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Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
Coordinator of the Spanish scientific and technological participation in the SKA
Granada, Spain
Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro is a radio astronomer focused on the multifrequency analysis of the evolution of galaxies and their environments, with special emphasis in the study of atomic gas (HI). Currently, she is the Coordinator of the Spanish scientific and technological participation in the SKA project and was designated by the Spanish Ministry as the Spanish Science Director in the SKA Board of Directors.

She is also the Spanish representative in the SKA Regional Centre Steering Committee and she has been Co-chair of the SKA HI Science Working Group, member of the Board of the consortium for the design of the SKA Science Data Processor and of the SKA Regional Centre Coordination Group. Since 2003 she leads the AMIGA group, a scientifically active group of astronomers and software engineers, pioneers in e-Science developments applied to radioastronomy and scientific reproducibility and coordinates the development of a SKA Regional Centre Prototype at the IAA-CSIC in Spain, fully engaged with Open Science principles. She is as well a member of the AERAP’s Women in Science group.