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Ana María Freire Veiga

Ana María Freire Veiga

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Vicedean for Social Impact and Academic Innovation

Ana Freire is the Vice-dean of Social Impact and Academic Innovation at the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Previously, she was a researcher and lecturer at the School of Engineering at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). She has also worked at worldwide prestigious institutions such as Yahoo Labs, the University of Glasgow, and the National Research Center of Italy. Ana conducts research in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for economic and social impact, she has contributed with more than 50 scientific publications and several patents, and accumulates numerous national and international recognitions. Business Insider included her in the list of the 23...


  • Operations, Technology & Science

  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies
  • Computer Science Engineering

Director

  • Online Postgraduate Course in Data Management
  • Master in Data Analytics for Business

Professor

  • Online Postgraduate Course in Data Management
  • Postgraduate Course in Data Protection and Information Security
  • Master of Science in Sustainability Management
  • Master in Supply Chain Management, Technology and Sustainability
  • Master's in Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship
  • Master in Project Management and Culture of Change
  • Master in Auditing and Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Course in Business Management
  • Online Postgraduate Course in Data Management
  • Full Time MBA in english
  • Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management

  • Vicedean for Social Impact and Academic Innovation - UPF Barcelona School of Management
  • Director of the Operations, Technology & Science Department - UPF Barcelona School of Management
  • Head of the Academic Technology Unit - UPF Barcelona School of Management
  • Visiting professor - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Faculty - Universidade da Coruña
  • Ingeniera de Ventas - Denodo Technologies
  • Research team member - Universidade da Coruña (Grupo de Ing. Telemática)
  • Research team member - Universidade da Coruña (Grupo RNASA-IMEDIR)

Actividad Investigadora y transferencia

  • ANDORRA, M., FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2024). Predicting disease severity in multiple sclerosis using multimodal data and machine learning. Journal of Neurology, Alemania.
  • THEBEN, A. D., PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). The “new currency of the future”: a review of literature on the skills needs of the workforce in times of accelerated digitalisation. Management Review Quarterly.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M., SOLANS, D., RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., RÍSSOLA, E. (2023). Gender Bias When Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Anorexia Nervosa on Social Media: Data-Driven Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  • RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., BAEZA-YATES, R., SANZ LAMORA, N., ÁLVAREZ, A., GONZÁLEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, A., LOZANO ROCHEL, M., ... GONZÀLEZ, J. (2021). Characterization of Anorexia Nervosa on Social Media: Textual, Visual, Relational, Behavioral, and Demographical Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  • RAMIREZ-CIFUENTES, D., LARGERON, C., TISSIER, J., BAEZA-YATES, R., FREIRE, A. (2021). Enhanced Word Embedding Variations for the Detection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues on Social Media Writings. IEEE Access.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M., RAMIREZ-CIFUENTES, D., LARGERON, C., TISSIER, J., BAEZA-YATES, R. (2021). Enhanced Word Embedding Variations for the Detection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues on Social Media Writings. IEEE Access.
  • RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., BAEZA-YATES, R., PUNTÍ, J., MEDINA-BRAVO, P., VELAZQUEZ, D. A., GONFAUS, J. M., GONZÀLEZ, J. (2020). Detection of Suicidal Ideation on Social Media: Multimodal, Relational, and Behavioral Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  • BAI, X., ARAPAKIS, I., CAMBAZOGLU, B. B. (2017). Understanding and Leveraging the Impact of Response Latency on User Behaviour in Web Search. ACM Transactions on Information Systems.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M., MACDONALD, C., TONELLOTTO, N., OUNIS, I., CACHEDA, F. (2015). Queuing Theory-based Latency/Power Tradeoff Models for Replicated Search Engines. Journal of Universal Computer Science.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). ¿Contaminamos cuando guardamos nuestra información en la nube?. Libro: Perseguint el benestar planetari. Fundació Institut d'Educació Contínua, Barcelona, España.
  • RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., LARGERON, C., TISSIER, J., FREIRE VEIGA, A. M., BAEZA-YATES, R. (2020). Enhanced Word Embeddings for Anorexia Nervosa Detection on Social Media. Dir.: Michael R. Berthold, Ad Feelders, Georg Krempl. Springer International Publishing.
  • RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., MAYANS, M. (2018). Early Risk Detection of Anorexia on Social Media. Springer International Publishing.
  • RAMÍREZ-CIFUENTES, D., MAYANS, M., FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2018). Early Risk Detection of Anorexia on Social Media. Dir.: Svetlana S. Bodrunova. Springer International Publishing.
  • LEIVA, V., FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2017). Towards Suicide Prevention: Early Detection of Depression on Social Media. Dir.: Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Jonathan Cave, Anna Satsiou, Georg Carle, Antonella Passani, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Sotiris Diplaris, Donald McMillan. Springer International Publishing.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Inteligencia Artificial y datos: combinación ideal para ayudar a nuestra salud mental.. Cirion Forum, Ecuador.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Inteligencia Artificial y datos: combinación ideal para ayudar a nuestra salud mental.. Cirion Forum, México.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). STOP: Suicide prevenTion in sOcial Platforms. European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), Belgium.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Inteligencia Artificial: entre bastidores. Jump2Digital, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Inteligencia Artificial, Salud Mental y Género. II CONGRESO IGUALDAD Y RRHH, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). ¿Cómo la Inteligencia Artificial puede ayudar a la Salud Mental?  IV Ciclo Aida Fernández Ríos. Real Academia Gallega de Ciencias., Spain.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). Algoritmos que salvan vidas. TRGConf 2022.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). STOP: Suicide prevention in social platforms. Forum Europeo de Inteligencia Artificial.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). STOP: Suicide prevenTion in sOcial Platforms. Higher Education Learning Methodologies and Technologies Online: 4th International Conference, HELMeTO.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). STOP: Suicide prevenTion in sOcial Platforms. AEGA-Cat Encontro 101, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M., HUPONT, I., GÓMEZ, E., TOLAN, S., PORCARO, L. (2022). Monitoring Diversity of AI Conferences: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges in the DivinAI Project. 2022 Workshop in Diversity in Artificial Intelligence.
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  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2024). Las campañas de prevención del suicidio en redes sociales suben las peticiones de ayuda. La Voz de Galicia, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2024). La IA puede detectar el riesgo de suicidio en los usuarios de redes sociales. La Región, Ourense, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2024). Ana Freire Vega: "Culpar a la IA solo por sus malos usos es como si le hiciesen bullying". El Progreso.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Cómo la IA puede contribuir a detectar conductas suicidas a través de las redes sociales. La Voz de Galicia, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). La inteligencia artificial y las conductas suicidas en las redes sociales. La Región, Ourense, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). La gallega Ana Freire abordará el uso de la IA para detectar conductas suicidas en redes. Metropolitano.gal, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). La Inteligencia Artificial como herramienta útil para la prevención del suicidio. COPE.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Inteligencia Artificial en salud mental: así funciona STOP, el proyecto liderado por la ingeniera gallega Ana Freire. Cadena Ser, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2023). Ana Freire. El proyecto STOP.. RadioTelevisión Española, España.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). Ana Freire, médica de vocación e informática de profesión, defiende en esta fantástica charla TED la necesidad de unir tecnología y salud mental. The Reason Behind.
  • FREIRE VEIGA, A. M. (2022). Redes Sociales ¿nos conectan o nos aíslan? Feitos, España.
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