Ruth Garcia

Universitat Pompeu de Fabnra

Cisco Systems- International Scholarship Recipient

Currently a PHD student in Information Technology at Universitat Pompeu de Fabra (UPF). My supervisor is Ricardo Baeza. I am also a teacher assistant of Information Retrieval for Undergrads at UPF. I received my Master Degree in Information Technologies and Audiovisual Media from UPF with the guidance of Xavier Amatriain at Telefonica R&D. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering in Ecuador from Escuela Politecnica del Ejercito. I am fluent in Portuguese and English besides my native language Spanish. I also studied French during several years in Alianza Francesa de Quito and Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University.

“Sihem Amer Yahia (who worked as principal scientist in QCRI at Qatar Foundation) showed me that hard work is the best therapy for a broken heart!”