Fernando Vilariño: Elected Chairman of ENoLL Council
At the Council meeting taking place during the OpenLivingLab Days in Geneva, Dr Fernando Vilariño was elected as ENoLL Chairman of the Executive Board (ENoLL Council). He has replaced Dr Tuija Hirvikoski, who served in the position from 2015-2018.
In his words addressed to the ENoLL General Assembly, Dr Vilariño said: “I feel deeply honoured and also thrilled by the trust received, by the opportunity of contributing to ENoLL and work with all of you. ENoLL’s main asset is its Community, and I humbly would like to invite you to go together, hand in hand. We are committed at creating actual innovation-led growth and societal change with the people from EU and the World, advancing in the democratization of knowledge access and creation for all. Our Living Labs are excellent examples of the EU competitive advantage to develop multi-stakeholder solutions in a human-centric approach. We, as a community, need all your personal and enthusiastic contributions, do not hesitate to be protagonists: feed your ambitions for a better society and, please, address us in order to better understand your needs and concerns, and how to collaborate together. Particularly, the Digital Transformation will present great challenges to our societies that cannot be tackled by a single institution or organization alone. This represents, at the same time, a great opportunity for all of us. Together, we are definitely stronger.”
Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia Systems. His research has been linked to different areas of Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence with especial attention to Medical Imaging, fieldwork in which he has developed different projects together with paramount hospitals and companies. His work is published in the main Journals and Conferences of the area and he has also contributed to a number of patents in the field. In addition, during the last years, he has participated in the design of different initiatives, both at local and international level, with the aim of developing novel paradigms of digital social innovation.
He has also led the implementation of a model of Living Lab that transforms Libraries into actual innovation arenas, exploring how technology transforms the cultural experience of people. He has participated in different events and invited talks in the area of ICT in the context of Culture.
His main expertise is centered around:
– Models of Governance of Living Labs and 4-helix instruments
– Innovation in Libraries, Museums and the cultural field in general.
– Artificial Intelligence and ICT tools.
Dr. Vilariño has been awarded with the Spanish Government Ramon y Cajal Grant (2010), Google Academy Award for his research (2014) and the Barcelona Mobile Week Award for the @BrossaInedit project.
Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics
The email address for Dr. Fernando Vilariño is firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Vilariño openly invites those willing to contribute to address him with suggestions, comments and ideas.