ICREA Academia
Davinia Hernández Leo

Davinia Hernández Leo

ICREA Acadèmia 2019

Universitat Pompeu Fabra · Engineering Sciences

Davinia Hernández Leo

Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department and Head of the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She obtained a degree and a Ph.D on Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Spain, and has been visiting researcher at Open University of the Netherlands, Fulbright Scholar at Virginia Tech and visiting academic at the University of Sydney. She has published extensively and has received several awards, including best paper and best demo awards in conferences in her domain and the European award for excellence in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning technology. She is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Learning Technologies and is currenly Vice-Dean of the UPF Engineering School and Vice-President of the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Research interests

Prof. Hernández-Leo's research activity lies at the intersection of Network and Computer Applications, Human-Computer Interaction and Learning Sciences, being broadly centered on the domain of Learning Technologies, and spanning fields such as learning design technology, computer-supported collaborative learning, community platforms, learning analytics, and architectures and devices for learning. Her main objective is to contribute to improve Information and Communications Technologies to empower teachers and to enable potentially effective learning experiences that are not possible (or very demanding) without technologies. Her research group (TIDE, https://www.upf.edu/web/tide) is currently focused on data analytics and scalability in Learning Design tooling, Classroom Orchestration technologies and Distributed Learning Environments. 


social technologies, standards and interoperability, devices for learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, technologies for learning design