Lourdes Moreno

Lourdes Moreno

  • Office: 2.2.A.24
  • Campus: Leganés Campus
  • Phone number: +34 91 624 59 62
  • E-mail: lmoreno@inf.uc3m.es

Short Bio

Associate Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and researcher with the Human Language and Accessibility Technologies HULAT)Group , Moreno holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Technology from the UC3M and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid

Moreno is the Chair of the Human-Computer Interaction Association (AIPO) in Spain, a member of the General Council of the Spanish Computer Sciences Society (SCIE) and secretary of the SCIE’s governing body. Additionally, she is the Vice Chair of CHISPA, the Spanish chapter of the ACM-SIGCHI, which is an ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction.

Moreno teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the UC3M’s Higher Polytechnic School, in addition to participating in numerous Disability, Design for All and Accessibility initiatives at both the UC3M and other Spanish universities. She collaborates with the Spanish Subtitle and Audio Description Centre (CESyA) as a research fellow, and participates in endeavours to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for girls and youth.

Moreno’s research is focused on the design, development and validation of accessible technology aimed at users with disabilities (sensory, physical, and cognitive) across a range of fields (education, public administrations, health, etc.). Her research combines Human-Computer Interaction with Natural Language Processing, using interdisciplinary approaches. Moreover, Moreno’s research focuses on user-centred design and incorporates experience and knowledge of how technology is used by a wide range of user groups with disabilities.

Portada de la revista Interacción

Co-author of articles published in high-profile journals, Moreno has, over the last 15 years, participated in numerous scientific forums which have had their minutes indexed by prestigious academic publishers. She is also the co-editor of Interacción journal, the official publication of Human-Computer Interaction Association (AIPO). All these journals and contributions deal with accessibility in technology. For many years, she has also made her research available to a number of different organisations. Furthermore, Moreno participates in both Spanish and European research projects in the area of technology and accessibility.

At present, she is the main researcher of the ACCESS2MEET project (PID2020-116527RB-I00- call 2020 Knowledge Generation Projects and Research Challenges) in which cognitive and sensory accessibility to videoconferencing systems is studied with a multidisciplinary approach, based on the shared scientific knowledge that methods from areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Human Machine Interaction can offer. She is the main researcher of the EASIER project, whose objective is to develop innovative technological solutions using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning methods that improve access to clear, simple and Easy-to-Read content for people with intellectual disabilities in a specific way, and to all people in general. The research work is financed by the Indra company and the Universia Foundation. The project was selected as one of the winners in the "Call 2019 support for research projects accessible Technologies Indra-Foundation Universia".

Moreno also belongs to the Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association’s (AENOR) AEN 71/SC36/GT 12 Committee which drafted the UNE standard on the quality of digital educational materials (PNE 71362: 2020).

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


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