María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno is a principal consultant at the Vienna office of Technopolis Group where she contributes technological and methodological expertise to the evaluation of ICT, R&D and intellectual property policies, and co-leads the data science team. 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.
She is currently leading a project on Copyright and Artificial Intelligence for DG CNECT. She led the quantitative analysis of the participation of Switzerland and Israel in Horizon 2020, for which she is linking different data sources into a single database for insightful analyses and visualisations. She also led the data analysis of the evaluation of the FFG COMET programme (BMK, Austria). Before this, she was involved in another data-intensive project for BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, England) to analyse the economic landscape of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships. For this project, she gathered and linked socio-economic and demographic data from several sources to develop a range of indicators aligned with the Industrial Strategy and suited to the geographies of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
She has recently been awarded the Fteval Evaluation Talent Award 2021 organised by the Austrian Council for Research and Technology together with the Austrian Platform for Research and Policy.
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 fluent in Spanish, English, German and has some knowledge of Italian.