The Martin Wolpers 2020 award goes to Carina Soledad González

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 22 November 2021.

Carina Soledad González has been awarded with the Martin Wolpers 2020 prize, granted by the Research Institute for Innovation and Technology in Education (UNIR iTED) in recognition of a lifetime of excellence in research and education with a significant impact on society.

Prof. Dr. Carina Soledad González holds a PhD in Computer Science and a PhD in Social Sciences and Education and has a long career. She is currently Head of Computer Architecture Technology in the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering at the University of La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain) and directs the Women’s Studies Research Institute.

For more than 20 years, her research activity has focused mainly on the field of Computer Science applied to Education and Human-Computer Interaction.

Here is her speech of gratitude for the award she received: The Martin Wolpers Award 2020 goes to Carina Soledad González – YouTube

More information about Carina Soledad González:

She is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture Technology at the Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of the University of La Laguna (Spain). She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2001) from the University of La Laguna and a Ph.D. in Social Science and Education (2020) from the University of Huelva (Spain). Bachelor’s in Computer Science (1995) by the National University of Northeast (Argentina), certified as Computer Engineering by the Spanish Ministry of Education (1999). She is also certified in “Early Childhood Technology” by Tufts University (USA) and in Human Computer-Interaction by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) (2020). She is the head of the research group Interaction, ICT, and Education (ITED). Carina is Chair of the Digital Culture of the University of La Laguna. She is the Director of the Women Studies Research Institute since 2021. She has been Director of the Innovation and Educational Technology (2011; 2015-2019). For more than 20 years, her research has focused on the field of Informatics applied to Education and Human-Computer Interaction (Intelligent Tutorial Systems, Adaptive and Customizable Interfaces, Educational Video Games, Gamification in Education, e-learning, digital culture), participating in different research projects and publishing widely on these topics.

Previous editions:

  • 2018: The Martin Wolpers 2018 awards go to Daniele Di Mitri and Dai Griffiths. More info.
  • 2017: The Martin Wolpers Award at JTEL 2017 goes to Zacharoula Papamitsiou. More info.
  • 2017: UNIR & ECTEL select Inge Molenaar’s team for the Martin Wolpers Award for the best eLearning paper. More info.