María José Rodríguez Fortiz - University of Granada (Spain)

María José Rodríguez Fórtiz is Doctor in Computer Science since 2000. She teaches in the ETSIIT of the University of Granada since 1990, when she finished her degree in Computer Science. She has been main researcher or has participated in 30 research projects and contracts with business. Her research lines are related to the application of ICTs to special needs and elderly people. She is specialized in accessibility, usability and adaptation of the software to the user, taking into account user profiles and context information. In all projects and contracts she has collaborated with teams of physicians, psychologists and educators. The majority of her projects are directly related to ASD. She has received several prizes and recognitions of her work. She has several publications and her team has developed several free computer programs as result of her research and projects. She has directed and direct Phds and final projects (from students in the last course) related with her interest topics above mentioned. She is reviewer of some journals. She is reviewer from a National Agency of Quality that evaluates projects. She is member of several committees in the University of Granada related to teaching and research.