is one of the leading scientists of the UPC's Aquí STEAM programme, participating actively in many university activities to end with the gender gap. She also promotes female vocations in the field of computing and technology from different fronts. She founded donesCOEINF in 2018, the gender commission of the Big Data, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia, where she was its vice-dean. Subsequently, Gibert created a vice-dean of presidency on equality and ethics that she currently holds and a year later, she established the gender chapter of the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence.

The Sant Jordi Awards were founded in 1914, being the oldest tradition of the IEC, and its mission is to contribute to the promotion of scientific research, the most outstanding culture and the Catalan language.

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