Silvia de los Rios Pérez

MSc. Silvia de los Ríos Pérez (female) is Telecommunication Engineer, specialty in Telematics, by the Carlos III University of Madrid since 2010, with a Master of Business Administration, by the Complutense University of Madrid (2012). She was research assistant at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany, while she was doing her degree thesis on Telecommunications as an Erasmus student. She worked during one year as researcher at the Vodafone Spain Foundation, where she collaborated in two research and innovation projects in the field of accessibility and inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

She is senior researcher and project manager at Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) research group, where she joined in 2011. She has collaborated in several R&I projects that deal with ICT applied to the social sector, including e-Health, social inclusion, Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) and smart culture. Currently, she participates in the EIT Health funded project Living Labs and Test Beds, supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups with Living Lab services, that are open innovation ecosystems where different stakeholders cooperate on solutions to solve healthcare challenges.

She is project manager at LifeSTech of the H2020 funded project, aiming to support the uptake of open service platforms in the Active and Health Ageing (AHA) domain, and she will be involved in the upcoming H2020 project Gender STI, which will contribute to solve complex problems associated to the integration of the gender perspective in STI dialogues with third countries. In addition, she has been involved in other European projects already finished: INFINITy (EIT Health) dealing with the use of ICT solutions to empower the functional independence of people with mild cognitive impairments (MCI); City4Age (H2020) that aims to enable “Ambient Assisted Cities” or “Age-friendly Cities” for early detection of risks related to cognitive impairments and frailty; HOOP (EIT Health), a remote rehabilitation platform based on music therapy and Rhythm Auditory Stimulation for Parkinson disease patients; IN LIFE (H2020) that provides a set of services to support independent living of people with MCI; DISCOVERY (H2020) that aims at supporting dialogues and fostering collaboration on ICT R&I between Europe and North America (US and Canada); TAG CLOUD (FP7) for personalization of cultural experiences through the use of ICT; LEADERSHIP (FP7) that enables dialogues in ICT innovation between Europe and Latin-America, CLOUD4All (FP7) for auto-personalization of accessible user interfaces in different mainstream technologies and devices; and AEGIS (FP7) that developed a set of accessible solutions for desktop, mobile and web applications. Moreover, she has participated in numerous conferences and workshops for dissemination of projects results and she is the author of several scientific papers in national and international conferences.