Maral Dadvar

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Stuttgart Media University

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Maral Dadvar joined the GYA in 2017. In the GYA, as the co-lead of the Scientific Excellence working group (2017-2019) she worked on looking into intangible parameters for evaluating one's achievements and excellence. Moreover, during the same years, she was the Chair of the Selection Committee where she greatly worked on proposing new methods for improving the inclusivity and diversity in the membership. In years 2019 and 2020 she was elected to the GYA Executive Committee. As an EC, she was responsible for the Procedural portfolio, where she, in collaboration with other colleagues, established an online platform ( where all the GYA internal and external procedures are documented and easily accessible to the membership.

Dr Dadvar is a postdoctoral researcher at Stuttgart Media University, Germany.  Her research interests lie in the areas of information retrieval, and natural language processing while she is also heavily focused on Linked Open Data. She received her PhD degree from the University of Twente, Netherlands. During her PhD she has mostly worked on the identification and prevention of online crimes with a special focus on cyberbullying and online trafficking. Besides her research, she is also involved in other activities toward science impact on society as well as inclusivity and diversity in science. Dr Dadvar has established the 500 Women in Science Pod in Frankfurt, Germany in 2018 ( and has been the coordinator since.

Currently, she is the GYA delegate at Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS) and she serves as one of the Executive Board members.