RecerCaixa program distinguishes Maria Ribera Sancho's project

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Maria Ribera Sancho receives the prize of the program recerCaixa 2017,in the field of public politics, with the project LinDaFIX (Linked Date for Fighting Inequality in Complex Societies).

The project ‘LinDaFIX (Linked Date for Fighting Inequality in Complex Societies), of the teacher María Ribera Sancho, of the Services and Information Systems Engineering Department of the FIB jointly with the researcher Maria Cristina Marinescu, of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center has received the prize, in the field of the public politics, of the program RecerCaixa 2017

This program of the "La Caixa" bank foundation aims to promote and encourage excellence research in Catalonia, increase social and economic progress, and improve the well-being of people.

The LinDaFIX project seeks to address the growing number of cases of poverty and social exclusion and its main objectives are the timely detection of people at risk, the discovery of patterns that predict inequality and the development of a group of vulnerability indicators. The approach proposed is based on semantic technologies, automated reasoning, machine learning and natural language processing techniques to traverse information and discover relationships that can indicate which individuals are at risk. In the short term, the objective of the project is to help detect hidden cases of vulnerability and, at a deeper level, it raises that this can change the way in which society sees individuals affected by poverty and exclusion.

The research team of 'LinDaFIX', a big data project to fight against inequality in complex societies