Dr. María Óskarsdóttir is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Reykjavík University.
She holds a PhD in business analytics from KU Leuven, Belgium, and a master's degree in Mathematics from the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. Her research is focused on practical applications of data science and analytics whereby she leverages advanced machine learning techniques, network science and various sources of data with the goal of increasing the impact of the analytics process and facilitating better usage of data science for decision making, currently focusing on sleep measurements. María is the director of the Master programs in Data Science and Applied Data Science at Reykjavík University. She is currently supervising two PhD students working on data-driven health.