Salvador Naya Fernández

University of A Coruña

Vice Chancellor for Scientific Policy, Research and Transfer. Professor of Statistics and Operations Research of the Department of Mathematics.

He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of A Coruña. In 1987 he started his teaching activity as a college teacher of Mathematics, and in 1994 he joined the university, teaching at the Polytechnic School of Ferrol (UDC), where he still teaches different subjects in the area of Statistics and Operational Research in Naval and Oceanic Engineering Degree and in Mechanical Engineering Degree. He also participates as a teacher in the Master in Complex Materials, Thermal Analysis and Rheology (double international degree with the Paris Diderot), and in the interuniversity of the three Galician universities in Statistical Techniques.

Researcher of the MODES group, attached to the CITIC Singular Center. His research work focuses on parametric and non-parametric estimation of curves, statistical quality control and statistical methods in thermal analysis and rheology. He is the author of more than 120 papers. He has directed 7 doctoral theses and participated in more than 40 research and transfer projects with companies.

He was a delegate of the Student Advice and Promotion Service (SAPE) and Director of the Jorge Juan Catedra. He has been president and co-founder of the “Nerxus Quality Solutions” spin-off.

He is an associate editor of several scientific journals and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He is Prize “Educator of the Year 2013” for the JLM Project and Award SEIO-FBBVA for the best applied contribution with impact in the social area, innovation or knowledge transfer in the Statistics field.

Currently, his work as vice chancellor, he is president CITIC Foundation.