Nayat Sanchez-Pi

Head of Inria Chile
Nayat Sanchez-Pi

Nayat Sanchez-Pi has just been appointed head of Inria Chile, an international laboratory created in 2012 to facilitate Franco-Chilean scientific and industrial exchanges.

Nayat Sanchez-Pi pursued Master (2007) and Ph.D. (2011) degrees in Computer Science from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), receiving the Extraordinary Ph.D. Thesis Award.

Before that, she got a degree in Computer Science from the Universidad de La Habana. Since 2015, she is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), co-leading the Research Group on Intelligence and Optimization (RIO Group). In 2018, she joined Inria working at TAU project team in Inria Saclay research centre.

Nayat Sanchez-Pi has also been a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Lógica Filosofia e Teoria da Ciência (Rio de Janeiro) acting as Chief Science Officer at ADDLabs/UFF (2012-2015), an assistant professor at UC3M (2006-2012), visiting researcher at the Universidade de Lisboa (2009) and the University College in Dublin (2010) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (2011-2012).

Her research interests range from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Ambient Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction developing real-world applications in several R&D projects with top-level industry and academic partners. She has been distinguished with a Prociência Project-Fellowship Award and a Young Scientist of the State of Rio de Janeiro Chair.