Personal profile

Biography

Maria Garcia de la Banda is a Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology with more than 25 years of experience as an academic. She is currently a member of the ARC College of Experts, the Co-Chair of the Monash-Woodside FutureLab and until July 2022 the Deputy Dean Research of the Faculty. Prior to that she was overall Deputy Dean of the Faculty (2013-2016) and the Head of the Caulfield School of Information Technology (2009-2011). Her research interests include Combinatorial Optimisation, Program analysis and Transformation, Declarative Programming Languages and Bioinformatics. Since 2010 she has been Area Editor of the Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, and since 2019 member of the Editorial Board of the Constraints journal. She has attracted more than $20M in industry funding and $14M in nationally competitive funding, including $8M as CI in 11 ARC grants (5 as lead).

Maria's PhD, awarded in 1994, won the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid's Best PhD Award. In 1997 she was awarded the first and only prestigious Logan Fellowship in the Faculty of Information Technology a role she held for 6 years. In 2005 she won, with Peter Stuckey, the International Constraint Modelling Challenge. She has been an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Logic Programming (2005-2008) and of the Executive Committee of the Association of Constraint Programming (2017-2020), of which she was also elected as President (2019-2020). In 2021 she was inducted into the Monash Honour Roll.

Monash teaching commitment

Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT1008/FIT1015 Introduction to computer science
  • FIT3082 Programming Languages and Paradigms

She has also experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT1008/FIT1015 Introduction to computer science
  • FIT3082 Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • CSE3301 Computer Science Project
  • CSE1303 Computer Science
  • CSE5340 Programming Language Concepts and Semantics
  • CSE2393/CSE3393/CSC/3930 Prolog Programming

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

Award Date: 7 Jul 1994

Computer Science, Ingeniero Informatico, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

Award Date: 1 Mar 1992

Research area keywords

  • Program Analysis and Transformation
  • Constraint Programming
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Problem Modelling And Solving
  • Bioinformatics

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