Facultade de Fisioterapia

María Xosé Rodríguez Álvarez

María Xosé Rodríguez Álvarez

External Collaborator Researcher

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics BCAM

IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science

Research Lines:

  • Statistical evaluation of clinical biomarkers.
  • P-spline (mixed) models.
  • Medical and agricultutal applications.
  • User-friendly software.

Contact Information

Alameda de Mazarredo, 14
E-48009 Bilbao
Basque Country - Spain


+34 946 567 842



I finished my undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in 1999, and from 2005 until 2007 I did the USC-specific master's degree in Biostatistics. I obtained my Advanced Study Diploma (ASD) in 2006 and my PhD in Mathematics at the USC in 2011.

My professional career started at the private sector. From 2001 until 2005 I worked in the Information Technology sector, carrying out different roles. This experience gave me a strong background on programming and computation. In 2006, I moved to the University, first as part-time Associate Lecturer at the University of Vigo, UVIGO (2006 – 2007), and then as R & D project manager at the USC (2008 – 2009). My interest in multidisciplinary biomedical research led me to be awarded a competitive grant funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III. In 2010 I joined the University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela as Biostatistician, where I built a solid multidisciplinary career path. From 2013 until 2016 I had a competitive 3-year postdoctoral fellow contract (funded by the Xunta de Galicia) at the UVIGO. As part of this position, I made several long-term research stays (in total 2 years) at different European Universities (Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany; Biometris, Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands; and Universidade do Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal). I am currently an Ikerbasque Research Fellow at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics - BCAM (Bilbao).