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Former NeEDS PhD student Cristina Molero del Río featured in the newspaper Diario Córdoba talking about her research on Machine Learning, Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research and Management Science, for what she recently received a prize from the Classification Society. Check it out at: (March 2023)

The Classification Society congratulates the 2023 Distinguished Dissertation award winner, Dr. Cristina Molero-Río (École Polytechnique). Dr. Molero-Rio received her Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Seville in 2022. The title of Dr. Molero-Rio’s thesis is “Enhancing Classification and Regression Tree-Based Models by Means of Mathematical Optimization’’. (March 2023)

Nuria Gómez Vargas, PhD Student at Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla (IMUS) has been one of the 25 awardees of the XIX Certamen Arquímedes of Introduction to Scientific Research among 567 participants from 65 Spanish universities. With the work “Development of Artificial Intelligence techniques for the photo‑identification of fish individuals” (available at she obtained the Accésit Plus Prize awarded by the Ministry of Universities of Spain and a Research Visit at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) awarded by Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (June 2022).

Professor Cynthia Rudin, NeEDS Scientific Leader at Duke University, wins Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2022. The most prestigious award in the field of artificial intelligence. Like the Nobel prize and Turing award, it carries a $1M prize. Read more about Cynthia Rudin here (October 2021)

NeEDS Coordinator Dolores Romero Morales has been elected as a member of the management committee of the COST Action “Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance – Towards a transparent financial industry” (CA19130, Read more here (November 2020)

Emilio Carrizosa receives XIII Fama Award in Sciences. NeEDS Work Package leader Emilio Carrizosa from USE is being recognized for his excellent research trajectory with the FAMA-University of Seville Award for Research Career. Read more here (September 2020)

NEWS on El proyecto NeEDS-una realidad en IECISA (13-01-2020), in Spanish

ABCdesevilla: Emilio Carrizosa: «Las matemáticas van a acabar con el hambre en el mundo» (08-12-2019), in Spanish

Vuelve Con Nosotros (USE Alumni Magazine): Proyectos europeos, p.15 (22-11-2019), in Spanish

CBS.NL: EU Grant taking Data Science to a higher level (11-09-2019)

CBS Horizon 2020:  Grant for NeEDS – Network of European Data Scientists (04-03-2019)

CBS News: Professor is to lead large EU Project on Data Science (29-10-2018)