Laura Ación

Laura Ación

Adjunct Research Scientist - Founder

Instituto del Cálculo - CONICET

Laura is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the National Research Council in Argentina (CONICET). She has experience working 100% remotely from Buenos Aires to the rest of the world sincce 2006. She worked on her PhD disertation in USA 90% remotely. She took virtual university courses since then and her first experience teaching at the graduate and post-graduate level in 2013 were also remotely for students that were living in the USA. The entirety of her remote work has been done from Buenos Aires. With these precedents, no wonder she included techonoly when she started teaching in person to enhance the relationship with her students.

Since 2007 she leads voluntary-lead projects all around the world. A success is the creation of a Latin American conference whose organizer comitee only met in person the day of. Another is the Spanish translation of a book withouth meeting in person with almost none of the participants.

Laura is also a The Carperntries-certified instructor and instructor trainer and has experience developing massive online courses for a northamerican platform (whose name she omits due to the company’s ethical issues).

Interests

  • Data Science
  • Clinical Research
  • Adictin
  • Open Science

Education

  • PhD in Biostatistics, 2012

    University of Iowa

  • Master in Public Health, 2009

    University of Iowa

  • MS in Biostatistics, 2004

    University of Iowa

  • Licentiate in Biology, 2002

    Universidad de Buenos Aires

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