Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, coordinator of the Care and Preparedness in the Network Society (CARENET) research group, was awarded the prestigious David Edge Prize for the article Healing, Knowing, Enduring: Care and Politics in Damaged Worlds published in The Sociological Review in 2017.
Javier Luis Cánovas and Jordi Cabot, both researchers of the SOM Research Lab, win the Software Engineering in Society Paper Award of the international ICSE 2018 Conference for the paper "The Role of Foundations in Open Source Projects".
The researcher Maria Rodó de Zárate, from the Gender and ICT research group (GENTIC), has been awarded with the UOC-RMF Prize for the best project with social impact. The Relief Maps project highlights social inequalities.
Àngel A. Juan, director of the ICSO research group wins the 2017 Luis Azcarraga Award of the Fundación ENAIRE for the the article “A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals”, co-written with Jésica de Armas Adrián, from Pompeu Fabra University and an external member of the ICSO group, Luis Cadarso Morga, from Rey Juan Carlos University, and Francisco Javier Faulín Fajardo from the Public University of Navarre.
Carlos Cámara Menoyo, researcher of the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA Lab) IN3 research group and Doctoral student at the UOC, has been awarded with the IND+I Science Prize in the metropolitan innovation policies category, given by Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona (PEMB).
Gwendal Daniel has been awarded as the best Phd thesis prize for 2017 given by Inforsid, the French national association on Information Systems. Daniel, postdoctoral fellow of the IN3 research group SOM Research Lab, presented his thesis about software modeling supervised by Jordi Cabot, director of the research group.
Montserrat Batet, researcher of the IN3 research group in K-riptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON), has received the Dona TIC 2016 Award in the category of Academic/ Research given at the 12x12 Congress, organized by Tertúlia Digital and SmartCAT of the Generalitat de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Observatori Dona Empresa i Economia.
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) approved the UOC’s adhesion to the Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units. The UOC thus becomes part of an initiative made up of universities, foundations and other organizations that share the common goal of improving and increasing training, culture and knowledge related to science in society.