Lourdes Moreno

Lourdes Moreno

  • Office: 2.2.A.15
  • Campus: Leganés Campus
  • E-mail: lmoreno@inf.uc3m.es

Short Bio

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and researcher in Human Language and Accessibility Technologies HULAT) Group. PhD in Computer Science and Technology from UC3M and a Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is accredited by ANECA as a Full University Professor (2024).

She has been the President of the Human-Computer Interaction Association (AIPO) in Spain since 2019 and has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the General Council of the Spanish Computer Sciences Society (SCIE) (2020-2024). Additionally, she has been Vice President of the Spanish chapter of ACM-SIGCHI, an international ACM particular interest group in Human-Computer Interaction. Since 2022, she has been an expert for the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee on Human-Computer Interaction (IFIP TC13).  She is also the Deputy Director of the Spanish Center for Subtitling and Audiodescription (CESyA), a state reference center in the field of accessibility under the Ministry of Social Rights, Consumer Affairs, and Agenda 2030.

She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the School of Engineering at UC3M, primarily in subjects related to databases and data architecture. Additionally, she participates in numerous initiatives in the field of Disability, Design for All, and Accessibility training at UC3M and other universities (UPM, UAM, UPC, UNED). She also participates in initiatives to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers among girls and young women.

Her research focuses on designing, developing, and validating accessible technology aimed at users with disabilities (sensory, physical, and cognitive) in various application domains (education, public administration, health). Her research combines the disciplines of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Software Engineering (SE), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) with interdisciplinary approaches. Her work follows a Human-Centered Design approach, and she has experience and knowledge of the technology used by different groups of users with disabilities and older adults.

She completed a one-year research stay (2022-2023) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, UK. She is the co-author of publications in high-impact journals (26) and has participated for 20 years in scientific forums with proceedings indexed in prestigious academic publishers (more than 100). She has been a guest editor for special issues in high-impact publications (4) and co-editor of the journal Interacción, a publication of the Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO). She is a member of the editorial board of high-impact journals such as the Journal of Web Engineering, Universal Access in the Information Society, and Interacting with Computers. All these publications and contributions are in the field of technology accessibility.

For 20 years, she has coordinated and continuously participated in national and European research projects in the fields of technology and accessibility. She also collaborates with organizations, transferring the research developed through Article 60 contracts with companies and through patents, trademarks, and products with registered intellectual property.

Currently, she is the principal investigator (PI) of Access2Meet (PID2020-116527RB-I00- 2020 call for Knowledge Generation and Research Challenges Projects), where methods of HCI, AI, and NLP have been explored and implemented for videoconferencing systems with integration of intelligent accessibility services. Recently, she has been the co-PI of the Access2Citizen project (Approved in Royal Decree 670/2022 of August 1), which, as a result, has defined the standards and integration scheme of the national and European single emergency number 112 for data transmission in mobile networks, being the roadmap in the AGE. It is worth highlighting the research area initiated in the EASIER project in 2019 (PI) (INDRA-Universia Foundation Accessible Technologies Award), whose objective is to develop solutions that improve cognitive accessibility using HCI, AI, and NLP methods, systematizing the generation of texts in Plain Language and Easy Reading in user interfaces accessible to people with intellectual disabilities specifically, and for all people in general.

She belongs to various Standardization Committees, such as the AEN 71/SC36 Committee (ICT for learning), which developed the UNE Quality Standard for Digital Educational Materials (PNE 71362: 2020), or the CTN 153 Committee (Assistive products for people with disabilities), where the UNE 153010 and UNE 153020 standards have been developed and are being updated.

Regarding management, she has been Secretary and Deputy Director of Faculty in the Department of Computer Science at UC3M (2020-2024). She is an evaluator for the State Research Agency and has managed the ICT area in the IA Call of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation, and Scientific and Technical Monitoring (October 2021-March 2022).

RESEARCH TOPICS:  Accessibility ICT - Accessibility Engineering - Accessible user interfaces - NLP & accessibility - Education for all - Mobile Accessibility - Organization's Accessibility Plan


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