Alma Barranco-Mendoza featured speaker at SFU’s “Women in Science” conference


Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. was one of the featured speakers in the 2015 Women in Engineering, Science and Technology conference at Simon Fraser University.

An innovative teacher, entrepreneur and executive, CIO of the Canada Space Society and Co-Founder of Infogenetica Natural Products Ltd., Alma has made sustained and significant contributions to technology development, implementation and research. She has consistently envisioned the applications of technology well ahead of her peers and has developed three first-in-class commercial software systems. Her research on diabetes assessment systems and assistive learning technology for Autism won several grants and awards, and attracted international media attention. She has held top information technology positions at TWU, NerdForce, and the Canadian Space Society, where she was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2015 CIO Impact Award and is currently nominated for the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Technology, Science and Research. She is a sought-after speaker and she teaches and mentors youth and future technology professionals at UFV and TWU and through volunteer programs such as The Hour of Code and Canadian Women in Technology.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Langley Hospice Society.

Alma holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, from Simon Fraser University and M.Sc. and B.Sc. Hons. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Trent University. She is married with a pair of twin sons. She and her family enjoy the outdoors, playing music, and travelling.


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