During this month that is about to end, we celebrated International Women In Engineering Day 2021 by sharing self-portrait photographs sent by some of the women who are part of EELISA. A celebration that became an international trend and that, as our #EELISAwomen portrait series shows, never ends for EELISA. Sabina Nuti (SSSA) and Chloé-Agathe Azencott (PSL-Mines Paristech) share their background and thoughts in a nutshell in the fourth article of our monthly series dedicated to the women within the European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance.
Sabina is Rector of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa since 2019. She is a Full Professor of Health Management at the Institute of Management and founder of the Management and Health Laboratory at the Sant’Anna School. Her research activity is focused on performance evaluation systems, efficiency, and governance mechanism in health care. She forged her education in classical studies, then graduated in Political Science with a Master in Business Management at the Università Bocconi in Milan so both Sciences and Humanities have shaped her background. As a mother of four children and a European leading expert in health management, Sabina is committed to finding tools to bridge the gender gap in Academia and Society and in encouraging girls to approach STEM disciplines.
* In her own words:
An international breadth and interdisciplinary education and research are the distinguishing footprints of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, a “school of excellence” in Pisa together with the Scuola Normale Superiore. Pisa is located in the same region as Vinci, which is the city where Leonardo was born. The Sant’Anna School wishes to bring the genius loci (in Latin, the set of our distinguishing footprints such as socio-cultural, architectural, communicative, behavioral) of our region, Tuscany, as a contribution to EELISA Project. We are keen to share with the partners our enthusiasm, our desire to overcome the boundaries of traditional education and research, and to contribute proactively in improving the quality of life to build a fairer and more inclusive world.
*Her key ideas to define EELISA
Disruptive. Engaging. Challenging.
Chloé is an associate professor at the Center for Computational Biology of Mines ParisTech (PSL Research University). She develops machine learning methods to study biology and health. Her main focus is on tools that can help us understand the impact of genetic variation on disease. She is also one of the founders of the Parisian chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science, an organization with 100 chapters worldwide and over 50,000 members, and a mission to support and promote women and gender minorities practicing, studying, or interested in the fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence.
* In her own words:
As a former Erasmus student, having studied or worked in 5 different countries, I am excited that European Universities will provide an even richer international study experience to their students. I am looking forward to bringing my experience as an international student, an interdisciplinary researcher, and a woman scientist to EELISA!
* Her key ideas to define EELISA:
Discovery. Inclusion. Cooperation.