ICT Woman Award for BSC researcher Rosa M. Badia

09 October 2019

The leader of the Workflows and Distributed Computing group receives the award of the Generalitat in the Academic / Researcher category.

The researcher of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) Rosa M. Badia has received the ICT Woman Award in the Academic / Researcher category granted by the Department of Digital Policies and Public Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

This award recognizes the international projection of Badia's research work in the area of parallel programming models and its contribution to the promotion of women's participation in the ICT.

Rosa M. Badia expressed her gratitude to the jury for the recognition, in valuing the importance of supercomputing as an instrument for science and the need for programming and development tools that facilitate the use of supercomputers. She thanked Mateo Valero, director of the BSC, for presenting her candidacy for this award and for supporting her research work. Badia also had words of thanks to the members of her research group and her family, for their support. The BSC researcher expressed her wish that this award helps to encourage girls to follow technical studies, in which they are a minority.

The awards ceremony took place last night coinciding with the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day and was attended, among other personalities, by the Minister of Digital Policy and Public Administration of the Catalan Government, Jordi Puigneró.

About Rosa M. Badia

Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). She is the manager of the Workflows and Distributed computing group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. She is a Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She was lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008; she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department. Rosa M. does research in Programming Models, Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing. She is contributing to several EU projects, such as ExaQUte, mf2C, CLASS, BioExcel, among others. Further information here.

About the ICT Woman Awards

The ICT Woman Awards have the double objective of recognizing the fundamental role of women in the professional, business and academic world of new technologies, and offering references to girls and teenagers who doubt whether or not to engage in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the future.

These awards promote women's access to the technological field, increase their presence, recognize the essential role of those who already belong to the ICT world and, ultimately, encourage participation in the construction of the digital society with equality criteria.