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María José Casany

María José Casany

María José Casany is a Computer science Engineer from Polytechnic University of Catalonia - UPC (1997) and has a Ph.D. in Science (2013) from UPC. From 2004 she has been a researcher and lecturer, teaching at the School of Informatics (FIB) on UPC. She has also been a course instructor at the Open University of Catalonia UOC. She teaches courses on Software engineering Projects, DatabasesSocial and Environmental aspects of Information technologies.


She has developed several Open source projects such as the J2MEMicroDB (a database engine for Mobile devices) and a migration of the authoring software JClic to the OLPC X0 platform ( She has also participated in the development of several LMS projects and authoring tools.


Her research interests focus on the social aspects of engineering education, innovation in higher education degrees, educational innovation that contributes to the quality teaching enhancement, sustainability, and techno-ethics.