Latin America and the Caribbean

María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno

María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno is a consultant at the Vienna office of Technopolis Group specialised in ICT. She holds a masters’ degree in computer science and a second degree in innovation in computer science. She also holds a PhD in computer science from the TU Wien, where she worked as a researcher before joining Technopolis Group. She is experienced in the use of computer-based methods to extract knowledge from large amounts of data. An important part of her research activity involved the refinement and implementation of indicators for data analysis, the gathering of data from digital sources, as well as the analysis of large amounts of data. Her research contributions, which are both methodological and empirical, have been published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, as well as in the form of a statistical R package publicly available in CRAN. Furthermore, she is also experienced in other research methodologies including expertise in qualitative methods.

For Technopolis Group, she contributes technological and methodological expertise to the evaluation of ICT, R&D and intellectual property policies. Recent projects include the evaluation of the Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases (EC DG GROW), a study on the importance of the patent system for the construction sector in Germany (BMBF – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), and a project on the intellectual property implications of the development of industrial 3D printing (DG GROW). She is also involved in projects related to digitalisation and skills, such as such as a current study for EASME on professional digital skills for employees in SMEs, as well as in evaluation of research activity at higher education institutions (e.g. Evaluation of research interdisciplinarity of young researchers at the Vienna University of Technology). She recently led a software project with UNESCO to develop a web-based central data repository system that gathers official statistical data from the UN, OECD and the World Bank, and facilitates analyses for UNESCO’s annual reports.

She is fluent in Spanish, English, German and has some knowledge of Italian.