M. Ángeles Serrano is an ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB). She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics at UB with a thesis about gravitational wave detection, and a master in mathematics for finance from the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica CRM. After four years in the private sector as IT consultant and mutual fund manager, she returned to academia in 2004 to work in the field of complex networks. She completed her postdoctoral research at Indiana University (USA), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and IFISC Institute (Spain). She came back to Barcelona in 2009, when she was awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship at UB. M. Ángeles obtained the Outstanding Referee Award of the American Physical Society. She is a founding member of Complexitat, the Catalan network for the study of complex systems, and a promoter member of UBICS, the Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems.