Beatriz López is a senior lecturer at the University of Girona. She graduated in Computer Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1986, she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia in 1993 and she received the degree of Information System from the Open University of Catalonia in 2003.
After receiving the CS degree, Beatriz López joined the Artificial Intelligence Research Group of the Spanish Scientific Research Council where she carried out the work “Case-base reasoning of strategic plans”. From that point on, her research interest has always been around case-based reasoning and planning and scheduling, now including optimization and learning in distributed environments. She was associate professor from 1992-1995 and 1998-2000 at the Rovira Virgili University and has served as a Computer Science Engineer in several private companies. In February 2011, she co-founded Newronia, a spin-off company from the University of Girona. Since 2000, she has been a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronics, Electricity, and Automation Engineering at the University of Girona. Taught courses include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She is member of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (member of ECCAI) and several scientific committees.
Decision support systems (case-based reasoning)
Machine learning, data mining, knowledge discovery (feature learning, sequence learning)
Optimization methods for resource allocation (auctions, heuristics, meta-heuristics)
Medicine and healthcare (coordinating eXiT/Health)
Business process (workflows), Energy-aware management, Sustainability.